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A Big Voice


Molly Sandén

I take the artists I profile wherever I find them, but the last place I ever expected to discover one was a Will Ferrell movie. Netflix had been recommending Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga for weeks. The previews were so silly, I couldn’t resist watching it, but I certainly didn’t expect good music. To be honest, most of the music in the film is deliberately bizarre in a Bjork kind of way, but the songs performed by Ferrell and his unspeakably lovely costar Rachel McAdams started growing on me. Certainly, the singing voice coming out of McAdams needed research.

Although McAdams can certainly sing, this was a once-in-a-lifetime voice. The singing was Loren-Allred-singing-Never-Enough good. I knew something had to be up. Sure enough, it didn’t take much digging to find out that McAdams vocals were in large part dubbed with the voice of Swedish singer, Molly Sandén.

F.Y.I., the movie was quirky and silly and had some unexpectedly tender moments (plus Demi Lovato and Pierce Brosnan). Definitely worth your time if that’s you’re thing. Now, back to Sandén.

Turns out Sandén is quite well known in Sweden, though she’s new to me. The singer is Adele-level gorgeous, and has a deeply remarkable quality to her voice. It’s a pop voice, to be sure, but I mean that in the best way possible. She’s got some serious pipes. And most satisfyingly, she did in fact win the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest!

You can hear more of Molly Sandén’s music on her YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “A Big Voice

  1. She does have a really good voice. Easy to listen to.

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  2. Oh my god…that last note was superb! In fact the whole song [Hometown?] was really good. Thanks. 🙂

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  3. I watched this movie because Will Ferrell…. It was a quirky little movie, but a fun one. The singing was superb! I thought Rachel McAdams was singing–what a voice on this gal. So happy she won that contest.

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  4. She has a wonderful voice. Clear and you can hear each note. Her range is also very good. I totally enjoyed every one that Donna gave us this morning. Thanks -Donna — Hal

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