Molly Smitten-Downes—the UK’s Eurovision 2014 singer—is already a household name among Eurovision fans. But if she’s being honest, she doesn’t really care about being famous. That’s one reason why she never pursued talent shows like the X Factor and The Voice.
“The whole fame thing is not something I’m really that bothered about,” she told wiwiblogger Deban Aderemi at the London Eurovision Party. “Those kind of shows are great if you want to be a pop star.”
Miss Molly is much more concerned about writing good music than she is with being recognized on the street. “I feel like more of a songwriter…The problem with those shows is that you’re there as a singer. I feel like I sing things best when I’ve written them.”
Well it’s really obvious she wrote “Children of the Universe” because she sings it so damn well. Just Michael Fassbender and and Hugh Jackman—two of the stars who recently recorded an episode of the Graham Norton Show with Molly. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is crazy!’ They were so lovely though. It was the first sort of big, live TV show I’ve done, so I was quite nervous. But they were all so nice.”
You can keep up with the latest Molly Smitten-Downes news by following her on Twitter (@mollysd) and by liking her official Facebook page. And if you missed our interview with Molly from Amsterdam, you can watch it here. Power to the people!