Will Ferrell Rachel McAdams Netflix Eurovision Movie Fire Saga

The premiere date for Netflix’s eagerly awaited Eurovision movie is fast approaching. And while we already know that the cast list includes Hollywood A-listers Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens and Demi Lovato, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga will also feature a whole host of stars from Eurovision itself.

Cameos in the Netflix Eurovision movie

While the Netflix film won’t debut on the streaming platform for another week — on Friday 26 June — some film critics have already seen advanced screenings of the movie. The Swedish website MOVIEZINE details all the Eurovision cameos its writer spied in the picture.

Spoilers ahead

Swedish Eurovision stars Loreen (2012) and John Lundvik (2019) will be seen at a big party. They’ll take then take part in a musical medley with Norway’s Alexander Rybak (2009), Austria’s Conchita Wurst (2014) and Israel’s Netta (2018).

Fans will also see Ukraine’s Jamala (2016), Moldova’s Anna Odobescu (2019), Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva (2018) and France’s Jessy Matador (2010) and Bilal Hassani (2019).

As revealed in the trailer, the UK’s commentator Graham Norton will make an appearance too.

The MOVIEZINE report also confirms that Melodifestivalen hitmaker Molly Sandén will provide the singing voice for Rachel McAdam’s Sigrit Ericksdottir throughout the movie. We already knew that she was responsible for the female vocals on the soundtrack’s lead single “Volcano Man”. The song has also been covered by the aforementioned Rybak, Jamala, Odobescu and Nechayeva.

Portugal’s Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral, for instance, has previously confirmed that he’ll play a street singer in the movie.

Update: Now that the film is out, we can also confirm that our very own William Lee Adams has a cameo as himself in the commentary box during the semi-finals! It’s quick — blink and you’ll miss him! — but he’s the only other commentator to speak besides Graham Norton, so well done!

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga — cameo list

  • Sweden’s Loreen (2012 winner)
  • Sweden’s John Lundvik (2019)
  • Norway’s Alexander Rybak (2009 winner)
  • Austria’s Conchita Wurst (2014 winner)
  • Israel’s Netta (2018 winner)
  • Ukraine’s Jamala (2016 winner)
  • Moldova’s Anna Odobescu (2019)
  • Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva (2018)
  • France’s Jessy Matador (2010)
  • France’s Bilal Hassani (2019)
  • United Kingdom’s Graham Norton (commentator)
  • Sweden’s Molly Sandén (Melodifestivalen 2009, 2012 and 2016)

What do you think of the cameo list? Are you excited to see the movie? Let us know in the comments.

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Grace
Grace
2 years ago

IDK, but I got the feeling that Spain won’t be in the movie.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
2 years ago

I have to say, from the trailer, it looks cringeworthy. Appalling acting. maybe it’ll be like Serhat: so bad that it’s good?

Veta
Veta
2 years ago

For the same reason they didn’t choose Icelandic actors to play them and didn’t give them proper Icelandic names. Same for the “Russian” singer. This movie has never even pretended to care about respecting cultures so why bother.

eurana
eurana
2 years ago

What about EPIC SAX GUY ?

romanian
romanian
2 years ago
Reply to  eurana

or some iconic dresses like Poland 2014, Estonia 2018, but as a man he saw men more

jack
jack
2 years ago

John Lundvik should have played the songwriter that writes songs coming last place

Last edited 2 years ago by jack
Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  jack

And those coming second in the jury vote. Any prolific composer will have their ups and downs.

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago

Dadi Freyr too covered Volcano Man!

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Surprised there is no J-Lo, or anything even remotely related to Ireland, considering the history that we have with the contest and the records that we hold.

Looking forward to seeing the medley though. This might be the closest we will actually be to a Eurovision in 2030 lol.

Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Don’t take it personally – almost all of these cameos are from the last couple of years. They don’t necessarily represent the history of the contest. Just whoever was on hand at the time.

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Ireland deserves to be in Eurovision movies but this one is NOT a serious movie. It’s a parody. #2030forthewin #iamlovinthis

Fatima
Fatima
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Good point Darren. For some reason, the notion of an Irish Eurovision winner is no longer fashionable. We’ve had none of the many Irish winning years featuring in EurovisionAgain, either.

AMPM
AMPM
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatima

The organiser is a charlatan who only cares about his self promotion.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Didn’t Salvador Sobral say he also filmed a cameo?

Germana
Germana
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yes, he is, actually he appears in the IMDB cast list https://m.imdb.com/title/tt8580274/fullcredits/cast?ref_=m_tt_cl_sc

maria
maria
2 years ago
Reply to  Germana

And “Amar pelos Dois” is the only Eurovision song in the movie soundtrack: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BHSGVKN?fbclid=IwAR1MmZkwGJh0Y-IisONfyUR2oo0EBRmy8xot2irC9QyWnexuLxL8-BWbjj0

Generic Eurovision Fan
Generic Eurovision Fan
2 years ago

I’m not watching it, it just sounds like an insult to the contest

My Tears Are Getting Sober
My Tears Are Getting Sober
2 years ago

With this film I am prepared for the worst, but I am also prepared for something good. I am actually excited for it, because it combines two of my favourite passions: Eurovision and film. As much as I don’t want to like it, i probably will.

Last edited 2 years ago by My Tears Are Getting Sober
Esc addict
Esc addict
2 years ago

Happy for Elina, Anna, Bilal and Jessy! A little bit more of fame for them and it’s well deserved!

milky
milky
2 years ago
Reply to  Esc addict

elina definitely deserves more recognition, she has one of the best female voices EVER

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 years ago
Reply to  milky

All deserve more recognition, all have something special

Last edited 2 years ago by Esc addict
Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Me too! And so happy to see Jessy again!

