Lordi espera que su triunfo abra las puertas a nuevos géneros en Eurovisión
Finnish heavy metal act win Eurovision
A heavy metal band whose members have been accused of being devil worshippers has won the Eurovision Song Contest, shattering the competition's traditional image. The band from Finland performed its song dressed like characters from a horror movie.
This report from Richard Galpin:
The Eurovision Song Contest has never seen or heard anything quite like this before.
But the Finnish band Lordi stormed through their set, demolishing their opponents and the bland reputation of the contest in one fell swoop: and when the votes of viewers and listeners from around Europe and beyond were finally counted up, Lordi had won an easy victory. Even the band leader himself, Mr Lordi, seemed stunned by what they'd achieved:
"We feel great, think about it, this is weird, this is strange this is interesting. You know think about it, we're a rock band and we just won the pop song contest. That is weird and also Finland won which is kind of nice."
This was indeed a big victory for Finland, which first entered the contest more than forty years ago, but until now had always come away empty-handed. For the other twenty-three finalists, bitter disappointment, especially for the UK entry, rap singer Daz Sampson. He thought he'd also brought something different to the contest. But he paled into insignificance compared to Lordi.
Richard Galpin, BBC, Athens
tocó con su entusiasmo y sin parar
su actuación, su canción
demolishing their opponents
aplastando a sus oponentes
the bland reputation of the contest
la reputación sosa, insípida de la competición
in one fell swoop
de un tirón, de una sola vez
(se quedaron) con las manos vacías, no ganaron nada
muy decepcionados, amargamente decepcionados
paled into insignificance
parecer nimio, empalideció hasta la insignificancia