Who doesn’t love a good singing competition? Numerous hit shows have been built around them, even the Pitch Perfect franchise. So now it’s Netflix’s turn with the big summer comedy, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, which gives us the hilarious sight and sound of Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as a pair of Icelandic songbirds.
Eurovision is another spoof dreamed up by Ferrell and writer Andrew Steele, the duo behind The Spoils of Babylon, Casa de mi Padre, and A Deadly Adoption. This time they’re not skewering soap operas or bad Lifetime movies, but the real-life international Eurovision Song Contest, which ABBA and Celine Dion both used to boost their music careers. But if you’ve ever seen the various misfit performers who have been part of the competition, it’s ripe for Ferrell and Steele’s brand of satire.
SYNOPSIS: When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.
Directed by David Dobkin and co-starring Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, and Demi Lovato, Eurovision hits Netflix on June 26th.