Eurovision, Lordi Lordi…

I’ll say here from the start, I didn’t watch the whole thing this year, but did catch the end, when the winning band gave their encore performance… and of course, have been reading up on the very unusual winners…

Looking like extras from Lord of the Rings, “Lordi” produced one of the most unusual Eurovision winners for years – none of the traditional meaningless pop ballads and love song, but a heavy metal rock track, Hard Rock Hallelujah which has to be one of the most distinctive eurovision winners ever, and if we’re lucky will change the face of the competition forever.

The victory is a vote against empty soul-less pop music across Europe – the winners had something distinctive, and put on a real show.

Lordi on Last.FM
Flickr Images of Lordi
The bands website
BBC News story