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

The Oscar-nominated trio behind “Husavik” chose not to mock the campy, yet beloved, European song contest — but did make unorthodox use of Google Translate.



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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…

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