Fans of the Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga have been raving about the past contestants song-along. And now, as people all around the world remain in lockdown and unable to meet friends and family, several iconic stars of Eurovisions past have come together for a past contestant watch-along.
In a new video released by Netflix, we see four acts from the United Kingdom: Joe & Jake (2016), Scooch (2007), the group formerly known as Bucks Fizz (1981) and Blue (2011). Austria’s Conchita Wurst (2014) also appears with good friend and Australia Decides alum Courtney Act.
Eurovision Movie: Past Contestants Watch-Along Reaction Video
You can read some of their reactions below.
Lee: How come we didn’t get a shot to be in this movie?
Simon: Because we got beat by Jedward.
Duncan: [to Lee] Remember when you had diarrhea and farted and followed through in the car and it stank the whole car out?
Lee: I didn’t just follow through, it went all up my back.
Lee: [talking about Will Ferrell’s character Lars stuffing his underwear with socks] Put a banana down there and it gets squashed, it needs to be something hard like a saveloy….
Duncan: Or like an Aubergine.
Lee: I‘m wondering if Will Ferrell saw us when we did Eurovision, I’d be buzzing if he did.
Lee: [Talking about Blue’s Eurovision experience] ‒ I remember them saying don’t get pissed, don’t get pissed and I’m like “I really want to get pissed”.
Simon: Best way to a woman’s heart my friend, sing about her!
Simon: Lee, now THAT’s how you hold a mic when you’re doing your long notes!
COURTNEY ACT & CONCHITA WURST
Conchita: [Talking about Will Ferrell’s stage outfit] “I love his look so much, I would wear that.”
Courtney: [Singing to Cher] No matter how hard you try, you keep pushing me aside and I ‒ [indiscernible]… I just messed up the words to Cher. Losing my gay card.
Conchita: [watching her cameo role] …and I’m a movie star now. Everyone wants to see this! Can we watch it again…?
Courtney: Did you have any hanky panky at Eurovision?
Conchita: I don’t ‒ I mean, you know, make-up artists, and…
Mike: [Talking about Lars stuffing his underwear with socks] I enhanced myself like that every night when I go on stage.
Mike: [Talking about Will & Rachel’s characters] “Those two have to win it, if they don’t then Eurovision is fixed…(smiles)”
Cheryl: [The night of their Eurovision performance] We had the police escorting us didn’t we.
Mike: They may make a part two and we might do that one.
Cheryl: Well, we’re in the promo…
Mike: Are we?
Jay: Yeah, that’s what we’re doing.
JOE & JAKE
Joe: [Watching past contestants in the film’s song-along] I feel like everyone who was in the contest is there and there’s me and you watching along on our laptops…
Jake: [About the contest] The make-up artist used to hate us. She’d get us both ready and then we’d just sweat like mad..
David: [Watching past contestants in the film’s song-along] What I don’t remember ‒ why didn’t we get the memo to be in that?
Russ: Even Pierce [Brosnan] looks happy!”
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? SURPRISE! ? Last summer director David Dobkin, funnyman Will Ferrell and writer Andrew Steele very kindly invited me to appear as myself in the #Netflix #EurovisionMovie ? ? They were so lovely and kind and encouraging — it was a total pleasure taking part and flying the #Wiwibloggs banner?? We didn’t have #Eurovision this year, but the movie is a silly, heartfelt burst of sunshine which we could all use right now??? Vlog coming this weekend to @wiwibloggs. And don’t worry: There are no spoilers in this gallery ?? @netflix @netflixuk @netflixisajoke #eurovisionsongcontest #eurovision2020 #willferrell #daviddobkin