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I've been wandering around various international news sites to see what the reaction is to Lordi's win at The Eurovision last night.

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 BBC also have a very nice story about the origins of Lordi How Horror Rock Conquered Europe (BBC News Online; Sunday 21st May 2006)

I must say seeing the band go up on stage and collect bouquets of flowers was certainly a Kodak Moment :p

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.


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May. 21st, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
I think I want to marry Mr. Lordi, he sounds fantastic :D
May. 22nd, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
Well, it made the Hong Kong news here, and I think the Chinese news (It was in Chinese, so I assume it was the news, either that or MTV China is Really High-Brow!
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