UK’s Eurovision Contender Announced

Molly Smitten-Downes

Singer songwriter Molly Smitten-Downes will be the UK’s 2014 entrant for The Eurovision Song Contest, performing her own song ‘Children of the Universe’ at the 59th Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, in front of an estimated global audience of over 120 million viewers.

Molly, aged 26, from Leicestershire, was discovered through BBC Introducing and invited to compose and perform a song especially for the competition.

Performing for the UK as her artist name Molly, she has been singing and composing songs for over 10 years and has become widely recognised within the music industry and live music scene. In 2012 she was awarded Best Urban/Pop Act at Live and Unsigned, has performed at numerous festivals including Sundown and in 2013 won Best Song at the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards.

She has supported artists such as Jake Bugg, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth & Chase n Status.

Molly says: “I’m so excited for everyone to hear ‘Children of The Universe’. I’m so happy with it. To represent the United Kingdom in such a huge competition, not only as a singer and performer but as a songwriter is an unbelievable honour. I hope I can do us proud”

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday 10th May in Copenhagen, Denmark, broadcast live on BBC One & BBC One HD, with commentary by Graham Norton and live on BBC Radio 2 with commentary from Ken Bruce. The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th May, broadcast on BBC Three and BBC Three HD hosted by Scott Mills.