There is a god — of a sort! At least Metal One. BBC just announced that Lordi, representing Finland and all monstermen and monsterwomen, has just won the Eurovision Song Contest besting Russia by 44 points!
According to BBC:
1. Finland – 292 points
2. Russia – 248
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 229
4. Romania – 172
5. Sweden – 170
6. Lithuania – 162
According to the Eurovision site:
But if you thought that rocked, you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s the turn of Lordi, the monstrous hard rockers from Finland. The eponymous lead singer Mr. Lordi has miniature skulls on his kneecaps whose eyes light up red, his microphone is attached to the handle of a battleaxe and he has devil horns protruding from his head. It’s not exactly Abba. Despite their frightening appearance, there’s something really likeable about the group and the crowd really warm to them… and are warmed by them! There’s so much fire on stage, the temperature in the arena rises several degrees.
The Lordi Semi-Final performance is on YouTube (they have great pyrotechs).