Generally speaking it's been really positive.
I was understanding that they were a ROCK or METAL band, but according to CNN they apparently have a large GOTH following.
"Saturday's showdown was broadcast live in 38 countries to a TV audience estimated at 100 million. Some 13,000 fans packed the indoor arena used during the 2004 Olympic Games, from Goth supporters of Lordi to cowboy-hatted Germans supporting Texas Lightning. Some 3,000 police officers were on duty for the event." - Monsters of Pop Take Eurovision Title (CCN.com; Saturday 20th March 2006)
The Press Conference of The Winner (Eurovision.com; Saturday 20th May 2006)
Eurovision TV Meets Mr Lordi (Interview - pre event) (Eurovision.com;
“Kids love us. We look like their toys.”
What is Mr. Lordi scared by? After a long pause, “That’s a good one… Horses, I think. They’re so big.”
“You know, we are meat eaters in a vegetarian café,” said Mr. Lordi when asked how the band feels to be in Eurovision.
eurovision.tv: Your first monster was the animal from ‘The Muppet Show’. What kind of things did you play with when you were a child?
Mr. Lordi: Not when I was a child – I still am a child. I still collect Muppet’s toys. I played with Star Wars figures, with Masters of the Universe figures, well, monster figures. I loved little spiders, dinosaurs.