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Finnish Lordi wins the Eurovision Song Contest!

Written by Jari Ketola @ 20 May 2006 13:54 User comments (33)

Finnish Lordi wins the Eurovision Song Contest! Congratulations to the Monstrous winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. LORDI! Lordi won the contest with the highest score ever, 292 points.
And Finland goes ballistic! Before this year Finland had not once made it even to the top five in the contest. The nation has rejoiced if we didn't finish last.

Huge congratulations from the insane Finnish staff, and HUGE thanks to everyone who voted! Tomorrow pigs will fly, I'm sure.

You can hear (and see) the entire song at Youtube.com.

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33 user comments

120.5.2006 13:57

yes.. we did it \o/ WE WIN \o/ GO LORDI GO o/ \\o o// \o/

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220.5.2006 13:59

w00t, FREE membership, i must sign up :-) Congrats in the Win :-)

320.5.2006 14:03

Well in Australia we have not seen the Eurovison yet i think its on this week or next but thanxs for the heads up :) Congrats on the win.

420.5.2006 14:12

Lol, grats to Finland & the Finnish staff ;-)

520.5.2006 14:14

Well that should please the jesus freaks if the news i've heard downunder in NZ is anything to go by...lmao... hell! it's only make up get over it,anyway congrats dudes i look forward to the dvd,even tho i most probably wont understand the words if it aint in engrish :p

620.5.2006 14:14

well done you guys and gals. just "finnish"ed watching it here in the uk. thought i recognized the lead singer. Klingon extract i believe

720.5.2006 14:36

borhan9, Sorry if I spoiled the contest for you. Frankly I didn't think anyone outside Europe cared. =) I'm still stunned by the win. =) For us it's like if the same city won NBA, NFL and NHL the same year.

820.5.2006 14:43

It was the first time i ever saw them (at eurovision) i thought they were great. and even tho i come from russia and live in the UK i cudnt resist voting for them!!!!!! Go LORDI

920.5.2006 15:18

I didn't watch it, lol, us Brits have had enough of embarassing ourselves so many don't watch it anymore. Jannejt kept me updated though.. congrats..

1020.5.2006 15:44
MrToast
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That sucked

1120.5.2006 23:52

@Ketola No biggie, its mainly shown after the fact anyway. It's actually on later on tonight... It's all good mate

1221.5.2006 4:41

Bloody heck, Finlands entry was quite unbelievable, the fact that they won is eqaully crazy....grats to all you fin's!

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I didn't watch it, lol, us Brits have had enough of embarassing ourselves so many don't watch it anymore.
Yep, you see who was representing us by any chance?? Some pathetic rapper called Daz Simpson. I would've loved to see us atleast up up a decent fight, god all brit's have got is bad weather and David Beckham... Ahh well..theres always the World Cup!

1321.5.2006 12:39

ok, What was that , Are you kiding me right? That was terrible, now I wanna see the whole show. They looked like a rip off of GWAR.

1421.5.2006 12:45

Thats your opinion NINVIN21 You cant argue with theese facts: "Lordi won the contest with the highest score ever, 292 points. "

1521.5.2006 13:42

I hate to sound retarded, (American...) What the hell is a euorvision? I take it LORDI is a band? Was this some kind of music contest? Maybe you can educate me. Sounds important to you fellas, so congrats whatever you did!

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1721.5.2006 14:05

You can hear (and see) the entire song at here Lordi - Eurovision Semi Final 18.05.06 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0PFj9wiEZw

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1821.5.2006 17:17

hhhhmmmm, I just dont get it, if its a pop contest they should of not really been there. This has to be one of the first news topics that was not about tech. I have heard better music out of finland. Its just I think that music is going downhill big time in USA. I guess I was just expecting better from over there. (but it looks like you guys are just ripping old stuff off of us.(gwar/rob zombie) Its all to commerical. I no its my just my opinion but come on everyone in here could write something like that and put on a better show they just stood there. I got to go see how they scored points sorry but thats just crazy.and Im a big fan of the harder stuff.

1921.5.2006 22:26

at least i am very proud about that what now we achieved. we did history in many ways.

2022.5.2006 0:57

I thimk it is a bit irrelevant of you to go shrieking " WE GOT THE HIGHEST POINTS TOTAL" considering they increased the number of countries who give points from 20 to 37, divide the points total by number of countries involved in voting and the finn guys wouldn't be in the top 10 of overall winners (not that anyone cares about that, good luck to them i say)

2122.5.2006 4:06

perhaps in question song has not been best, in any case it was however something what people have wanted to hear. is extremely boring listen always and always something from so similar. future comes to show, which type music will come to be most popular.

2222.5.2006 4:10

I agree, xXx; Finland went BOLD, and it paid off. Too much of the same tripe over the years, and I think Lordi really shook it up this year.

2322.5.2006 6:12

Personally I think Lordi is an insult and an embarrassment to our whole country with music like theirs. Dealing with HIM (or HER) is enough. We do have normal people here too. They are rare but they do exist.

2422.5.2006 7:09
oappi
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luckyly for lordi most of the ppl liked it.. I dont see anything wrong with the music. Maybe bit more "Heavy" than i normaly listen, but way better than that other cr*p that was played in that contest

2522.5.2006 8:42

YEah, Him is getting kinda Big over here(usa) Because of Viva LA BAm. That little punk lives 30 min. from me Well im done with this topic, Thanks for the info I never new about eurovision. I have to find a copy of the whole thing so I can show some friends and say look at this crap.

2622.5.2006 8:43

this is by far one of the worst bands I have ever heard. are they the only ones that entered the contest? finland has much better offerings than this gimmicky drivel.

2722.5.2006 9:01

Big CONGRATS to Lordi & Finland! I listened to the broadcast on BBC2 internet radio. Lordi is perhaps not my cup of meat but it made me smile. The people have spoken! Personally, I liked Germany's entry, "No No Never" by Texas Lightning. Really good old school country western music from a German band. Who would have thunk it?

2822.5.2006 9:11

rav009 Is that a picture of Daz Simpson? That's the old fart singing something about "a teenage life"? Wow, looks like the teen years are pretty far behind him...

2922.5.2006 9:41

@GreyArea, Yep! Lol :P I didn't watch The Eurovision as Britain are misreably poor at it, I'm awaiting a decent entry!


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3022.5.2006 13:46

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this is by far one of the worst bands I have ever heard. are they the only ones that entered the contest? finland has much better offerings than this gimmicky drivel.
Mate it maybe not your cup of tea and im not a big fan of that type of music either but its different thats why it got there cause it was not the same like all the other entry's.

3123.5.2006 5:27

Hi all, I watched the contest for the first time in a while. I didn't think that UK's entry "Teenage Life" was that bad, or as bad as the lack of marks, as I had the chorus going round in my head for a few weeks. But I voted for Lordi, and my 16-year old son and I agreed on this (I'm 42.) My wife didn't like it though, and prefered Latvia's. Romania's entry was good as well. I was really pleased when Finland won, and that the UK gave them 12 points as well. Hyvaa Lordi! Hyvaa Suomi! Cheers, Tony


1/2 Finnish 1/2 English

3227.5.2006 3:01
juniorken
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actually not my style of music but the finnish r brave that they had the guts to send something completely NEW to the contest instead of some popsong... maybe some message to the other countries for not being too scared to send some band "not 100% eurovision-compatible" congratulations Lordi + the rest of Suomi! :-)

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