Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga ending explained

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Story of Fire Saga- (L-R) Will Ferrell as Lars Erickssong, Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir. Cr. John Wilson/NETFLIX © 2020
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Story of Fire Saga- (L-R) Will Ferrell as Lars Erickssong, Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir. Cr. John Wilson/NETFLIX © 2020 /

Did Fire Saga win the Eurovision Song Contest on the Netflix movie?

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams shined as the singing duo, Fire Saga. Throughout Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, we watched them hit rock bottom but gain the chance of winning the biggest international singing competition.

So, what happened in the end? Did the two end up winning the contest, offering another underdog story?

At one point, it certainly looked like they could win. In the end, the two made a huge decision that would see them win the hearts of the people but would it be enough?

The journey to success

Throughout the movie, it was clear that McAdams’s Sigrit was the heart of the duo. She was the one with the excellent singing voice. It also turned out she was the one with the best songwriting skills.

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After being the only band left able to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest for Iceland thanks to the head of the bank’s dealings, the two went to Edinburgh. Honestly, I’d still love to know how Edinburgh was the one to host the song contest since Britain has no chance of winning for a very long time, but never mind.

The two were the joke of the competition. It didn’t look like they had a chance in hell, especially with the Russian contestant, Alexander Lemtov (played by Dan Stevens), getting in between the duo’s love story. But love won out.

Lars heard Sigrit writing her own song. Believing it to be for Alexander, he left her. However, she later pointed out that this was a song about Lars.

Disaster turns to success

During the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, things seem to start to go right. The two were fun, interesting, and pure Eurovision. Then it all went wrong. The hamster wheel went off the track and the two became the laughing stock of the competition. Except that they got back up and finished their song.

Countries voted for Iceland because of the duo’s spirit. Getting back up helped them win the people’s hearts.

Lars was sure they’d lost, though. He flew back to Iceland without realizing that they’d gone through to the Saturday night competition. He did make it back on stage just in time for them to go on.

That was when he convinced Sigrit not to sing the song they were entering with. He wanted Sigrit to sing her song.

Immediate disqualification for Fire Saga

The real Eurovision Song Contest has some strict rules. The contestants must sing the song they enter with. By Sigrit and Lars performing a new song, it was an instant disqualification.

That didn’t matter to Lars. It was no longer his dream to win but his dream to show off Sigrit’s abilities, which included singing in Icelandic and showing off her voice. The people of their hometown were exceptionally proud of their representatives, even if it did mean they couldn’t win.

And so, they were disqualified. There was no way of rewriting the rules. It was hinted that Alexander would win since he was the favorite.

In the end, it was all about Lars and Sigrit being happy with themselves and their hometown. They went back to performing in their local town, which meant performing at the wedding of Lars’s father to Sigrit’s mother (oh, and Lars and Sigrit also got married and started a family). They were also more than happy to perform the town’s favorite song, “Jaja ding dong.”

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is now streaming on Netflix.