Ever since he saw ABBA performing at the Eurovision song competition, small-town Icelandic singer/songwriter Lars (Will Ferrell) has dreamed of competing in the contest. His childhood friend, Sigrit (Rachel McAdams), shares his dream. But the problem is, no one takes them seriously, including Lars’ own father (Pierce Brosnan).
That doesn’t change when their band, Fire Saga, is chosen to represent Iceland in the international contest. Thrilled, they head to Edinburgh, where the competition is being held, but back home, not everyone wants them to win.