Courtney Act and past Eurovision contestants react to Netflix's Eurovision Song Contest
2 July 2020, 17:13
Eurovision legends share their hot takes on Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire.
Courtney Act has joined past Eurovision contestants, including Conchita Wurst and Blue, to react to Netflix's hilarious new film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire (out now).
Joining them for the Netflix and chill session are Eurovision legends The Fizz (formerly known as Bucks Fizz), Scooch and Joe & Jake.
The former contestants got together on Zoom to watch the film and share their own stories of competing in the competition.
Conchita, who actually has a cameo in the Netflix film, clearly loved her own performance, boldly declaring when they saw themselves on screen: "I’m a movie star now. Everyone wants to see this! Can we watch it again...?"
Honestly? Every film would be benefit from a Conchita cameo in our opinion.
For our American readers who have no idea what we're going on about, Netflix's Eurovision film is inspired by a real life song contest that happens every year in Europe.
Countries from Europe, as well as Australia (it's a long story, don't ask...) send a contestant to perform a song, and then countries vote for their favourite (they cannot vote for their own country). Then the country that wins then has to host the competition the following year. It's like the Hunger Games but with more pop music and no one dies at the end.
The whole thing is completely bonkers, so it's easy to see why Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams have parodied the competition in their new film.
The film bio reads: "When aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) are given the opportunity of a lifetime 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."
Watch Courtney, Conchita and the other past contestants watch the film on the video below.