Wednesday 18 October 2017

Molly gets a few tips from Eurovision legend Niamh

Molly Sterling with Marty Whelan and Niamh Kavanagh in Vienna
Molly Sterling with Marty Whelan and Niamh Kavanagh in Vienna
Molly Sterling with Marty Whelan and Niamh Kavanagh in Vienna. Photo: Lisi Niesner
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Two worlds collided in Vienna when former Eurovision champion Niamh Kavanagh and this year's hopeful Molly Sterling (17) both performed at the annual Irish Eurovision Party.

Sterling wasn't even born when Kavanagh won the Eurovision in 1993 with power ballad 'In Your Eyes'. But she is a huge admirer of her vocal ability - and hair.

"Niamh really takes you under her wing," said Sterling. "You feel like she really cares and understands. She has an amazing voice. And that amazing hair - I want it."

The annual Irish Eurovision Party allows members of the Irish delegation to get to know one another and is hosted by self-confessed "Eurovision nutter" Marty Whelan.

Sterling will perform in the second semi-final tomorrow evening and believes Sweden's "dishy" act is her biggest threat.

Swede Mans Zelmerlöw certainly seems to be garnering a lot of attention with his Avicii-esque dance track 'Heroes'.

New contenders Australia are also among the front runners as singer Guy Sebastian has been compared to Bruno Mars.

"Sweden seems to be the one to watch," she said. "I really hope I make everyone back home proud. This week has been jam packed with stuff, it's been an amazing few days."

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