Since Lordi's stunning victory, the country of the Midnight Sun is in a state of emergency. Hundred thousands of Finns met in the city centre of Helsinki equipped with white-blue flags and masks. Lordi gave several concerts and were celebrated by an enthusiastic audience. As a sign of gratefulness and to strengthen the national pride Finland's Prime Minister Tarja Halonen joined the festivities. After so many trials in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, Finland never reached good positions. There had to be monsters to come for rescuing the country's pride.
And there is more to come: a special votive medal of Lordi is going to be made. As well as Lordi's hometown Rovaniemi at the Polar Circle - which is generally know as Santa Claus' City - is going to get an additional name: "City of Lordi"!
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