the dark side at eurovision 2006

Lordi the metalband, shot by brinstarEurovision. A dubious song festival which gets people all hyped up every year in May is about to unleach it’s madness once again on our continent.

I’ve never been for it really, the whole thing is as fake as it gets. Musically it’s not my kind of thing… to say the least. The typical Eurosong-type song is a weird softass mellow kind of pop tune ussually blended with some local influences. This can lead to hilarious combinations though, like some sort of rapping baltic goat herder or Xena The Warrior Princess singing in a language that I later heard was supposed to be English. The voting system sucks though as it turns out to be a more or less political game, where people end up voting for their most favorite neighbouring countries.

Each year people get all excited about it, and afterwards it turns out to be a dissapointment. Every year I think they should just send a band or artist that make a big fuck you statement to the whole Eurovision merchandise, and this year the Fins have done just that. They sent in a metal shock-rock-eske kind of band called Lordi. Their music isn’t the hardcore type of metal, but it isn’t the half-assed kind you’d expect to see on Eurovision either. Things get even better though. These guys dress up for their gigs, and they look like they come straight out of a horror movie.

That’ll make a nice contrast with all the nice and short skirted girls hopping around on stage. Nice.

Go Lordi I’d say!! Boh!

Update: there’s a video of their song up at YouTube featuring some lovely zombie cheerleaders. Nice!

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