Monday, May 22, 2006

The new face of European pop, from Finland

The Finnish band Lordi won the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, beating out the Swedish favorite Carola. You can see their hardrock high school revenge fantasy here.

Now I'm no Eurovision expert, but I was a bit surprised that these guys won. Apparently so were the British bookies:

Finnish prize expensive for British Bookmaker

In Great Britain, the bookmaker William Hill has been hit with big losses because of Lordis' win. From the beginning, the odds were 25 to 1 against them and went to 7 to 1 before the show started.

"We decided that Finland, despite the hype, didn't have a chance. We are
going to be much more conservative towards newcomers in the future, Rupert
Adams, spokesman for the book making company told The Guardian.

Dagens Nyheter has all the finalists here.

6 comments:

Maryann said...

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail141.html

You've probably already seen this, but just in case...

RadioZero said...

Home Star Runner RULES!

Anonymous said...

That's a shame.

AJ said...

A Finnish Gwar...nice.

Gavin M. said...

Got a vid of their performance here.

AJ said...

Thanks for the link, who needs American Idol? They dont have giant bat wings nor battle axes.

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