'Volcano Man': Song from Eurovision spoof film inspires covers from real contestants
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A screenshot from the trailer of Netflix’s “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.”
Netflix’s “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” trailer/
The comedy stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as a washed-up Icelandic duo, Fire Saga, who dream of winning the illustrious competition and unexpectedly become Iceland’s entry for the song contest.
Now, one of Fire Saga’s songs, “,” has found a surprising fanbase: actual Eurovision contestants and winners. They’re recording covers of the song and racking up views on YouTube.
Jamala, the Ukranian singer who won the contest in 2016, recorded an acoustic, slowed-down version of the film’s song.
Estonia’s 2018 contestant, Elina Nechayeva.
Belarussian-Norwegian violinist Alexander Rybak, who won the contest in 2009, layered some strings over the mix.
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Of course, Iceland had to get in on the action too.
Icelandic musician Daði Freyr was widelyin the real Eurovision contest this year for his song “Think About Things,” before the competition was canceled. He shared a funky version of “Volcano Man” recorded in his home studio. It came out June 26.