1) Yes, Eurovision is a real thing that exists outside of the new Netflix movie with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. In fact, it's how the band ABBA got famous. They won it in 1974!!
2) In the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga — which I love and want everyone to watch — there were appearances by tons of former Eurovision contestants.
We see our first cameo while Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams' characters are touring around Edinburgh. He is Salvador Sobral of Portugal.
He won Eurovision in 2017.
Then there's a huge song-along scene, which features many more.
Here are all those cameos:
John Lundvik of Sweden.
He came in fifth place in 2019.
Anna Odobescu of Moldova.
She participated in Eurovision in 2019.
Bilal Hassani of France.
They came in 16th place in 2019.
Loreen of Sweden.
She won Eurovision in 2012.
Jesse Matador of France.
He placed 12th in 2010.
Alexander Rybak of Norway.
He won Eurovision in 2009.
Jamala of Ukraine.
She won Eurovision in 2016.
Elina Nechayeva of Estonia.
She came in eighth place in 2018.
Conchita of Austria.
Conchita won Eurovision in 2014.
Netta of Israel.
She won Eurovision in 2018.
And then there was one more cameo that took place during Fire Saga's semi-final performance.
The Hamster Wheel may not be a living, breathing human, but it deserves just as much recognition because it existed in a 2014 Eurovision performance by Mariya Yaremchuk. Things ended better the first time around for good ol' Hamster Wheel.