Eurovision 2014 – Will the UK Win It With Molly Smitten-Downes?

May 7, 2014


After unsuccessful attempts by Bonnie Tyler and Engelbert Humperdinck in the previous years, it’s Molly Smitten-Downes’ turn to try and win the most popular song contest in Europe – The Eurovision.

The little-known singer-songwriter, who is known simply as Molly on stage, enjoyed a brief appearance in the charts more than five years ago when she sang on an updated version of German DJ Sash’s 1997 smash “Encore Une Fois.” After that she lent her vocals to the track “I Will Learn to Love Again” from Swedish producer Basshunter’s 2009 album “Bass Generation”, which reached number 16 in the UK.

She then began a career with her own material, supporting such acts as Jake Bugg, Tinie Tempah and Labrinth. After submitting her tracks to BBC Introducing, she gained their support before being spotted by the corporation’s Eurovision producers. Her enthusiasm for the project is infectious and she’s expecting huge support on the journey to Copenhagen.

Her entry, “Children of the Universe,” is similar to an anthem, powerful and with strong vocal. The entry also displays the best pyrotechnics of the night. Finally, British viewers can dig out the bunting and Union flags for a night that might just deliver a first Eurovision Song Contest win for the UK in 17 years.

The only barrier to Molly’s victory is the competition. Her main rivals are most likely to be from Greece, Armenia, France, Spain, and the ever-successful Scandinavians – home country Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Nonetheless, it’s looking more and more likely that Europe is falling back in love with the United Kingdom. This being said, a victory is now a real possibility for the UK at the 2014 Eurovision.

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