Eurovision Song Contest: Lordi rules!

39 years of being a loser, now it’s over! Lordi came, saw and conquered! A crushing defeat for everybody else! Lordi wins the song contest with the highest score ever! Finland goes crazy โ€” I don’t think there’s ever been a single moment when this many Finnish blogs have been updated, for example.

To understand this, you must know that losing in ESC is an essential part of Finnish national identity. Finland, zero points is an oft-repeated mantra here. Hell must have frozen, cows are flying, intelligent life has been found on Mars and so on, you catch my drift.

Even though the song contest is relatively unimportant thing in the grand scale of matters, I don’t think I’ve ever been this proud to be Finnish. This is why I have sat through all the obnoxious three-minute pop songs and pathetic power ballads, here’s our reward for 39 years of losses.

Victory! With a monster rock song they wanted to ban and send some lousy ballad instead (a sure candidate for Finland, zero points). Up yours, all you religious nuts all over Europe, fretting over for a nice guy in an ugly mask. Up yours, all you people who just don’t get that Finnish people really love their metal! Thank you Europe!

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5 responses to “Eurovision Song Contest: Lordi rules!”

  1. I wonder if this will lead to a shakeup in the kind of entrant the ESC attracts–fewer folk songs and pop tripe?

  2. nicely done ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve missed ESC for 5 years since moving to the US, but this year, I saw it online. Not the same without Terry Wogan on it though.
    Also, good to see that even with universal telephone voting that the national politicking still goes on ๐Ÿ™‚
    And, to top it all, Malta managed to get a single vote right near the end, so Norway’s record still stands ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. So annoying they don’t broadcast this in the US! However, I saw Lordi’s performance via YouTube and must agree, that song rocks. It’s the Arockalypse!

  4. I agree, Lordi rocked! I was watching while drunk with a load of metal fans which made even more entertaining ๐Ÿ™‚
    It made me proud to have been to Rovaniemi. ๐Ÿ˜‰