Molly Smitten-Downes, announced only last night as the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest representative last night, was a guest on BBC Breakfast this morning on BBC One.
In her first ever live television interview, Molly explained how she was selected this year for Eurovision, coming through the BBC Introducing platform. – and how she got over her initial reservations:
To be honest, I wasn’t sure it was for me – but I had a chat with Guy Freeman and liked that he wanted something more credible and all to be about the song. If we can achieve this, it would be brilliant.
Faced with the usual Eurovision-sceptic questions about ‘European alliances’, Molly replied:
I didn’t really realise how big (Eurovision) was until I’d signed up. I like to think that music can break down barriers, and it’s just up to the song – I’m really happy with it, so we just have to wait and see. For me, the dream is to have a career and write music.