It might have missed out on the top prize, but the final chapter of the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga fairytale closed in spectacular fashion nonetheless. While “Husavik” failed to take home the Academy Award for Best Original song, Molly Sandén blew viewers away with her performance of the song, live from the actual town of Husavik itself.
Molly Sandén (My Marianne) sings “Husavik” live at the Oscars 2021
All five Best Original Song nominees were performed during the Oscars pre-show on Sunday night. But while four of the contenders belted it out from rooftops in Los Angeles, Molly Sandén was beamed in direct from Husavik in Iceland. The Swedish starlet, who provides Rachel McAdams singing voice in the hit Netflix movie, was also joined by a choir of local school girls.
The choir donned traditional Icelandic Lopi sweaters while Molly herself wore a glimmering lamé trenchcoat. Nestled in the town’s harbour, they’re surrounded by fishing boats, gentle ocean waves and magnificent mountains. Seabirds caw, as fireworks exploded in the night sky behind them. Presumably, the whales are just out of shot.
“Husavik” misses out on the Oscar
Alas, while millions of the viewers were treated to Molly’s stunning performance, it wasn’t to be for the Eurovision movie. Despite being heavily tipped to scoop the big gong, the Oscar instead went to “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah.
In case you forgot, the nominees for Best Original Song were….
- “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…
What do you think of Molly’s performance? Should the Oscar have gone to Husavik? Let us know in the comments.