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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leoliu
leoliu
9 days 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
10 days 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
11 days 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
11 days 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
12 days ago

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

Whisker
Whisker
11 days ago
Reply to  Maurice

Yes he is! I almost screamed!

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
12 days ago

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

Last edited 12 days ago by ESCFan2009
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
12 days ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

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

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
12 days 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. 😉

Una
Una
12 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I’ve watched it too. Will not give out any spoilers either. But I could see the credits for music – with the exception of what bit it looks like 90% of the soundtrack is made by Swedish. And two Swedish female singers.
I’ve seen it too. Will not give out any spoilers either. But I could see the credits for music – with the exception of what bit it looks like 90% of the soundtrack is made by Swedish. And two Swedish female singers.

Last edited 12 days ago by Una
Nate
Nate
12 days ago

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

Whisker
Whisker
12 days ago
Reply to  Nate

It probably won but we’ll never know!

Una
Una
12 days ago

The experience of talking with people that don’t know about Eurovision … One of the reasons this site is so good. Thanks wiwibloggs.

Whisker
Whisker
12 days ago

Oh wow I LIKE IT A LOT! LOL!

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
13 days 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
12 days ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

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

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
13 days ago

That…was kinda tame.

Jo.
Jo.
13 days ago

flame is burning > lion of love

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
13 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

I Won’t Break > Lion of Love

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago

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

#pioneer
#pioneer
12 days 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…

That doggie in the window
That doggie in the window
13 days ago

What an ugly voice

Whisker
Whisker
12 days ago

NO.

That doggie in the window
That doggie in the window
12 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yes. Awful

Erasmus
Erasmus
13 days 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
13 days 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.”

bartosz
bartosz
13 days ago

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

Alex
Alex
13 days ago

MY EARS ARE BLEEDING

ally
ally
13 days ago

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

James
James
13 days ago
Reply to  ally

Double Trouble.