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Vienna Role For Tipperary’s Molly Sterling

Irish Eurovision hopeful Molly Sterling from Puckane, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, performed “Build Fireworks Again,”  yet another of her own original songs,  at a  “Pop Meets Opera” recent event in Vienna, Austria.

The extremely talented 17 year old Tipperary musician and songstress was one of only four Eurovision hopefuls specially chosen from this year’s song contest, to participate in this recent matinee performance, held at the iconic Austrian Vienna State Opera House, in front of a VIP audience.

Describing the recent ‘Pop meets Opera’ show as “an incredible experience,” the teenage singer-songwriter will next appear on stage for the Eurovision 2015 second semi-final of the competition on Thursday night next, singing “Playing With Numbers”.

Tune in and keep those fingers crossed for Molly everyone.

Tipperary’s Molly Sterling To Represent Ireland

Tipperary’s Molly Sterling will represent Ireland at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria this year, 2015.

 

The final vote lay in the hands of the general public and it was down to a two-horse race last night as 16 year old Tipperary Musician and Songstress Molly Sterling edged out runner-up performer Kat Mahon latter singing ‘Anybody Got a Shoulder,’  by four points (Total of 104 points), on RTE 1’s ‘The Late Late Show.’

Molly’s song “Playing With Numbers”  was co-written with Greg French and rendered live last night on TV with the passion and feeling of a professional performer twice her age.

Entertainer Panti Bliss, one of the four commenting RTE panel members which also included Phil Coulter, Linda Martin and Mairead Farrell, insisted “This is the song for me,”  even before the voting had commenced.

Molly – Tipperary loves you – “Go Girl”.

Tipperary’s Molly Sterling A Eurovision Contestant

The eyes of all true music lovers will be focused on the ‘Late Late Show’ come Friday night next, February 27th, when five acts will take to the RTE1 studio stage to decide who will represent Ireland in this year’s 60th edition Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Vienna, Austria, following on from Conchita Wurst’s victory in the 2014.

But here in Tipperary eyes will be especially focused on an emerging and exciting talented musician; 16-year-old secondary school student, Molly Sterling from Puckane, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Molly is a self-taught musician and despite her tender years is already an accomplished singer /songwriter and to use the words of a well known Tipperary politician, “bright, intelligent and is not bad looking either”. (Yip, no politically correctness is ever tolerated here in Co Tipperary, so Dublin media get used to it.)

Currently a student attending Saint Andrew’s College; the lyrics of Molly’s competing song “Playing With Numbers”, which she co-wrote with Greg French, discusses the risks people take every day in their respective loves, lives and other experiences and will be part of her upcoming new album which is well in the making.

With a pure belief in her lyrics, Molly admits that she reaches real true happiness only when channeling her feelings and emotions through her voice and those black and white ivory keys; latter an essential part of her dusty piano, cornered here in her Tipperary home.

Molly is likely to face some tough opposition via fellow contestants Nikki Kavanagh, Kat Mohan, Alex Saint and Erika Selin, but the lyrics of her song convey meaning beyond her years, her music is addictive, haunting and emotional and with a voice reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan, win or lose on Friday next, Molly’s future in the Irish and indeed the world’s music industry is most certainly guaranteed.

The Voice of Ireland – Thurles Following Jo Petit

Well known in Thurles circles, the very talented vocalist Jo Petit made his first successful appearance on the RTÉ-1 programme The Voice of Ireland last Sunday night. Starting with the blind auditions Jo got safely through to join the team of judge Kian Egan, latter former member of boy band ‘Westlife’.

To watch Video in HD click HERE

Above video was undertaken here live in Thurles at HQ Nightclub, now known as The Watermill, Slievenamon Rd, Thurles, as part of an effort to promote music and tourism in Thurles and Co Tipperary by Hidden Tipperary.

The ‘Voice of Ireland’ judges this year in their spinning red chairs are; Rachel Stevens formally a member of ‘S Club 7′,  Kian Egan former member of boy band ‘Westlife’,  Bressie (Niall Breslin) latter Irish musician, former Westmeath Gaelic footballer / Leinster Rugby player and Thurles born Una Foden (Una Healy) a member of ‘The Saturdays’ all girl band since 2008.

Of African descent, the talented jazz, swing and pop performer Jo Petit came to live here in Ireland from Mauritius in 2006 and has been attracting audiences ever since with his voice, which ranges from Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder.

“Judge Kian Egan you may not yet be fully aware of the real talent you has managed to acquire here, so do tutor him well, as all Thurles will be watching with more than just a certain pride.”

Irish Water – Song “Five Feet High & Risin” Updated

I thought I would bring you a touch of pure nostalgia this lovely Sunday morning; a sentimentality glimpse, if you will, of the  past, which will typify some period in your life, thus returning you to a place of hopefully happy personal associations, a time before Irish Water flooded your lives, if you’ll pardon the simile.

Having listened, I thought to myself, maybe it’s time to refresh this old ballad and bring it more into line with the more modern yet difficult economic climate of today’s Ireland. Let me know if you like it and if any of you have a verse or two to add, to ‘jig it up a bit,’  if you will, sure send me a comment.

“Five Feet High & Risin.” Lyrics Updated – (or “The F.G. / Labour Coalition’s Lament 2014.”)

How high’s the water, Enda?
He said “Two feet high and risin.”
How high’s the water, Joan?
She said, “Two feet high and risin.”

We won’t make it next election when the people vote.
Pee Hogan’s rigid policies just didn’t float.
Our reign is over, watch ‘Independents’ gloat.
Two feet high and risin.

How high’s the water, Enda?
He said “Two feet high and risin.”
How high’s the water, Joan?
She said, “Two feet high and risin.”

Hey, come look through the window pane
Thurles right2water are protesting again.
Hope they catch pneumonia from the pissin rain,
Three feet high and risin.

How high’s the water, Enda?
He said “Three feet high and risin”
How high’s the water, Joan?
She said, “Three feet high and risin.

Well our jobs are gone, thanks to those protesting b‘s.
We’re stuck in Irish water up past our knees.
Best to grab our pensions and shoot the breeze.
Four feet high and risin.

How high’s the water, Enda?
He said “Four feet high and risin”
How high’s the water, Joan?
She said, “Four feet high and risin.

The R498 is gone, north of our Thurles town.
Vehicles can’t pass till the water goes down.
“Greenway” Kelly’s searchin for higher ground.
Five feet high and risin.

Well, it’s five feet high and risin.

Look at it this way, when you’re sitting on your behind all day, with no job prospects, writing poetry helps you to pass the time.

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