How ‘Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga’ Songwriting Team Paid Tribute to the Music Competition

How ‘Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga’ Songwriting Team Paid Tribute to the Music Competition
Of the five contenders for the best original song Oscar, three feature in poignantly timed dramas delving into America’s troubled political past, while one comes from a moving Italian film starring Sophia Loren as an aging Holocaust survivor. The other, however, is the climactic final pop song from a Netflix comedy about arguably the kitschiest music competition on the planet, includes lyrics about whales and is co-performed onscreen by Will Ferrell dressed as a fisherman.

“Husavik,” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and named after the tiny Icelandic town where much of the film is ...
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