Monday, March 3, 2014

United Kingdom - Children Of The Universe - Molly

Digital release image, from Molly's Facebook
17 - 40 pts / not in semi
1 track promo cds
For the 4th time in a row the BBC have opted for an internal selection to find a Eurovision representative.
But this time they have gone for a new talent, Molly Smitten-Downes.
The song is titled Children Of The Universe, penned by Molly herself with Anders Hansson.

The song was officially released on April 28, no physical release though, although the picture is mentioned as 'official single sleeve' at Molly's Facebook.
She signed an album deal with Warner Music.
Two promo's have been issued. A 1-track promo in cardsleeve and a 4-track in plastic case. (Warner / East/West records).

4 track promo sleeve
Anders Hansson
Co-writer Hansson is known from several Swedish Melodifestivalen hits including Eurovision entry It Hurts  (Det Gör Ont) by Lena Philipsson (2004) and MF tracks by Alcazar, BWO and Agnes (Carlsson).
His first MF entry was Dansa I Neon by Lena Ph. from 1987, now a Swedish evergreen.

Club Mix
You can listen to a Scott Mills Club mix here at Molly's Youtube. Three remixes were released on April 27 (digital release). See versions below.

Children Of The Universe - Eurovision version
- Official Copenhagen 2CD, promos
Children Of The Universe - Karaoke
- Official karaoke album (digital release)
Children Of The Universe  - Scott Mills Club mix
Children Of The Universe  - Scott Mills radio mix
Children Of The Universe  - Secaina Hudson remix
- remixes digital release on April 27, also on 4-track promo

Molly enters the U.K. top 100 at #48 the sunday before the contest week.
U.K. top 100: 48, 33, 23, 88, -
Ireland top 100: 87, 36, -
Denmark top 40: 37, -
Germany top 100: 94, -
Switzerland top 75: 63, -
Austria top 75: 63, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60 (Digital sales charts): 31, -

More United Kingdom
Jade Ewen was chosen to sing It's My Time, penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and she gave the U.K. their best result since 2002. (5th). Josh Dubovie also got himself a song by a well known composer, but Pete Waterman and Mike Stocks That Sounds Good To Me didn't sound good to Europe. A measly 10 points and 25th place.
A new course led to the BBC overusing the defibrillators. First old Boyband Blue was revived, and with success. I Can ended 11th and scored a top 10 hit in several European countries. (No. 16 in the U.K.).
Engelbert Humperdinck was an even bigger surprise, but Love Will Set You Free only made No. 25.
In 2013 Bonnie Tyler was received with a lot of love in Malmö, but the points didn't come, she ended up with a 19th place and a measly No. 93 hit at home.

Pic from BBC's twitter

Links and sources
BBC Eurovision pages
Molly FB
Molly Website
Thanks to Jean-François.

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