Rachel McAdams is aware of the facility of teamwork. The 41-year-old actress shone onstage singing within the musical comedy Eurovision Track Contest: The Story of Fireplace Saga. However she could not have accomplished it and not using a little assist from a professional.
Within the movie, Rachel portrays singer Sigrit Ericksdóttir who performs alongside fellow singer Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) of their band Fireplace Saga. The duo lands the chance to symbolize Sweden in a contest impressed after the favored real-life worldwide singing competitors of the identical title. Their ups and downs culminate in Sigrit belting out an ode to their hometown titled “Húsavík” which incorporates Icelandic lyrics.
After watching the film, viewers couldn’t assist however marvel: Is that really Rachel McAdams singing within the film? Properly, the actress truly did do her personal singing, however solely components of it made it into the ultimate reduce. Swedish singer Molly Sandén, who additionally goes by My Marianne, took the lead in vocals.
“I used to be singing all of the songs, after which David would carry bits of my efficiency. The majority of the music was accomplished by a Swedish singer, Molly Sandén. Our voices have been fairly comparable,” Rachel advised The A.V. Membership. “They did some fancy stuff within the studio and pulled it collectively that approach, after which I sing the track that my character is composing.”
Regardless of this, Rachel was dedicated to nailing the Icelandic accent and “watched every little thing” she presumably may of singer-actress Björk. To guarantee that Rachel did not appear like she was lip-synching, she did not. The actress acquired behind the microphone and sang on her personal, even going hoarse at one level. Ultimately, Molly’s skilled singing was effortlessly layered over Rachel’s efficiency. (Skip to 1:45 beneath to observe the them side-by-side!)
As for Molly, she felt proper at dwelling lending her voice for Eurovision Track Contest. Again in 2006, she represented Sweden within the Junior Eurovision Track Contest, ending third.
“I used to be so joyful after I was approached with this,” Molly stated within the above clip. “It felt like my 12-year-old self would have jumped up and down screaming as [if] she had received ESC simply by getting requested to do that and sing these songs.”
It sounds prefer it was a win-win for everybody!
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