“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” has forever changed the Icelandic town of Húsavík. So we’ve partnered with Visit Húsavík to share some behind the scenes footage from the real-world location that helped bring the fictional movie to life.
Today at 18:00 London / 19:00 Paris, Wiwibloggs will be premiering the Fire Saga Special. It’s jam-packed with more Eurovision movie goodness than you can handle. So bust out those party hats and let’s get ready to slay…
Eurovision movie: “Húsavík” singer Molly Sandén and Eurovision movie director David Dobkin
Will there be a sequel to the Eurovision movie? American journalist Tara Hitchcock asks director David Dobkin exactly that. He dives into his creative process and gives us an inside look at what it took to bring the Eurovision extravaganza to the big screen. You won’t want to miss this exclusive interview with one of the most talented directors in the business.
We’ll also be meeting Orly Orlyson and Leonardo Piccione from the Eurovision Museum in Húsavík. They’ll be sharing some of the most fascinating and unusual items in their collection, and we’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the now iconic “Oskar for Húsavík” adventure that helped the song “Húsavík (My Hometown) secure an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song two years ago.
Speaking of which: Swedish singer Molly Sandén shares her experience of performing the song at the Oscars, and what it meant to her to be a part of the movie.
We’ll be taking you on a journey through all the iconic moments from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”, and trust us when we say that you won’t want to miss a single second of the action. So grab your popcorn, get your singing voices ready, and tune in to Wiwibloggs today for the Fire Saga Special. You’re in double trouble tonight…
Are you dreaming of a sequel to the film? Have you visited the Eurovision museum? Let us know down below…
I think a sequel would be amazing, perhaps their kids doing Eurovision?
I hope if a sequel happens, they can do justice to the actual ESC. They barely saw it in the movie, the voting was a mess and they didn’t get it right.
I loved the Fire Saga special, I loved the director’s attitude/determination, that was so so good! Prequel or sequel or both but please do keep the elves or they will get so upset, they are hugely unpredictable creatures and I say that so very respectfully. You just can’t risk it.
This movie was such a great joy for me during the pandemic! Not only I went down the Eurovision rabbit hole and became obsessed with the contest because of the movie, but it also made me look forward to a vacation in Iceland. Iceland was never on my vacation plans, but last year I got to spend 10 days there – and yes, Husavik is as amazing as the movie shows. We were also lucky enough to get to meet Leonardo and visit the exhibition. What a joy that was! Oh! And we also went to Edinburgh, so that was… Read more »
what a great song, imagine if they had sent it to the actual Eurovision!
I can’t wait to go to Iceland and visit the museum~!!
Who *didn’t* imagine they sent it to the actual thing?
Molly sanden should have been internally selected by Iceland. With a nice song she can easily come top 5
She is from Sweden though and have participated in Melodifestivalen 3 times and once in the Junior version.