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In pictures: Eurovision 2014 live


The 59th Eurovision song contest has kicked off in the Copenhagen, Denmark.

There are 26 countries competing in the final this year. Britain is pinning its hopes on Molly Smitten-Downes, the 27-year-old from Leicester, is representing the UK with her song 'Children of the Universe'.

The singer told The Independent that she is “going in there to win” with her self-penned song and will be the last act to perform tonight.

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