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9 Eurovision moments to inspire Will Ferrell’s new Netflix comedy

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Will Ferrell, Lordi, Polish dancer 2014, Jedward 2012Image copyright Getty Images / PA
Image caption Ferrell (left) has plenty of traditional Eurovision performances to draw on

The announcement that Will Ferrell is making a comedy about Eurovision for Netflix is (Europop) music to the ears of many a fan of the annual tune contest.

The Hollywood star is alleged to have been launched to Eurovision by his Swedish spouse in 1999 and he even attended this 12 months’s occasion in Lisbon.

Ferrell will star within the function movie, which he’s co-writing with long-time collaborator Andrew Steele.

One Twitter consumer referred to as the pairing of Ferrell with Eurovision “a match made in heaven”, whereas one other mentioned she “[couldn’t] wait for Eurovision to get the Will Ferrell treatment”.

The Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast within the United States for the primary time in 2016, however the nation stays largely unfamiliar with the extraordinary world of Eurovision.

It’s unclear but whether or not Ferrell will himself sing – however the star has a numerous and plentiful bounty of comedian riches to draw on.

To assist him get began, listed below are simply 9 of the numerous Eurovision moments that might present inspiration for the movie.

1. Viking theme

As a common idea, a sturdy contender for Ferrell’s movie has to be plotting the journey of a corpse Viking ensemble taking part in heavy steel. It’s received plenty of comedian components – the lads dressing up, the over-the-top nature of the efficiency, the kitschness of the idea.

When this truly occurred in 2006, Finnish group Lordi solely went and gained the entire thing.

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Image caption That could possibly be Will Ferrell below there

2. Animals are at all times a hit

If the thought hasn’t already occurred to him, Ferrell ought to actually contemplate opening his act with a bare man and a holographic wolf howling, like Belarus did in 2016.

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Image caption Ivan howled together with she-wolf Shakira. Not within the closet sadly…

three. Bridal theme

Alternatively, Bosnia’s 2008 efficiency had a sturdy begin when it opened with 4 ladies dressed as brides, adopted by a man who popped out of a soiled laundry basket.

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Image caption We’ll simply do our knitting whereas we’re right here…

four. Vampires are a Eurovision favorite

Dracula is a common theme at Eurovision – and one which’s been regularly hammed up in comedy sketches. Perhaps the trope is already too drained for Ferrell – however not for Romania in 2013 or Ukraine at this 12 months’s contest.

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Image caption Could Ferrell go for a Dracula theme in his movie?

5. Bring the drama

Eurovision has had unscripted drama within the type of stage invasions. This 12 months’s UK entrant, SuRie, suffered from a protester storming the stage, however typically – as occurred with Spain’s entry in 2010 – members of the viewers simply need to take part with the efficiency. Don’t all of us?

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Image caption Please let me keep, I do know the strikes and every part…

6. Go for it with the dancers

In phrases of backing dancers, the sky is absolutely the restrict. How about together with a man in a hamster wheel like Ukraine did in 2014?

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Image caption The comic might get a bit dizzy if he decides to go this route

7. Be positive to reference your earlier work

This is unquestionably one for the new movie. You can’t get any extra Ron Burgundy than the 2013 Azerbaijan dancers performing on this big glass case of emotion – Ferrell can be a idiot not to embody an factor of this.

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Image caption I’m in a glass case of emotion!

eight. Be provocative

The comic positively should not overlook Poland’s buxom milk maids churning milk seductively (when you’ve not seen it – it truly is feasible) and singing “vodka is better than whisky and gin”.

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Image caption Well, this milk is not going to churn itself…

9. Aaaand time to calm down…

By the tip of the efficiency, he’ll be a bit sizzling and sweaty, so how about capping all of it off with an onstage bathe a la Jedward in 2012?

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Image caption Phew, time to cool off!

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