Moth
Moth
2 years ago

ok 1 question…why did they invite anna odobescu??? lol
i’m very excited to see jamala, elina and loreen though

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

Maybe because the original sand artist accompanying act is too good to have ANYTHING to do with Eurovision?

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

Anna seems like a good sport. Her vocals are great on their own. I hope she might be one of the rare examples of someone who returns on ESC with a significantly better song and triumphs more because of it – Nevena Božovic? Tamara Todevska? There are examples. All the best to Anna.

Moth
Moth
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

i have nothing against anna but they could’ve invited mahmood or duncan yet decided to invite her which is very random in my opinion, especially since she didn’t even qualify to the final

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

Maybe she actively campaigned for being in the film? Maybe her song was one of Farrell’s personal favorites? Maybe she is a far better actress than many of them and her role isn’t merely a self-referential cameo? There are many possible reasons.

Moth
Moth
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

all of that might be true but she still sticks out like a sore thumb to me sorry

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

Check your eyes OK? I am feeling so sorry for you.

Moth
Moth
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

i’m allowed to have my opinion lol

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

Sorry it’s not because the artists come from sweden or from the big 5 that they don’t deserve it, it’s not a disgrace to come from Sweden or from the big 5… even if some childish fans think it.

Last edited 2 years ago by Esc addict
Moth
Moth
2 years ago
Reply to  Esc addict

if they wanted to invite someone from moldova then why not invite someone who actually qualified to the final (sunstroke project, doredos…) because the rest of the artists on that list are all finalists/winners lol

Last edited 2 years ago by Moth
Esc addict
Esc addict
2 years ago
Reply to  Esc addict

And why not? Will ferrel like these artists more than others maybe as a fan of the contest himself, who knows…..but you can live with that I’m sure, it’s not the contest it’s simply a movie…… so no need to have every single countries who have participated in the esc history represented in the movie I think, cause it would be impossible, then they have choosen one of the most successful country in recent years, the most iconic winners and one country of the big 5, that’s all.

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 years ago
Reply to  Esc addict

“Manage to insert himself and the french selection this year”
Are you serious really?
Jealousy makes you say stupidities……..
If only a belgian singer appeared in the movie Ms Una would be happy and wouldn’t complaining…… this jealousy……

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

What the eff? Anna was great, classy, she had good attitude towards the public, she seemed so happy to be in ESC (not like others, cough, cough). She has an AMAZING voice. I hope you lol at how ridiculous your question is.

Moth
Moth
2 years ago
Reply to  Whisker

the choice to invite her is still very random imo and i will stand by that (also her being the only NQ there is awkward)

Last edited 2 years ago by Moth
Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Moth

Well nobody cares.

Moth
Moth
2 years ago
Reply to  Whisker

then stop replying to me

Louis
Louis
2 years ago

No Eleni Foureira???? Seriously?

Whisker
Whisker
2 years ago
Reply to  Louis

YOU ARE RIGHT!

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

These are some seriously epic cameos! I really, really want this film to be good. Farrell did The Anchorman, but he also did Holmes & Watson. I am skeptical… still, optimistic! If this movie actually turns out good, it might be among my favorite ones of the year. Little did anyone here know, but I also do annual movie reviews and this film might combine my two passions.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s nice to know there’s so many movie buffs on Wiwibloggs! Care to provide a link to your reviews?

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I will do it soon, Skiwalko, thanks for asking. I am quite satisfied with my 2019 list, but as it’s on IMDb, it’s linked to my previous years’ lists I am not that satisfied with, because my dictionary was way more pedestrian and ratings way more arbitrary in cca. 2010-14. It’s not possible to provide a link to only *some* lists I am satisfied with. But as soon as I re-edit, I’ll send it to you. 🙂

Last edited 2 years ago by Colin
Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

That’s great, I’m waiting!

romanian
romanian
2 years ago

Will Ferrell is like Adam Sandler. They make toilet jokes.

ally
ally
2 years ago

I am going to watch it but idk why. It is going to be pure torture. I know I will cringe every single minute of this unnecessary movie. After years of defending eurovision to americans…ah all my effort was for nothing.. Congrats will ferrel, you will successfully bring the status of esc back to joke entries from the 00s. I hope they do not let volcano man win in the movie cuz my god it wouldve been a definite NQ, so that would be highly unrealistic.

Kredential
Kredential
2 years ago

Will Ferrell has to be one of the worst comedians out there and I’ve never seen a movie of his I actually find funny. Even though the trailer doesn’t give me hope I do hope the movie doesn’t butcher Eurovision and turn it into a joke.

Darren
Darren
2 years ago
Reply to  Kredential

Step Brothers Elf and Anchorman would be his best ones really
Or his role in Zoolander got me good too.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Personally I liked Talledega Nights and Blades of Glory. His part in the Lego Movie wasn’t bad either.   I actually enjoy watching ice skating and even though the ice skating in blades of glory was nothing like real ice skating, I still enjoyed it. Kind of wish ESC fans would have the same attitude. You’re all so crabby and take everything too seriously.   And honestly? More than anything his movies are more about the relationships between him and the other characters. Blades of glory was more about the relationship with his skating partner than it was about ice… Read more »

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 years ago

I can’t believe I forgot Megamind.

Fatima
Fatima
2 years ago
Reply to  Kredential

That’s my worry. His last but one film Holmes and Watson was apparently so unfunny it couldn’t be accurately described as a comedy.