Eurovision Song Contest 2014: United Kingdom – “Children Of The Universe” by Molly

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Eurovision 2014 – United Kingdom

The United Kingdom song was called “Children Of The Universe” and performed by Molly Smitten-Downes.

ARTIST

The BBC decided to take a new approach when selecting the entry this year and used the BBC Introducing platform.

Has this new approach worked? I think so!

Young, fresh and a great representation of current UK music. No veterans, no failed reality show stars and no novelty acts in sight – it’s all about the song.

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.

SONG

Upon first hearing it, the song wasn’t an immediate favourite but it’s most definitely a “grower”. If you can imagine Cyndi Lauper singing a Coldplay song then you’ve got “Children Of The Universe”.

VIDEO

LIVE PERFORMANCE

LYRICS

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”

FINAL RESULT

The United Kingdom finished in 17th place with 40 points.

Eurovision Song Contest 2014: United Kingdom - "Children Of The Universe" by Molly

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