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Eurovision star Molly Smitten-Downes unrecognisable 9 years after winning chance to represent UK | The Sun

May 7, 2023

EUROVISION star Molly Smitten-Downes looks unrecognisable nine years after winning chance to represent UK.

The singer, now 36, competed in Copenhagen back in 2014 with the song Children of the Universe.

Molly performing last on the night and the song was voted 17th out of 26 entries, gaining a total of 40 points.

Fast forward nearly a decade on and Molly looks very different now.

The star regularly shares updates with her fans on social media.

Molly is now a mum to two children with her partner Dan.


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She is often seen enjoying days out with her family – from walks in the countryside, to beach outings and festival visits.

Molly became a hit with Eurovision fans when they found out that she was the 2014 entry.

Her music – more specifically her track Strange Alien – caught the attention of BBC Introducing, which was used to find more a more contemporary acts after disappointing efforts from big names.

Guy Freeman, who was the BBC's executive producer for Eurovision at the time, had previously spoken about the UK's entry criteria needing a bit of a shake-up.

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He wrote in a blog: "We took the view that we needed a bespoke, contemporary song, written specifically to suit the conditions of the competition – rather than trying to get lucky with a pre-existing track from an artist."

After the contest, Molly performed at the Glastonbury Festival that summer.

In 2015 she teamed up with German DJ and producer Zwette to make track Rush and was remixed by Sam Feldt. 

Eurovision is heading to the UK, after Britain bagged the top job of hosting the big event

As 2022 winner Ukraine cannot host Eurovision 2023, it will be held in Britain, after we finished runners-up thanks to Sam Ryder.

The Eurovision Grand Final 2023 will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

The semi-finals leading up to the big night will be on Tuesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 11, 2023.

The song contest has been traditionally held in May since 1995.

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