The UK have chosen their entry for this year’s Eurovision and her name is Molly Smitten-Downes. She is 26 and is from Leicester. She is unsigned and has been singing and writing songs for a decade and has wrote her Eurovision entry entitled Children Of The Universe. National TV station in the UK, BBC said she had “the perfect combination of contemporary songwriting and real vocal quality”.
Smitten-Downes is a former Leicester College student and has played support for acts like Tinie Tempah and Jake Bugg. She has also won the Best Urban/Pop Act at the Live and Unsigned music competition in 2012.
She said: “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.”
Smitten-Downes’ talent was found through BBC Introducing which is an online opportunity for unsigned acts who put up songs hoping to be discovered.
Guy Freeman who is executive producer for BBC Eurovision said,
“We took the view that we needed a bespoke, contemporary song, written specifically to suit the conditions of the competition.”