Finland's hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been selected as the Finnish representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest. LORDI won the Finnish national selection with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and will represent the country in the semifinal of the 51st Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece on May 18, according to ESCToday.com. The band scored a runaway victory in the super-final of the Finnish national final on Friday, March 10. They picked up 42.2% of the votes, outstripping their nearest rival TOMI METSÄKEDON who scored 28.5%, according to Doteurovision.com.

After the twelve competing songs had been heard for a first time Friday night, voting cut down the field to six. These songs were performed one more time and then voting continued to pick the winner.

The super-finalists:

ANIKA EKLUND - Shanghain Valot
KILPI - Katharsis
LORDI - Hard Rock Hallelujah
JENNIE - Take Me Higher
TOMI METSÄKETO - Eternamente Maria

The results:

1st: LORDI - Hard Rock Hallelujah – 67,369 Votes (42.2%)
2nd: TOMI METSÄKEDON - Eternamente Maria – 45,431 Votes (28.5%)
3rd: ANNIKA EKLUNDIN - Shanghain Valot – 19,565 Votes (12.3%)

LORDI have just released their new album, entitled "The Arockalypse". The CD features guest appearances by TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French, as well as former ACCEPT vocalist Udo Dirkschneider and ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.

(Thanks: James Edward Raggi IV / Lamentations of the Flame Princess)


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).