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Woah, I couldn't believe any of my senses when it was announced. Finland won the Eurovision song contest for the first time ever!! :party

We've been trying for 40 years and tonight Lordi turned everything upside down - not did we only win but we gained a new points record! 8D Woweee~!!!

Thank you Lordi! Hard Rock Hallelujah!

A USEFUL LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest


PS. Waii~ this was my 50th post and I got another star! 8D
 

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Finnish monsters rock Eurovision

Lordi meet the press
A Finnish "horror rock" group who dress in monster costumes have pulled off a surprise win at the 51st Eurovision Song Contest in Athens.

European viewers voted for Lordi's song Hard Rock Hallelujah in a show that is normally associated with catchy pop and big ballads.

Russia was second with Dima Bilan's Never Let You Go.

But UK rapper Daz Sampson could only manage to come 19th out of 24 countries with his song Teenage Life.

Lordi's masks, armour and jets of flame attracted widespread attention before the contest - but many thought they were too outlandish to win.


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

"We are a rock band and we just won Eurovision - that's weird," their lead singer, also called Lordi said.

"This was a victory for rock music and also a victory for open-mindedness," he said.

The result would open the doors for a wider range of musical styles at Eurovision in the future, he predicted.

"This is proof that from now on there will be more rock bands who will have the courage to join in," he said.

"This is proof that there are rock fans who watch Eurovision."

The band had been accused by some conservative Greek organisations of promoting Satanism but said they had no connection with the occult.

"We have nothing to do with satan worshipping or anything like that - this is entertainment," Lordi said.

Lordi amassed 292 points after a public vote - 44 ahead of Russia, whose performance by featured a ballerina emerging from a grand piano.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's entrant Hari Mata Hari was in third place, followed by Romania's Mihai Traistariu.

Carola, from Sweden, who was the bookmakers' favourite before the contest and won in 1991, came fifth.

Sixth place went to Lithuania's LT United, six men in suits singing: "We are the winners of Eurovision."

Hosts Greece came ninth with Anna Vissi, who had also been hotly tipped.

She was followed by Ireland's Brian Kennedy, who rounded off the top 10 with Every Song Is A Cry For Love.

Daz Sampson - one half of dance duo Uniting Nations - only gathered 25 points from the 35 countries that took part in the vote.

No country failed to get off the mark - Malta's Fabrizio Faniello came last with one point.

The other contenders included a German country and western singer, Israeli gospel and a Latvian a capella group.

Some 18,500 fans packed the arena in the Olympic stadium complex, with 2,000 journalists and 3,000 police officers on duty.

The result means Finland will host the competition next year.
Yuo, Finland won. :knk There's no doubt about it now. So, how do you feel being a host for the next Eurovision? :D
 

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wtf is eurovision?!

ok im from australia so go easy on me...
 

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Eileen said:
Yuo, Finland won. :knk There's no doubt about it now. So, how do you feel being a host for the next Eurovision? :D
Well, we're a small nation from the North, but I think we can handle the job. :) Helsinki is a pretty good organizing big events. :3



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wtf is eurovision?!

ok im from australia so go easy on me...
It's Europe's (propably the world's) biggest song contest held every year. All the competitors come from European countries. Finland has lost 7 times, and left not to participate 5 times. We've been trying 40 years. The best placing before last night was 6th in year 1973. @_@
 

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congratulations then..

btw who had ruled euro before Finland?
 

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I think it was deserved. I think beside Finnland Bosnia and Herzogowina was really good too you know with that title Leila.
 

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you_know_who said:
congratulations then..

btw who had ruled euro before Finland?
Ireland has won 7 or 8 times. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest


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I think it was deserved. I think beside Finnland Bosnia and Herzogowina was really good too you know with that title Leila.
Thank you. I would tell the greetings to Lordi himself but it's impossible. XD I'm just a mere citizen of the little city of Raahe.
 

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A well deserved victory for Finland i give you my best wishes from Sweden =D
 

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I'm really happy for Finland!
They had tried for 40 years, then it has to be quite an victory. Latvia has participated far less times and we have already been hosting it once.

But .... winning in Marylin Manson style!!! That's something I didn't expect. :darn
 

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Congrats to Finland then ^^
 

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i love it!!! Lordi! in a contest of overmakeupped popgirls singing anout weird stuff lordi comes in and
mops the floor with em! glorious!

ABBA won it... and now Lordi... its just awesome
 

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Yeah Congrats but the band and their song were fucking dumb. Sorry to be so hard but that was just...I dun know. Well congrats anyway.
 

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congratulations finland.

I didnt watch it but a friend of mine said there was even a song which had only "we will win the eurovision" as the lyrics. O.o

by the way do any of you vote in eurovision?I dont even know how to vote.I didnt see anybody that knows how to in my country.the points given seems completely political to me.
 

