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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.

Englebert Humperdinck nervous about being first Eurovision performer of the night

Engelbert Humperdinck Credit: PA / BBC

The UK Eurovision contestant Engelbert Humperdinck, who's from the East Midlands, has admitted he is "nervous" after learning he will be the first performer of the night at the contest.

But he said his fears will spur him on to "come out fighting".

The 75-year-old singer is representing the UK with the song Love Will Set You Free at Baku in Azerbaijan in May and believes it has the "potential" to win.