Yesterday the BBC announced that Molly Smitten-Downes will represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song Children of the universe. Today Molly began promoting her song with an interview on BBC Breakfast.
Highlights from the interview
This morning’s interview was Molly first live TV appearance as the UK Eurovision representative. She said that she was offered the job when Guy Freeman (Executive producer of BBC Eurovision) discovered her music through BBC Introducing. The BBC Eurovision team did not rush Molly when writing Children of the universe as they want the song-writing process to be natural. When asks about bloc voting she believes that music is the only way to break that kind of barrier.
It’s has been a hectic but yet exciting past few days for the 26 year old singer from Leicester. Last night Molly took to social media to retweet everyone who has praised her song. On both facebook and twitter she posted this to her fans:
Wow! Totally overwhelmed by your reaction to Children of the Universe and the fact that I will be representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014! Thank you!!!!! #powertothepeople #childrenoftheuniverse – Posted by Molly on her Facebook page.
Molly began her career in the music business in 2005 when she was a member of Stunt, a British music act. So far her biggest international hit was in 2008 where Stunt collaborated with SASH! to make the song Raindrops. In 2011 Molly went solo in order to release her own music material.
Molly will be the UK’s 57th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. The UK best result is 1st place in 1967, 1969, 1976, 1981 and 1997. The UK has also come second 15 times. Last year Bonnie Tyler came 19th with Believe in Me.
Stay tuned with esctoday.com for more information about Molly and the United Kingdom in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.