With popular international song contest Eurovision off the cards this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Netflix has stepped up to offer the next best thing.
The streaming site has released Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, a hilarious comedy featuring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.
The film follows Ferrell and McAdams as small-town Icelandic singers Lars and Sigrit who dream of representing their country in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The star-studded cast, which also includes Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens and Demi Lovato, are joined by a number of recognisable faces.
Many famous Eurovision singers have cameos during a ‘song-a-long’ scene at a party hosted by Dan Stevens’ character Alexander Lemtov.
The previous Eurovision contestants join together to sing a medley of songs such as Cher’s Believe and ABBA’s Waterloo.
Avid fans would have spotted previous Eurovision entries such as Swedish contestants John Lundvik from Eurovision 2019, and Loreen who won the competition in 2012.
French contestants Bilal Hassani and Jessy Matador both feature in the scene, who competed in Eurovision 2019 and 2010 respectively.
Viewers also would have spotted Anna Odobescu who represented Moldova in 2019 and Elina Nechayeva who represented Estonia in 2018.
Among the party guests were also a number of Eurovision winners such as Norway’s Alexander Rybak who won in 2009, Ukraine’s Jamala who won in 2016, Austria’s Conchita Wurst who won in 2014 and Netta who won for Israel in 2018.
Another Eurovision winner had a cameo in the scene where Ferrell’s character Lars and McAdams’ character Sigrit tour Edinburgh.
Salvador Sobral, who won the competition for Portugal in 2017, plays a busker who is playing the piano and singing ballad Amar Pelos Dois.
One talented Eurovision singer has an even bigger part in the film.
Molly Sandén, who came third in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2006, provided the vocals for most of McAdams’ songs.
And it’s not just Eurovision singers that get to have their moment in the Netflix film – long running commentator Graham Norton, who has been providing UK commentary since 2009, also gets a cameo.
Norton plays himself in the film, providing commentary through the semi-final and final scenes.