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UK Eurovision fans travel to Copenhagen for contest

British fans who have travelled to Copenhagen to support the UK's entry Molly Smitten-Downes at this year's Eurovision Song Contest showed their support outside the city's B&W Hallerne Arena.

British fans fly the flag for the UK in Copenhagen ahead of tonight's Eurovision Song Contest. Credit: Kevin Johnston

The 27-year-old UK hopeful will perform Children of the Universe, a song she composed herself.

Two fans from the UK show their support for Molly Smitten-Downes in the Danish capital. Credit: Kevin Johnston

UK entry Molly meets fans ahead of Eurovision final

The UK's Eurovision hopeful Molly Smitten-Downes has been meeting fans in Copenhagen ahead of tonight's final.

Former music student Molly is hoping for success performing 'Children of the Universe', a song she composed herself.

Molly Smitten-Downes meeting fans in Copenhagen ahead of tonight's Eurovision. Credit: Kevin Johnston

UK to perform last at this year's Eurovision

The UK's Eurovision hopeful Molly Smitten-Downes will perform her self-penned song 'Children of the Universe' last at tomorrow's gala performance in Copenhagen.

Currently the odds of the 27-year-old winning are 11/1. If she triumphs, she will be the first UK winner since Katrina And The Waves in 1997.

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Molly Smitten-Downes to represent UK at Eurovision

Unknown singer Molly Smitten-Downes has been unveiled as the hopeful who BBC chiefs believe could help to raise the UK's flagging fortunes after recent flops at Eurovision.

Molly Smitten-Downes Credit: BBC/PA Wire

The 26-year-old from Leicestershire has been chosen to perform her self-written song Children Of The Universe.

She will compete in front of a potential TV audience of 120 million at the contest in Copenhagen on May 10.

"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," the singer said.

Molly Smitten-Downes has been writing songs for a decade and has supported acts such as Jake Bugg, Tinie Tempah and Labrinth.

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