Background Information
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Flag of Finland Finland
Year 2006
Song "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
Position 1st (Semi-final)
1st (Final)
Points 292 (Semi-final)
292 (Final)

Lordi is a Finnish Hard rock band formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume-designer, Mr. Lordi. The band is known for wearing monster masks and using pyrotechnics during concerts. They rose to domestic success with their 2002 single, "Would You Love a Monsterman?".

They made history in 2006 by winning the Eurovision Song Contest with a then record 292 points, becoming the first-ever Finnish performer to win as well as the first-ever rock act to do so. They had also won the semi-final with the same amount of points.

Mr. Lordi returned to the Contest six years later to present the votes from the Finnish jury.