She’s made three turns in Melodifestivalen — Sweden’s biggest music competition. But now singer Molly Sandén has secured an even bigger audience. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that she will sing “Husavik” during this year’s Oscars pre-show.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, this year’s show will break with tradition with a newly introduced pre-show. All five of the nominated songs will be performed in their entirety before the official ceremony. You can tune in from 18:30 New York time on April 25 to catch all of the performances.
In a post on its official Instagram account, The Academy shared an image listing the names of the show’s hosts and the artists who will perform the songs nominated in the Best Original Song category, confirming that Molly will be included.
The other singers gracing the stage are: Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, and Diane Warren. There will also be a special appearance by DJ Tara.
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And while most of the acts will perform from the roof terrace of Los Angeles’ unopened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Molly will be beamed in from Iceland, as confirmed by the AFP news agency.
In a statement released on Friday, the Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh and his fellow co-producers said:
“We’ve come up with some serious pre-game and post-game action to enhance our main event. Our suggestion is just tune in for the whole shebang, otherwise you’ll miss something really unexpected and fun.”
In case you forgot, the nominees for Best Original Song are….
- “Husavik” 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…
Will you be watching? Are you as excited for Molly as we are? Let us know in the comments box down below!