She’s the Swedish popstar who provides most of the singing vocals for Rachel McAdams’ Sigrit Ericksdóttir in Netflix’s Eurovision movie. And now Molly Sandén, aka My Marianne, has shared her thoughts on the music from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga.
And just like most viewers, “Husavik” is the track that’s captured her heart. In fact, Molly thinks that the ballad could have been a potential Eurovision winner in real life.
Molly Sandén thinks “Husavik” could win Eurovision
In conversation with Netflix, Sandén speaks of the first time she heard the number.
“When I heard the demo “Husavik”, I got goosebumps immediately. This is a damn good song”.
In the movie, Fire Saga switch from singing “Double Trouble” in the semi-final to “Husavik” in the grand final. This is against song contest rules, even in Will Ferrell’s imagination, and so the track is disqualified.
But, Molly thinks the song has the potential to win the actual Eurovision. “I think it could have won the real ESC”.
Note, Molly says “could”. Alas, due to EBU rules, “Husavik” is ineligible for entry in any future editions of the contest due to the 1 September rule.
The My Marianne artist is a fan of the movie’s soundtrack in general: “The music is crazy good, the lyrics are a bit funny, but the music is good — for real!”
Molly Sandén’s Eurovision dream
Molly Sandén’s history with the Eurovision Song Contest is long and winding. She first dipped her toe in the world of ESC in 2006 when she represented Sweden at Junior Eurovision as a teenager.
She’s since tried to get to the main contest on three occasions — 2009, 2012 and 2016. However, she’s yet to win the Melodifestivalen selection meaning the Eurovision movie is the closest she’s come to the contest thus far. But representing Sweden remains a dream.
“I got to do a dream job… I was so happy when I was approached with this. It felt like my 12-year-old self would have jumped up and down screaming as she had won ESC just by getting asked to do this, and sing these songs.
I was myself in Junior ESC, when I was younger, and that was my biggest dream to be in the contest Eurovision”.
What do you think of “Husavik”? Do you agree with Molly? Could it have won Eurovision? Let us know in the comments.