It’s official (finally): Molly Smitten-Downes for the UK!

After however many weeks of rumours about who will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision, we actually found out who is the lucky person – Molly Smitten-Downes is going to represent the UK in Copenhagen with her song “Children of the Universe” and..wow, it is actually a GOOD SONG. Yes, you saw that. IT IS A GOOD SONG. Here, keep on reading to find out what we think of the choice..wow.

The United Kingdom has ACTUALLY sent a good song..HALLELUJAH!
The United Kingdom has ACTUALLY sent a good song..HALLELUJAH!

Today, it was actually confirmed that Molly would represent the UK at Eurovision, after easily a number of months of rumours, and we finally got to hear the song too..and just..wow. The song’s called “Children of the Universe” and it’s really anthemic and it’s almost perfect for Eurovision…from the UK anyway! Have a listen to it here, OMG THIS IS MENTAL!!!!

The song:

Okay, so I might have just explained what we think of the song above, but JUST in case you still haven’t got it – THE SONG IS FRIKING AMAZING PEOPLE! Finally, after three years of the country sending ‘has-beens’ trying to jumpstart their career (Engelbert and Bonnie, I’m particularly  looking at you here), the BBC has actually managed to send someone who is young, new to the scene with an absolutely fantastic song..is anyone thinking of Lena here?

*focus, Rory. Focus!*

So the song is really anthemic and generally just empowering. Molly’s voice is quite different in that it’s not the normal sort of voice you’d expect for a song like “Children of the Universe”, but it actually compliments the song really well. Plus the whole “Power to the people” line also gets the audience involved. I think the UK have clicked out this state of oldness they’ve been in for the past three years. Fair play to the UK for actually selecting something good. They have actually getting a good reputation this year!

The show:

The show itself wasn’t exactly much of a show itself – more just of a presentation of the show in a “secret location”, although it did look a bit like the Royal Opera House foyer (I don’t know if that was just me, but it did seem like it!). We also got to see a bit of an interview with Molly with Scott Mills before the song was premiered and once the song was revealed, we got to see her family’s reaction to the news that Molly would represent the UK in Denmark. Other than the face that her gran pulled when she was told the news (seriously, it was like… “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!” – it was hilariously adorable), that was basically the entire show. The UK  like to keep things short and sweet..not like Malta..

At Eurovision:

This is always the question – how will the UK do at Eurovision? Well, due to the stigma the UK has attached to the Eurovision, they’ll probably feel like they’ll come last. BUT. Molly has incredibly amazing vocals live, plus the song is empowering and anthemic, factors that can help a song win – ‘Euphoria‘, ‘Insieme:1992‘ anyone? But still, I think Europe will like it due to its modernity and its deep message of self-determination. If it doesn’t finish on the left-hand side of the scoreboard on the 10th of May, I will officially declare an injustice. I seriously cannot wait to see how it will properly look on stage..too bad James can’t vote for his own country! Best of luck Molly!

Your views:

Do you like Molly and her song?
Do you like Molly and her song?

Daniel Cobbett from the United Kingdom:  I think it has a strong and powerful intro that grabs you and a cool singalong chorus!! Best UK entry for a while!

Tommy Engström from Sweden: Really pleasant song. Pleasant doesn’t win though and “Children of the universe” sounds a bit corny in my ears.

Neale Stevenson from the United Kingdom: Good for her. I think the BBC have taken the right approach for once – might have gone a bit more radical myself. But at least it’s moved on from “variety”.

Özgür Yılmaz from Turkey:  I really like it! Not my fave right now but I’m sure it’ll grow on me a lot.

So it seems that majority of the fans are also great fans of the song too, but some aren’t the biggest fans of the song. Maybe that will change come May, maybe it’ll be the fanwank of 2014? Who knows! So what do you think of the British song? Is it your favourite or is it the worst song of the lot so far for you? Feel free to let us know by commenting below!

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7 thoughts on “It’s official (finally): Molly Smitten-Downes for the UK!”

  1. Great write-up Rory!! I love our entry already this year 🙂 It’s cool and contemporary, a mixture of Coldplay, Paloma and Lana del Rey to my ears. I think the intro grabs you instantly, and I can’t wait to see how it comes across on a bigger stage!

    1. Thanks so much for the comment Dan! 🙂

      Aww stop it you! 😀 Well it’s my #2 right now. I think it’s the best thing the UK has sent since Javine, but I just pray that Europe will vote for it. Let the UK actually do well! AWAY WITH THE STIGMA! 😀

  2. i love it, i see so much potential, she needs to work on the start but overall if she puils this off on the night maybe just maybe london 2015

    1. Thanks a lot for your comment Wayne!

      Same here, I feel like she can work on it a little more, but from the version we heard, it’s amazing…maybe London 2015 is a possibility? They have a 1 in 26 chance! ;D

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