Straight from the town of Húsavík in North Iceland, singer Molly Sandén performed her Oscar-nominated song ‘Húsavík’ from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, live in front of the world at the Academy Awards last night.
The song, which was nominated for Best Original Song, might have missed out on the top prize, but like Will Ferrell’s character Lars says in the movie; “The perfect song isn’t the winning song, but a song that comes from the heart”.
Here is a video of the stunning live performance.
Molly Sandén provided Rachel McAdams’ character, Sigrit, her singing voice in the hit Netflix movie.
The Swedish singer was also joined by a choir of local school girls, all donning a traditional Icelandic wool sweater known as a Lopapeysa, while the singer herself wore a glimmering lamé trenchcoat.
The performance took place in Húsavík’s harbor, where Molly and the choir were surrounded by fishing boats, gentle ocean waves and magnificent mountains, all while the Northern Lights danced above.
While many millions of viewers were treated to a remarkable performance, it sadly wasn’t to be for the town of Húsavík and fans of the Eurovision movie. Despite being heavily tipped to scoop the top prize, the Oscar instead went to ‘Fight for You’ from Judas and the Black Messiah.
These were the nominees for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards 2021:
- “Husavík” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
- “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah
- “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of The Chicago 7
- “Io Si (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti A Se)
- “Speak Now” from One Night In Miami…