The Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is due to be released this Friday, 26 June. And leading up to it, Netflix have dropped a mockumentary rock profile video of Fire Saga, the Icelandic pop duo played by Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.
The clip purports to be from a programme called Scandinavian Rock Show, which offers a profile of “Iceland’s choice for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest”. The video includes plenty of clips from the Netflix film — and some familiar scenes for anyone who saw last year’s Eurovision show.
Fire Saga members Lars and Sigrid (Ferrell and McAdams) introduce themselves and their pop group, describing Fire Saga’s sound as “very sexual”.
They also reveal that Fire Saga’s original name was Red Hot Chili Peppers, but “someone stole it”. Instead they kept the heat and went with Fire Saga.
Fire Saga also talk about wanting to make Iceland proud by competing at Eurovision. Lars explains, “We are artists, number one. We’re not just some sh*t party band. That’s why competing at Eurovision is so important for us.”
Sigrid gives us all the feels by describing Eurovision as “a song contest that brings countries together with music and harmony.” While Lars notes that, “There’s a lot of hotdogs, great food.”
The clip includes footage that was filmed during a rehearsal at Eurovision 2019, with the Expo Tel Aviv hall standing in for the fictitious Edinburgh contest of the film.
It also appears that Fire Saga won’t be performing their “Volcano Man” in competition at Eurovision. One shot shows a graphic naming their Eurovision song as “Double Trouble” — which appears to also involve Lars in the giant flying hamster wheel. But we suspect this won’t be the only Eurovision song we’ll hear from Fire Saga.
The promo offers some more insights into the humour and style of the film and what fans should expect when the film drops on Friday.
What do you think? Are you excited for the Eurovision film? Will you be tuning in to see Fire Saga’s journey? Tell us your thoughts below!