Last night, I watched the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in about 20 years. Well, it was something to do with the kids, plus I read in the Observer a few weeks ago that this year’s contest would be a little more fun than in the past, including a death metal entry from Finland.
Well, things weren’t that different from usual, and even Lordi weren’t exactly death metal, more a sort sub-Spinal Tap with zombie masks (actually, “Mr Lordi” describes their music as “melodic 80s hard rock”), but they got my vote anyway and it was great that they won. Good to see Finland win something too (hi Niina!), any country that makes depression a national pastime has got to be good with me.