Leicestershire singer picked to sing at Eurovision

Molly Smitten-Downes from Rothley in Leicestershire could sing before an audience of 120 million people during the Eurovision Song Contest in May.

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Leicestershire singer says it's an 'honour' to represent the UK at Eurovision

Molly Smitten-Downes will represent the UK at Eurovision Credit: Molly Smitten-Downes

Molly Smitten-Downes from Rothley in Leicestershire could sing before an audience of 120 million people during the Eurovision Song Contest in May.

She is a relatively unknown artist compared to some previous performers: last year Bonnie Tyler came 19th and Engelbert Humperdinck was 25th out of 26 acts in 2012.

Molly 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. I hope I can do us proud."

Leicestershire singer chosen for Eurovision entry

Molly Smitten-Downs (Pictures: YOUTUBE)

A relatively unknown singer from Rothley in Leicestershire has been picked to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision song contest.

26 year old Molly Smitten-Downs has been writing songs for a decade and has supported artists like Jake Bugg and Tinie Tempah.

She will be singing her self-written song Children of the Universe in Denmark in May.

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