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Lordi WINS Eurovision Contest!

There is a god — of a sort! At least Metal One. BBC just announced that Lordi, representing Finland and all monstermen and monsterwomen, has just won the Eurovision Song Contest besting Russia by 44 points!

According to BBC:

1. Finland – 292 points
2. Russia – 248
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 229
4. Romania – 172
5. Sweden – 170
6. Lithuania – 162

According to the Eurovision site:

But if you thought that rocked, you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s the turn of Lordi, the monstrous hard rockers from Finland. The eponymous lead singer Mr. Lordi has miniature skulls on his kneecaps whose eyes light up red, his microphone is attached to the handle of a battleaxe and he has devil horns protruding from his head. It’s not exactly Abba. Despite their frightening appearance, there’s something really likeable about the group and the crowd really warm to them… and are warmed by them! There’s so much fire on stage, the temperature in the arena rises several degrees.

Eurovision performance of Lordi

The Lordi Semi-Final performance is on YouTube
(they have great pyrotechs).


  1. Bilan was better!

    By the way, I’ve just downloaded the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 Athens CD for $1.44 at

  2. Well – these guys are certainly not ABBA and I date myself when I say that I remember the night when ‘Waterloo’ won.

    I am so pleased to see how well Hari Mata Hari did – the third place.

  3. Can’t … look … away …

  4. the wher brill and to hell to any one who says otherer wize

  5. Willi Schulz

    5/24/2006 at 9:19 pm

    Bilan is not, among savvies, very popular in Russia 😉

  6. Justin Hawkins, former frontman of glam rock band The Darkness, is bidding to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest. The flamboyant singer and guitarist is one of six acts competing to represent the UK in this year’s competition.

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