My hearty congratulations to Lordi of Finland who won, with the biggest number of points ever, the 2006 Eurovision Song contest. You can see the winning song video here.
Patrik, no doubt, feels rather pleased with himself.
This was the first time in years I sat down to watch it all – it is undeniably a great pile of cheese. But what really got on my nerves were the sickening names they kept giving songs.
There were titles like: ‘Why angels cry’, ‘Without your love’, ‘Let me Cry’ etc.
*Gets nauseous just thinking about them*
*Suddenly panics and looks for a bowl*
*Throws up vigorously in to bowl*
Worst of all, in this respect, was Ireland’s, ‘Every Song is a Cry For Love’.
*Crunches up face like he’s just tasted bitter lemon*
*Grabs for bowl again*
Why not names like: ‘I’m gonna eat your face and spit out your brains’, or, ‘Teabags are a great invention’, or whatever. Anything, anthying at all would have been better than ‘Let me Cry’! That made me cry.
I guess this is what made Lordi’s performance stick out so much. Instead of the usual beautiful bikini clad women prancing around (I didn’t want to watch that stuff you must realise, it was responsible cultural analysis), you had a stage full of demonic type aliens and mummies! Music was not great. Costumes were unforgettable!
The English press thought maybe this Lordi chap was a devil worshipper.
In his own words on the Eurovision Song Contents webpage:
“Surely Lordi and Christianity don’t go together? Sure they do. I am a member of a church”, he answered, “and our drummer Kita actually wrote and played some church music ... I don’t want to burn in hell, I want to go to heaven.”!
He went on, ‘I regularly read Karl Barth, and I have a soft spot for studying the Puritan and revivalist movements of the 19th century’.
OK, I made that last bit up.