Speaking on the latest episode of The Euro Trip podcast, the composer of Netflix film ‘Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga’ has revealed he would be keen to write the theme for next year’s contest should Daði Freyr win in Rotterdam this May.
In at interview discussing his work on the movie, released last summer, Atli Ovarsson explained he’d love to be involved should his home nation host the competition next year.
“I have not been approached, but I would be delighted to do it, obviously.”
The Icelandic composer, who has worked with the legendary musician Hans Zimmer in the past, was talking after the film received a nomination for a prestigious Grammy Award.
The film, which saw fictional duo Fire Saga compete in Eurovision, went on to smash Netflix streaming records. In it’s first week of release the movie was the top-streamed item on Netflix in the United States and reached the No. 1 ranking position in multiple other regions.
Atli also discussed the original plans for the film’s release, which had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Everyone was disappointed that it didn’t work out… the movie was supposed to be premiered in Rotterdam the day after the final.”
The Grammy Awards are currently due to be held on 14th March, with Fire Saga nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.