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Molly

Molly Smitten-Downes is an up and coming Singer/Songwriter from the United Kingdom. On the 10th of May Molly will fly the flag for the UK in the Grand Final of The Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
At the 59th Eurovision Song Contest Molly will perform her song Children Of The Universe, co-written with Swedish Producer Anders Hansson. Children Of The Universe blends strings and harmonies over a pounding drum beat while the lyrics promote the universal message of love and unity.

Molly grew up in Leicestershire, a small county in the heart of England. As a child Molly would write poems and soon realised they had in fact become song lyrics. Molly went on to study music at college and in 2008 scored her first UK top ten hit with Raindrops, a collaboration with superstar DJ Sash! In 2012 Molly won best Urban/Pop act at Live and Unsigned, a highly regarded UK Contest for unsigned artists and acts. 2013 brought in more success as Molly was awarded winner of 'Best Song' at the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards for her original track Lost Generation.

In 2014 the BBC's Eurovision team discovered Molly through BBC Introducing, an initiative designed for unsigned acts and artists who would like to get their original tracks heard on BBC Radio.

Eurovision - A big concept

Molly took the job of creating a song for the Eurovision Song Contest very seriously and says the song "needed to be a big concept. It can't just be a nice song, it's got to be a little bit anthemic. So I came up with six or seven ideas in the space of 48 hours and this one just stood out." Molly hopes Children Of The Universe will connect with the whole of Europe and knows what she's got to do on the night, stating "It's about the live performance. It's got to have some drama, you've got to get that arena to feel what you're singing about and hopefully get them on their feet or inspired somehow."

Molly's earliest Eurovision memory was Gina G (who represented the UK in 1996). Molly says "I remember being at my first school disco and practising the moves with all my friends."

Now Molly has her chance to represent the United Kingdom and wants to do her country proud. She says "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."

Lyrics of Children of the Universe

Power to the people (oh, hey, hey)
Power to the people (oh, oh, oh, oh)

I've been tired of this thinking (hey)
so I've drowned it out with drinking (oh)
Tastes like a bitter pill but I'll just wash it down
With the taste of something sweet that some doctor gave me now
And this is a madness
I'm not giving in

We're shining like diamonds
With fire in our bones
Standing beside you I've a feeling that I'll never walk alone

We're children of the universe, don't you know
Dancing on the edge of time and it's ours to own
Just children of the universe

Power to the people (oh, hey, hey)
Power to the people (oh, oh, oh, oh)
Power to the people (oh, hey, hey)
You know what we want and we've gotta get it now

Something's stirring in the silence (hey, hey)
And it reeks of passive violence (oh)
Hold on tight this opportunity we'll take, put an end to all this suffering before it gets too late
Hopes on the horizon
I'm not giving in

We're children of the universe don't you know
Dancing on the edge of time and it's ours to own
Just children of the universe

We're shining like diamonds
With love in our hearts
They said it's the end but I've a feeling
It might just be the start
As I am awakened with fire in my bones
Standing beside you I've a feeling that I'll never walk alone

We're children of the uni, children of the uni,
Children of the universe don't you know
Yeah dancing on the edge of time and it's ours to own
'Cause we are children of the universe
Just children of the universe

Power to the people
Le pouvoir au peuple (oh, he, he)
Le pouvoir au peuple (oh, oh, oh, oh)

J'en ai assez de ces idees (he)
Je les ai noyees dans la boisson (oh)
Elles sont dures a avaler, mais je les ferai descendre
Avec le gout d'un truc sucre qu'un docteur m'a refile
C'est de la folie
Mais je ne vais pas ceder

Nous brillons comme des diamants
Avec du feu dans nos os
A cote de toi, je ne me sentirai jamais seule

Choeur
Nous sommes les enfants de l'univers, vous savez
Dansant aux confins du temps et c'est a nous d'avoir
Juste des enfants de l'univers

Le pouvoir au peuple (oh, he, he)
Le pouvoir au peuple (oh, oh, oh, oh)
Le pouvoir au peuple (oh, he, he)
Vous savez ce que nous voulons et nous l'aurons

Quelque chose bouge dans le silence (he, he)
Et ca sent la violence passive (oh)
Tenez bon, nous allons saisir cette opportunite, arreter ces souffrances avant qu'il ne soit trop tard
Espoirs a l'horizon
Je ne vais pas ceder

Choeur
Nous sommes les enfants de l'univers, vous savez
Dansant aux confins du temps et c'est a nous d'avoir
Juste des enfants de l'univers

Nous brillons comme des diamants
Avec de l'amour dans le coeur
Ils ont dit que c'etait la fin, mais j'ai l'impression
Que c'est juste le debut
Comme je me reville avec du feu dans les os
A cote de toi, je ne me sentirai jamais seule

Choeur
Nous sommes les enfants de l'uni, les enfants de l'uni,
Les enfants de l'univers, vous savez
Ouais, dansant aux confins du temps et c'est a nous d'avoir
Car nous sommes des enfants de l'univers
Juste des enfants de l'univers.

Le pouvoir au peuple