He recently teased a gay sub-plot to the Netflix Eurovision movie, revealing to Attitude magazine that his character Alexander Lemtov has “issues with his identity and what he’s able to admit to.”

And in a newly released clip from the movie, which debuts on Friday June 26th, Dan Stevens lets it all hang out as his character performs the camp song “Lion of Love”.

Dan Stevens sings “Lion of Love” from the Netflix Eurovision Movie

Portraying the son of a billionaire from Chechnya, Dan performs in a right royal jacket with luxurious golden threading and oversized black cuffs. Naturally he wears it open, showing off his abs of steel as he works every inch of his diaphragm.

Dan, who famously adopted a strict fitness regime after leaving Downton Abbey, wears black skinny jeans that cling to every contour, and an expensive pair of knee high boots with gold rims that would befit any oligarch. As Dan unleashes the animal within, the LED behind him displays the silhouette of a lion — a reminder that he’s ready to get wild.

Eurofans will recognise that he’s standing on a stage that re-creates the Tel Aviv Expo — home of Eurovision 2019 — and that he sings beneath those iconic light-up triangles, designed by Eurovision stalwart Florian Wieder.

Dan has said that his accent in the movie makes unique have four syllables. And you can understand why as he tries to mimic English-not-as-a-first-language while delivering the song. While I’m not fully sure what lyrics he’s actually singing, my best guess is: “I will make you rise up to the sky above and when I roar you’ll know, you’ll know I’m done…somewhere, someone tonight, we’ll meet the lion of love.”

In a recent video featuring the film’s stars, uploaded on the official Eurovision account, Dan said he found it curious chatting with people who aren’t familiar with the contest.

“It’s really interesting talking to grown-ups who don’t know what the Eurovision Song Contest is — often Americans, or Canadians,” he says, “because in Europe you just grow up with this thing that’s on telly every year.”

“It’s a fun night of telly, because you just see everything.”

Co-star Demi Lovato loves the kumbaya feels of it all. She said:

“I think it’s really beautiful that there is something like Eurovision that brings people together, especially in this day and age when there’s so much hate in the world and when you’re able to turn a negative experience like the war…into something positive by bringing people together through the universal language of music. I think that’s so beautiful and powerful and inspiring.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Dan Stevens in the Eurovision Netflix movie? Do you think his song could make the final at the real Eurovision? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Anonymous69
Anonymous69
2 years ago

That’s not actually Dan Steven’s singing though. It’s actually Erik Mjönes

leoliu
leoliu
2 years ago

I love this movie. I cried and laugh many times.
I need official full video of Lion of Love. Dan is super hot. Anyone know the name of dancers?

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
2 years ago

From Legion and Beauty & The Beast to this. Never thought I’d see Dan Stevens do comedy. He pulled it off well!

Thomas Holmes
Thomas Holmes
2 years ago

Loved the movie. Everyone was excellent and the music great. The only thing that destroyed this movie was Will Ferrell. He is absolutely terrible and his miscast is one of the worst I have seen. Had he not been involved in its production in never would have happened.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Dan looks surprisingly hot with that wig and accent LOL.

I wish they had performances that remind of past Eurovision entries instead of generic songs like the swedish entry and the greek one.

Maurice
Maurice
2 years ago

William Lee Adams is in the film??!?!?!

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Maurice

Yes he is! I almost screamed!

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 years ago

Demi Lovato’s song is a total masterpiece <3
Edit: as ALL of her songs ofc 😉

Last edited 2 years ago by ESCFan2009
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

This!
I was actually rooting for it to win the selection because it was just that good.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Just finished watching the film.
Not going to spoil anything but the important thing is…the Thomas G:son song is as bad as you would expect. 😉

Nate
Nate
2 years ago

Please tell me at least this song is not supposed to be a favorite lol

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Nate

It probably won but we’ll never know!

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago

NO.

That doggie in the window
That doggie in the window
2 years ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yes. Awful

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago

Oh wow I LIKE IT A LOT! LOL!

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
2 years ago

I’m unsure what accent he is trying to sing in. It’s certainly not Russian and it’s not Chechen, the whole song sounds like an Estonian or Romanian entry from the early 2000s and it makes me wish even more that this movie had never happened.

florinho
florinho
2 years ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

i am from romania and trust me this crap doesent sound romanian

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

That…was kinda tame.

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

flame is burning > lion of love

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

I Won’t Break > Lion of Love

Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago

Wait, I thought that Dan didn’t do his own singing in this movie?

#pioneer
#pioneer
2 years ago
Reply to  Jonas

Because he didn’t…the guy whose voice can be heard on Lion of love is some Swedish opera singer with baritone type of voice…

Anonymous69
Anonymous69
2 years ago
Reply to  #pioneer

His name is Erik Mjönes.

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 years ago

Terrible, how did EBU let this happen seriously, some people are complaining about backing singer’s play back – but tbh this is the bad decision EBU took not that one.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Sounds a little different from the song I heard in Tel Aviv (maybe that was a decoy?). Like I said, by Russian standards, I’d go so far as to call it restrained. Did they not have a look at the actual Russian act that year and think, “Huh. Somehow, our shirtless dancing men and pyrotechnics weren’t as out-of-the-box as the actual thing.”

Anonymous69
Anonymous69
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Considering they literally worked with actual contestants and past winners pretty sure they did know.

bartosz
bartosz
2 years ago

It sounds like something from Moldova’s National Final. Something that wouldn’t finish near the top even there…

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

MY EARS ARE BLEEDING

ally
ally
2 years ago

someone make it stop!!! Neither this or volcano man would have finished anywhere near the top 10!!!

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  ally

Double Trouble.