Eurovision will available on Netflix from June 26th with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as the stars of the show in place the annual live event.
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international song competition that has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic but is usually held every year by the European Broadcasting Union since 1956.
The annual live event is held in different cities every year since, with this year’s edition supposed to be in Rotterdam. The contest usually has competitors from over 40 countries who take the chance to compete with an original song in front of a live audience of 20,000 and a global TV viewership estimated at 200 million.
Previous winners include ABBA, Lulu, and Celine Dion.
To replace the much-loved event Netflix will release the movie ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ which stars Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as an Icelandic singing duo who have been given a chance to represent their country at the international event in 1972.
As a producer, co-writer, and star, Ferrell plays the none-too-bright Lars Erickssong, an Icelandic pop singer whose life dream is to leave the fishing village of Húsavík and win the Eurovision song contest.
It’s only onstage in a local club that songwriter Lars comes alive as part of Fire Saga, the singing duo is completed by Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir, with a vocal boost from Swedish pop star Molly Sandén, who’s loved the oblivious Lars since childhood. The plot goes on and on.
Watch the official trailer here –
The movie has already been given some critique on being too long, ‘pointless’, as well as not having enough of that Ferrell flair to it. Though the idea of the movie is still pretty exciting and I’m sure people sitting at home would not mind the extra entertainment at all.