British singer-songwriter Molly Smitten-Downes will represent the United Kingdom in the Grand Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, with her self-penned song ‘Children of the Universe’.

The event will take place in Copenhagen on 10 May 2014.

‘Children of the Universe’ is described as “an anthemic, uplifting track specifically written with live performance in mind”.

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

Molly has been singing and writing songs for over ten years and is well known within the UK live music scene. She was awarded Best Urban/Pop Act at Live and Unsigned in 2012, 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 and Chase n Status.

“I’m so excited for everyone to hear ‘Children of The Universe’,” says Molly. “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.”

Here’s a video showing Molly performing ‘Children of The Universe’ live…

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