Icelandic kids in Oscars ceremony video

19.04.2021 - 14:32
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 Mynd: Ágúst Ólafsson - RÚV
Swedish pop star Molly Sandén is recording a version of ‘Husavik My Home Town’ from the film Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga which will be shown at the upcoming Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, and broadcast around the world. Locals including a girls’ choir in the Icelandic town of Husavik filmed their part of the video this weekend.

The song is nominated for an Oscar but Molly Sandén cannot perform it live due to the pandemic. It was therefore decided, with very little notice, that she would make a video for the ceremony, and invited the Year 5 girls of Borgarhólsskóli school in Husavik to help. 

Choirmaster Ásta Magnúsdottir told RÚV: “We’re all on cloud nine, really. They’re so excited. We recorded yesterday and the songwriters were there on Zoom and they [the girls] naturally just freaked at getting the chance to chat with them. The writer sent a small clip, a small section of the girls’ song to Will Ferrell and he just said ‘They are amazing’ and they just started screaming!” 

The girls were recorded singing indoors, but filming took place at Húsavík harbour, where a significant film set and stage had been set up.

The town yesterday unveiled its very own Oscars red carpet, under an "Óskar for Húsavík" banner.

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