Ahead of this weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest Final, we caught up with the UK’s 2014 entrant, Molly, and chatted about her track, Children Of The Universe, and dancing like Gina G!
This weekend marks one of the highlights of the annual pop calendar. It’s up there with the annual Christmas Number 1 race and The X Factor: Yes, we’re talking about the Eurovision Song Contest!
Representing the UK this year is 26 year old singer/songwriter Molly with her track, Children Of The Universe. We sat down with her before she jetted off to Copenhagen for the grand final next Saturday (May 10) to find out what she’s got in store for the big night.
Leicestershire born Molly was discovered through the BBC's Introducing initiative for unsigned artists.
“I’d just started to get some support nationally from [BBC Introducing], which was fantastic, and then I got an email to ask if [Eurovision] was something I would consider,” Molly explained. “They weren’t trying to do some novelty cheesy Eurovision act, they wanted it to be not a household name.
Despite being asked to submit a track, Molly never expected that she’d be representing the UK at this year’s Eurovision: “I never really thought they would choose it! I think I thought it was a bit risky for the BBC.”
After having chart legends such as Blue, Engelbert Humperdinck and Bonnie Tyler flying the flag for the United Kingdom in recent years, and surely we’re all agreed it’s time to let a new artist have a shot at bringing home the Eurovision crown with a fresh sounding song.
“[Children of the Universe] is about feeling a bit lost and worthless and then realising you are everything and you are integral to everything that’s happening at this present time. It’s a bit deeper than baking a cake and some of the other entries that are in Eurovision!” said Molly, referring to Latvia’s entry for this year’s competition, Aarzemnieki’s Cake To Bake.
That said, Molly is certainly excited for next weekend: “Eurovision’s going to be a good show, there’s some real mixed bags of acts and songs and yeah, I’m really excited to be a part of it actually, it’s been really good fun so far”.
“The Eurovision community has been incredible,” she adds. “They’re so positive, just really supportive and I’ve just found the whole thing to be this incredible journey so far. Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I do everyone proud!”
Check out the full interview below: