A clip from the upcoming movie written by and starring Will Ferrell has sparked outrage among the song competition’s most devoted fans, who worry that the movie will invite undue mockery to Eurovision and Iceland, Vísir reports.
Flosi Jón Ásgeirsson, chairman of the General Organisation of Eurovision Amateurs (FÁSES in Icelandic) says that it’s true that many fans don’t like where the production of this film is heading, and they are really offended by it.
The video is absolutely ridiculous. In it, the duet Fire Saga, comprised of Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) perform the song Volcano Man, which sounds like a cross between “Spirit in the Sky” by Norwegian band Keiino and “Cleopatra” by Azerbaijani singer Efendi.
Some are outraged at the fact that the film is mocking Iceland,
Y'all gotta send an apology to Iceland now
— Marina 🇮🇹🇨🇭🇺🇦🇮🇱🇱🇹 (@afrodyteeimai) May 16, 2020
while others are mad that the film parodies Eurovision.
no legitimate fan asked for this
— harry 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@kthejutokes) May 16, 2020
However, in regards to the film, one Twitter user said it best: “They’ve made one crucial mistake here, the Eurovision song contest is beyond parody. You can’t make it more ridiculous than it already is.”
They've made one crucial mistake here, the Eurovision song contest is beyond parody. You can't make it more ridiculous than it already is.
— Oliver William Smith (@Ollie_Film) May 16, 2020
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