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The United Kingdom has appeared at least six times in the Mlovision Song Contest since their debut in 2012. They have won one time, in 2014, with British singer Molly Smitten-Downes and her song "Children of the Universe".

The country has also won the Shirley Manson Award two times: Enter Shikari (2012) and Young Guns (2014).

Participation Edit

2012 debut Edit

In 2012, British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari became the first artist to represent the country in the contest. They competed with the song "Destabilise" among with other 5 entries. At the end of the event, the song got the sixth place.

Besides, the band won the Shirley Manson Award for the Best Artist.

2013 withdrawal Edit

In 2013, the country did not have any entry to take part in the contest so, they withdrew from the competition.

2014 return Edit

One year later, the country returned to the contest with three entries: "Bones" by alternative rock band Young Guns, "Children of the Universe" by singer Molly Smitten-Downes, and "Rat Race" by rock band Enter Shikari, who have won back in 2012.

At the end of the show, Enter Shikari received 57 points and got the 8th place, Young Guns got 77 points and came 6th, and Smitten-Downes won the 1st place with 115 points. Her song, "Children of the Universe", was also the entry of the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest the same year.

In the same edition, the rock band Young Guns won the Shirley Manson Award for the Best Artist.

2015 Edit

In 2015, Enter Shikari was chosen as the next representatives of the country for the third time, becoming the artists that have been most times in the contest, together with American alternative rock band Garbage.

Their song, "Warm Smiles do not Make You Welcome Here", was performed fifth on the night, and at the end of the show, the song scored 49 points and got the 11th place, getting the worst result to the country so far.

2016 Edit

British pop singer and previous winner, Molly Smitten-Downes, was chosen for the second time as the next representative for the country, with the song "Beneath the Lights", a collaboration with electronic band DreamBeats.

The song was performed sixteenth on the night, and at the end of the show, the song got 32 points from the Jury plus 98 points from Mlo, receiving 130 points and coming 5th.

Contestants Edit

Year Artist Language Title Final Points
2012 Enter Shikari English "Destabilise" 6
Did not participate in 2013
2014 Young Guns English "Bones" 6 77
Molly Smitten-Downes English "Children of the Universe" 1 115
Enter Shikari English "Rat Race" 8 57
2015 Enter Shikari English "Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here" 11 49
2016 Molly Smitten-Downes & Dream Beats English "Beneath the Lights" 5 130

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