Oh, Lordi.

7 comments May 20th, 2006at 08:14pm Posted by Eli


REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

YES!!!!

Finland was the surprise winner of the 51st Eurovision song contest on Saturday with the monster-themed hard rock band Lordi beating 23 other competitors.

Lordi scored 292 points from telephone voters in 38 countries with its song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” in a performance in Greece that both shocked and amused viewers.

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In Finland, young people on the streets of the capital Helsinki welcomed the news of their country’s Eurovision triumph enthusiastically, although no big celebration was being planned.

“It’s amazing that Finland has finally won something. Though I don’t like Lordi myself, it’s great! We don’t win anything,” said Mari Pelli, an 18-year-old childminder.

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“I don’t like the band but I’m very happy that they won. Eurovision is a show for entertainment, not for music,” said Mikko Mattila, a 30-year-old student.

“It’s not Sibelius, but they have their own way. Lordi is the best,” said Satu Puolakka, a 19-year-old student.

This is, like, the most awesome thing ever.

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7 Comments

  • 1. ntodd  |  May 20th, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    Thank Finlandia that we’ve finally conquered world conflict, hunger and suffering.

  • 2. Sharoney  |  May 20th, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    Well, the Finns are into Elvis songs in Latin, so Klingon doesn’t really surprise me much.

  • 3. flory  |  May 21st, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    This is, like, the most awesome thing ever.

    Yeah — but can you say it in Finnish?

  • 4. Jay C.  |  May 21st, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    If those are award-winner bouquets they’re holding, then I may have to go outside and high-five a stranger.

  • 5. charley  |  May 21st, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    Rummy and the Death Rockets?

  • 6. Eli  |  May 21st, 2006 at 10:05 pm

    I’m pretty sure they are, Jay…

  • 7. oldwhitelady  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 11:53 pm

    Yay! I’m glad they won!


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