Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire and Saga, Netflix‘s new comedy, is all about the music. After all, it does have the Eurovision Song Contest in its title. The movie follows two musical hopefuls, Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams), who dream of leaving their small village in Iceland for the Eurovision Song Contest, where they dream of one day representing their home country.
Lars and Sigrit record their Eurovision audition tape and send it in for consideration, and are thrilled when they’re picked randomly to even out the number of acts from Iceland. But when a terrible accident leaves all of the other possible performers from their home country dead on a boat, Lars and Sigrit are sent to Eurovision.
Eurovision Song Contest is full of catchy pop music, from Alexander’s (Dan Stevens) ballad “Lion of Love” to Katiana’s (Demi Lovato) “In The Mirror”, to Lars and Sigrit’s Eurovison song, “Double Trouble.” But who is really behind the vocals on each song? Here is everything you need to know about the music of Eurovision.
Who Sang for Rachel McAdams in Eurovision?
Although Rachel McAdams has plenty of singing scenes as Sigrit, she’s not the one belting out the tracks. The woman behind half of Fire Saga’s hits is Molly Sanden, a Swedish singer who also goes by My Marianne. Sanden is the female voice in “Volcano Man,” “Double Trouble” and “Husavik.”
Sanden has a close connection to Eurovision since she competed in the competition when she was younger. At age 14, the singer represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, where she placed third, according to the BBC. Sanden later competed in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, their Eurovision selection contest, but never claimed victory there.
“I felt like a failure the last time I tried to compete for Sweden because the plan was for me to win,” she said. “It now feels so good to come back from this angle. It feels like I’m coming back to Eurovision… but this time I’m winning.”
Did Will Ferrell Sing in Eurovision?
Yes! That’s 100% Will Ferrell that you’re hearing in Fire Saga’s songs. The comedian belted out his own lines on “Double Trouble,” “Happy,” “Volcano Man” and everyone’s favorite, “Jaja Ding Dong.”
Fans of Ferrell’s comedy over the years will recognize his signature sound. He’s performed in multiple films over the years, from Elf to Anchorman.
Did Dan Stevens Sing in Eurovison?
Sadly, no. Although Dan Stevens goes all in for his fabulous Alexander Lemtov role, he does not sing his own vocals in Eurovision. In an interview with Decider earlier this month, Stevens explained why he wasn’t singing in the film, but he was originally supposed to.
“In post-production, I was going to get into the booth,” Stevens said. “And then, obviously, coronavirus came and changed the post-production schedule rather rapidly.”
So, who sang for Dan Stevens in Eurovision? Erik Mjönes, a baritone from Sweden, sang Stevens’ vocals. “I love his style,” Stevens said. “That opera-pop crossover is also a real hallmark of Eurovision.”