"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."
Finnish Monsters Rock Eurovision (BBC News Online; Saturday 20th May 2006)