Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral recently made headlines after taking back some earlier remarks he made about the Eurovision Song Contest. But now the Portuguese musician has our attention for a completely different reason. During an interview on Portuguese chat show Prova Oral, the “Amar pelos dois” singer let slip that he has filmed scenes for the upcoming Netflix movie Eurovision.
Salvador Sobral in the Netflix Eurovision movie
Yep, months after Netta Barzilai’s apparent confirmation for the film there’s another winner in the mix. Portugal’s only winner of the contest so far talked about Eurovision on RTP’s talk show Prova Oral. Sobral says that he will participate in the movie as a street musician. He also claimed that the movie will be released in May — during the month of Eurovision. (We should note that a release date has not been listed on IMDB or on any official Netflix communications).
“I was invited to do a movie with Will Ferrell, Eurovision: The Movie,” he said on the show. “I went and did the movie with Will, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan.”
“I went there to play the piano and sing, he continued. “The movie comes out in May . It was a huge production.”
Sobral also confirmed that he will play the role of a street singer. Netflix signed a contract with the Lisbon-based star to do one scene, playing the piano and singing. However, when they were on set, the producers wanted him to do a scene with lines alongside Will Ferrell. Unfortunately, Sobral appears to have stuck to the contract. So we’ll only have one scene with him, but that’s still a lot to look forward to. A duet with Rachel? A group number with Will and Pierce? We are ready to listen.
What do you think of Salvador Sobral being in the film? Are you excited for the Eurovision movie? Let us know what you think in the comments!