Molly Smitten-Downes tipped for Eurovision
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 March 2014
Little known singer-songwriter Molly Smitten-Downes is being tipped to represent Britain in this year's Eurovision Song Contest
Molly Smitten-Downes is being tipped to represent Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The little-known singer is heavily rumoured to be announced as this year's entrant in the annual singing competition after being discovered through BBC Introducing, an initiative to discover unsigned music talent.
The 26-year-old songstress was named on social media last night (02.03.14) by people who attended a music video shoot in London. Her Eurovision song is reportedly named 'Children of the Universe'.
Eurovision producers opted to find a talented unsigned act to represent Britain this year through the BBC Introducing programme. Molly came to the attention of talent scouts when she submitted her song 'Strange Alien' to the BBC last year.
The decision comes after well-known artists such as Bonnie Tyler - who came in 19th place last year - and Engelbert Humperdinck failed to win votes in previous years.
BBC's Eurovision producer Guy Freeman recently revealed this year's song will be tailored for the contest.
He said: "We took the view that we needed a bespoke, contemporary song, written specifically to suit the conditions of the competition - rather than trying to get lucky with a pre-existing track from an artist."
He added of the finished song: "The end result is that we now have a powerful and impressive song that we hope will do us proud in Copenhagen."
This year's Eurovision entrant and song will be unveiled through the BBC Red Button service tonight (03.03.14) at 7.30pm.
The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by Denmark on May 10.