39 years of being a loser, now it’s over! Lordi came, saw and conquered! A crushing defeat for everybody else! Lordi wins the song contest with the highest score ever! Finland goes crazy — I don’t think there’s ever been a single moment when this many Finnish blogs have been updated, for example.
To understand this, you must know that losing in ESC is an essential part of Finnish national identity. Finland, zero points is an oft-repeated mantra here. Hell must have frozen, cows are flying, intelligent life has been found on Mars and so on, you catch my drift.
Even though the song contest is relatively unimportant thing in the grand scale of matters, I don’t think I’ve ever been this proud to be Finnish. This is why I have sat through all the obnoxious three-minute pop songs and pathetic power ballads, here’s our reward for 39 years of losses.
Victory! With a monster rock song they wanted to ban and send some lousy ballad instead (a sure candidate for Finland, zero points). Up yours, all you religious nuts all over Europe, fretting over for a nice guy in an ugly mask. Up yours, all you people who just don’t get that Finnish people really love their metal! Thank you Europe!