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Will Ferrell Win Eurovision? Watch on Netflix…

June 26, 2020

The comedy film “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”, starring Will “Lars Erickssong” Ferrell, premiers today on Netflix. Also appearing in the movie is “Katiana”, perhaps more known as Demi Lovato, performing the song “In the Mirror” written by Jörgen.

Will Ferrell first watched Eurovision Song Contest on Swedish TV back in 1999 and never lost interest. But it was not until 2018 that he decided to co-write a screenplay and co-produce a comedy film on the world’s biggest and longest-running annual live music event, first aired in 1956. The film was originally planned to be released on Netflix in May to coincide with the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands, however the Covid-19 pandemic pushed it back … until today.

The cast also includes

Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir
Pierce Brosnan as Erick Erickssong
Dan Stevens as Alexander Lemtov
and
Demi Lovato as Katiana

The song Katiana performs is “In the Mirror”, written by Jörgen, together with Anton “Hybrid” Mårtensson also its producer.

The film’s executive music producer Savan Kotecha in Variety on Jörgen’s song

“We were trying to write that song and we called Jörgen Elofsson, who wrote for Britney Spears (“Sometimes”) and “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” for Kelly Clarkson. I said, “There’s one character you could be perfect for.” He sent in a demo for “In the Mirror” and it was just the perfect blend because it matched her voice. It was what she needed to sing as that character. She’s so good in the movie.”
The full Variety interview >>

All songs listed with comments by director David Dobkin in Vulture

“Lyrically, it’s really this funny song [“In the Mirror”] about a girl who’s so self-centered and doesn’t even know it. It’s a wink at being a pop star,” says Dobkin. “And at the same time, when you listen to it, it’s so beautiful. When we were on stage shooting it, Demi was like, ‘I love this song. I think I want to perform it when I go on tour again.’”
The full article and song list in Vulture >>

Trailer

Watch on Netflix >>

Demi Lovato; Official Website >>

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