Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Factual error: When the Americans are driving Lars to the contest, after spinning out, the driver puts the car in second gear (pulls the shifter back) instead of first and then speeds away from a standstill. Second gear would not sound like it did in the movie plus the acceleration would have been very weak, possibly stalling.

Continuity mistake: In the chase scene the American Mini swerves to miss an oncoming car. That car starts out grey then changes to a another green Mini, then back to the original car that came round the corner.


Continuity mistake: Lars jumps into the summer water while wearing yellow pants, comes out wearing red, and is back in yellow pants on the flight back to Scotland.

Factual error: Considering Sigrit and Lars are similar ages in the opening flashback to 1974, 41 year old Rachel McAdams should be a similar age to the 52 year old Will Ferrell, which she clearly isn't. Alternatively, if she's meant to be in her 50s, there's no way they'd have been able to have a baby together.

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Suggested correction: Actors play older/younger characters all the time. The fact that you know their real age says nothing about the character's age. In real life, people often look older or younger (when I was in my mid - to late-30's, a lot of people wouldn't believe I was older than 25).


Considering that Sigrit is 4 or 5 years old in the 1974 flashback, she is 50 or 51 in her Rolex in the main part of the movie. Not only is McAdams too young for the role, but also is Sigrits dream of founding a family and getting a baby quite unrealistic.

She's not too young for the role, which is the point of the correction. When I looked to see her age, I saw her pictures and guessed she was about 47 or 48, so she looks older than she really is. And there's a lot of 50+ year olds that look like they're in their 40's. Plus, the original mistake has nothing to do with a 50+ year old woman having a child.


Suggested correction: Women *can* get pregnant, and have healthy babies, in their early 50s. There are more health risks, but it happens.

Factual error: During the performance by Sweden there are 7 people on stage, meaning this entry would be disqualified due to the rules of the contest which state no more than 6 people are allowed on stage.

Lukas Clarkey

Factual error: During the voting in the first semi final Spain, Germany and Spain are listed on the scoreboard. These three countries are, as members of Eurovision's "Big Five", automatically qualified for the finale.

Factual error: During the semi finals of Eurovision there is no voting procedure like in the final with every single country presenting its jury vote. Instead, only the ten qualifiers for the final are named in a random order.

Factual error: A central point of the plot is Iceland not being able to host due to financial constraints. But the winning country is allowed to nominate another country to take on the hosting role if wanted.

Factual error: The Eurovision venue supposedly in Edinburgh is the SSE Hydro, in Glasgow.

Sigrit Ericksdottir: The elves went too far!

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Trivia: Rachel McAdams doesn't perform all the songs herself, which are mostly sung by Swedish singer Molly Sanden. However McAdams' voice was used for mixing, and she sings in the first rehearsal, plus when she's writing Husavik in her hotel room. Likewise Dan Stevens, whose singing is performed by Erik Mjones.

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