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There Was An 'Elf' Joke in Netflix's 'Eurovision' That No One Picked Up On According to Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is opening up about the one joke in Eurovision that nobody picked up on.

During his interview with Variety, the 53-year-old actor dished about how in the Netflix movie, everybody believes that elves exist, which was actually designed to be a nod to Elf.

“You know what’s funny? Nobody got the subtext to that,” Will shared. “We were trying to put in this bit about how Lars has issues with elves and elves are stupid and thought, ‘That’s going to get such a funny laugh because of Buddy the Elf’.”

However, it “just went over everyone’s head.”

Will added that it was “supposed to be such an obvious joke that we should have my character just hate all things elf-related, and I starred in Elf. And that just kind of flew by.”

Elf has become a cultural holiday classic movie since its release in 2003, and it also starred Zooey Deschanel, James Caan and Mary Steenbergen.

One of the stars also opened up about why there was never a sequel to the movie. Find out here…

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic!

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

The 65th edition of the annual song contest which was set to be hosted at Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands, until the final on 16 May.

“Over the past few weeks, we have explored many alternative options to allow the Eurovision Song Contest to go ahead,” said organizers in a statement. “However, the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the difficult decision to not continue with the live event as planned. The health of artists, staff, fans and visitors, as well as the situation in the Netherlands, Europe and the world, is at the heart of this decision.”

Organizers also rejected the idea of hosting the show remotely, with every contestant performing via satellite link: “It’s in the DNA of the Eurovision Song Contest to bring delegations, artists and fans together in one place and provide an equal platform for all artists to compete together on the same stage. We felt that under the extreme circumstances we face this year, organising the Eurovision Song Contest in another way would not be in keeping with our values and the tradition of the event.”

The news of Eurovision cancellation came on the same day that Glastonbury, the UK’s biggest music festival, also announced its cancellation.

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 - Listen to the Songs!

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is approaching in a few months!

The 65th edition of the annual song contest will be hosted at Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands, following the country’s 2019 victory with Duncan Laurence‘s “Arcade” in Tel Aviv, Israel.

This marks the fifth time that the Netherlands are hosting the international contest, and the first time since 1980. The two semi-finals will occur on May 12 and May 14, with the final round on May 16.

41 countries are participating in this year’s contest, including Bulgaria and Ukraine, which did not compete in 2019. Hungary and Montenegro will not be participating this year.

While many of the countries are still selecting the songs to represent them at Eurovision, several countries have already nominated their selections, , including Australia (Montaigne‘s “Don’t Break Me”), Norway (Ulrikke‘s “Attention”) and Lithuania (The Roop‘s “On Fire”).

Check out the playlist of 2020 Eurovision songs…

Madonna's Eurovision 2019 Performance Leads to a Lawsuit

Madonna‘s Eurovision performance has led to a lawsuit.

The KAN Israeli public broadcaster and producer of this year’s singing competition filed a lawsuit on Thursday (September 12) against Live Nation and Live Nation Israel, Variety reported on Friday (September 13).

The lawsuit claims that Madonna’s representatives violated the terms of their agreement and reneged on financial promises. The lawsuit is reportedly for 1.375 million shekels, or $390,000. A court date has not yet been set, and Live Nation has not issued a statement.

KAN claims they provided Madonna with technical and logistical support that went “beyond the Eurovision production, costs that were supposed to be covered by the singer’s team. The additional support included projectors, headphones, additional stage assistants, tents, security and other extra staff.”

KAN alleges that Live Nation agreed to cover those costs but never paid.

READ MORE: Madonna Delays ‘Madame X Tour’ & Cancels a Show

Demi Lovato Joins 'Eurovision' Movie, Spotted on Set!

Demi Lovato has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix comedy movie Eurovision, based on the famed Eurovision Song Contest.

The 27-year-old singer, who is celebrating her birthday TODAY (August 20), announced the news right after being spotted on the film’s set that day in London, England.

Demi shared a video of Will Ferrell announcing her as part of the cast by presenting her with a birthday cake.

“y’all, Will Ferrell made me a cake…from scratch. It looks completely professional and store bought so I’m not at all suspicious that he baked it himself in all of his free time 😝,” Demi captioned the below video.

In the movie, Will and Rachel McAdams play “a pair of aspiring Icelandic musicians, Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, who are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the annual Eurovision song contest – the world’s biggest song competition.”

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Pierce Brosnan Will Join Rachel McAdams & Will Ferrell in Netflix Comedy 'Eurovision'!

Pierce Brosnan is taking on a funny new role!

The 66-year-old actor will join Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in the upcoming Netflix comedy Eurovision, about the global singing competition, Deadline reported on Wednesday (August 7).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Pierce Brosnan

The movie will be directed by David Dobkin, who worked on Wedding Crashers with Will and Rachel.

They two will play struggling Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir.

Pierce will play Erick Erickssong, Lars’ father and the most handsome man in Iceland. The movie is currently in production in both the UK and Iceland.

Eurovision 2019 Producers Admit to Incorrect Voting Results Due to 'Human Error' - See the Updated Ranking!

Eurovision is admitting they made a mistake!

The Eurovision Broadcast Union revealed on Wednesday (May 22) that they used incorrect results for the 2019 song contest, which switches up the final country ranking.

Although the first four countries remain unchanged, the correction moves Sweden up to fifth place and Norway down to sixth place. Germany also moves down to the second to last position.

“The EBU can confirm, following standard review practices, we have discovered that due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used. This had no impact on the calculation of points derived from televoting across the 41 participating countries and the overall winner and Top 4 songs of the Contest remain unchanged,” the Eurovision Broadcast Union said in a statement.

“To respect both the artists and EBU Members which took part, we wish to correct the final results in accordance with the rules. The correct jury points have now been added to the scoreboard and the revised totals for each participating broadcaster, and their country, have been published on eurovision.tv. The EBU and its partners digame and Ernst & Young deeply regret that this error was not identified earlier and will review the processes and controls in place to prevent this from happening again.”

In the end, Duncan Laurence won for his song “Arcade,” representing The Netherlands.

Click inside to see the updated Eurovision 2019 scoreboard…More Here! »