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i was going to vote... but i had no clue to how you do it, so no i didnt
 

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Sorry for being late, Greek guy here, I just got lost in the way of life... :noworry

For all I know, 4-5 years ago no one in Greece cared about Eurovision, but everyone had a change of heart I guess... The closer we get to the last contest, the more public interest it attracted, the more it was discussed by the media, the more gossip went around, the more people were sad that we didn't win, the more tomatoes we threw at our own when they came back empty handed. Last year, when we won I could almost expect a statue be raised in the name of Elena Paparizou!! Oh, well, let's get on to the actuall contest of 2006.

First of all, I'm really happy for Finlandl! It has nothing to do with 40 years of trying to win, as I see each contest as a separate event with different songs and people in it. What I liked was how different Lordi were, despite their song not living up to the hype of their costumes. I was happy because:
boffenjl said:
i love it!!! Lordi! in a contest of overmakeupped popgirls singing anout weird stuff lordi comes in and
mops the floor with em! glorious!
...yup, couldn't possibly word it any better, thanks boffenjl! :ossu

As for Greece? We were the hosts and what did we do? Once again we made a salad of it all, mixing all sorts of eras in a bowl, trying to show what? Who knows! Some parts of the opening ceremony where downright insulting towards our ancestors, but hey it wasn't satire gone overboard, it was supposedly the image we wanted foreigners to have about us... People dressed like soldiers of 500 B.C. dancing Can-Can? Spare me... :darn

Other things I should be ashamed of as a Greek? Plenty! When Lordi won, Sakis anounced the name Theodoros Russopoulos, a representative of the government, as the person who would hand over the prize to Lordi. Instead that person just sat there with his wife doing nothing... In his stead the prize was handed to Lordi by the head of the channel responsible for the broadcast in Greece (a more or less "nobody", compared to the person who was supposed to hand in that prize). What were we told about that mistake? N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!
The very same night Anna Vissi nearly cried, after having said everything was fine, the people loved her, she did her best, we were the winners either way etc. What did she expect? To win? With the song "Everything"? With a typical pop song? With only herself on stage? Where's the inovation? Where's anything out of our ordinary, mundane musical pop scene?
Elena Paparizou, the previous winner, said she was greatly dissatisfied, that Anna deserved a lot more and that "little kids like little monsters"! Well, sorry Elena for not being serious enough for such a contest!! Sorry for our taste!
Hell every damned gossip show or news paper was picking on Lordi! I mean how DARE they win when WE are the hosts?! Of course no one even mentioned how Lordi got more points than any other contender ever (something I was wondering about when I saw that 292, though a friend of mine said others had gotten a lot more :eyeroll ). Hell, they did it when WE where the hosts, thought no one thought of this! A lot of people even expressed concern as to the future of music (:faint) and opinions of the sort: "They don't make songs like they used to" :oh

Finally, a reason to be proud? Hope? YESH! "Greece gives 12 points tooooo.... FINLAND!!" :grin Take that reporters, gossipists and politicians! Don't bite your tongues, you might die of poisoning! Greece isn't those guys on TV, it isn't the reporters, the gossipists OR the politicians!! Greece was in those 12 points! 12 points we ALWAYS give to Cyprus, though thank the gods this time we didn't have to, since they were disqualified... (of course political voting is a matter of its own). I wonder what Eurovision would be like if people voted for songs instead of countries...

These were my thoughts for the contest and my country, spat here without remorse or regret! I'm happy to be carrying one weight less on my back! Go go Lordi! Go go Finland! May your contest next year be THE BEST :grin

p.s.: To vote you call on the number they show on the channel responsible for the broadcast in your country or send an SMS in the other number they give or just do as they tell you (and they do tell you). This year I didn't vote because they went overboard with the prices! It was 1,10 EUR per SMS... last year it was 1 EUR! I mean, what's it gonna be next year? (1,10 EUR isn't much, but the way they handled the matter, KNOWING people don't pay attention to monetery fees on such events, doesn't feel right).
 

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Woah, thanks Anax. What a good post! Looks like every country has mocked Lordi because of how they look. Haha, and they won after all!
 

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I voted for Finland. =D Jawsome song.
 

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Hurray for Finland :)

but the song and the band was really...err....different...

But to be honnest...i don't give a damn thing for that stupid show after they allowed grown musicians to perform...
that poor show had fallen into the same gap as nearly everything on the TV...mainstream...

I really liked the Show in the past...but today....pfft...instead i could watch Pop Idol or some other mainstream crap....
 

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Jeez ... i watched the whole Eurovision and i have to say that the level i low low low ( still there were some exception ).

... Finland winning with this ultra ultra sorry for the word Kitsch. I'm not sure if they intended it but even if they did ,
that just prooved how pathetic or tasteless we've become in europe , bombarded by those commercial and lacking of originality tracks from people who only wants to make money and had no talent at all ( 50 cent on top of the list :-p ) .

When they came out i thought they were just making fun of the Eurovision ( and i liked it ). But winning it with "that"
they just showed how miserable and meaningless that competition have become. Maybe voting for them the European wanted to show their mecontentment. If that's what that group intented , i'm 100% with them.

Eurovision sucked and will suck again.

Don't get me wrong i like all form of rock ... but that was pathetic, and Lordi knows it. Don't believe me? Go ask them!
 
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