Yesterday the BBC recorded the video presentation of the United Kingdom’s participation for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. During the Eurovision 2014: The UK Launch, it was revealed that Molly Smitten-Downes will represent the country with the song Children of the Universe.
Hosted by Scott Mills, the internally selected representative Molly Smitten-Downes, as revealed earlier today, performed her entry for the first time to the public. Yesterday, in a beautifully restored building called Avenue One in London the audience saw Molly Smitten-Downes, a 26 year old singer and songwriter from Leicester performing the mid tempo rock anthem called Children of the Universe. Backing her were a drummer and 4 vocalists. Her performance was recorded several times for editing purposes and got an enthusiastic response each time from the crowd of several hundred.
Molly Smitten-Downes (26) is a British musician who was born and raised in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Molly’s first experience within the music industry was in 2005 where she was part of the British music act Stunt. Stunt achieved worldwide success in 2008 when their “Raindrops (Encore une fois)” collaboration with SASH! gained a place in a number of charts from around the world.
In 2009, Molly teamed up with Swedish DJ Basshunter where they collaborated with the song “I will learn to love again”. The single was included in Basshunter’s album Bass Generation.
Molly’s solo career began in 2011 when she released an acoustic version of the song “Fly away with me” onto iTunes. Since then, she has gone on to release her own music material and received a positive reception when the music platform BBC Introducing gave recognition to her song “Strange Alien”.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128469552″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Stay tuned to esctoday.com for further information on the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.