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 ...