DR HOSTS SPECIAL SHOW WITH LORDI
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Not long ago Danmarks Radio has launched a Eurovision warm up programme. Popular TV host Sisse Sejr-Nørgaard is visiting Europe in order to meet Eurovision big names in their homelands and understand every pieces of the Eurovision family jigsaw. After a visit to Ukraine to meet the well-remembered Verka Serduchka, Sisse went to Finnish Lapland to visit Mr Lordi winner of the 2006 contest.
Surrounded by a huge toy collection, the Danish lady could chat with the Finnish monster, who still considers his band as the prettiest in the world. When ask about the huge popularity of hard-rock music in Santa’s land, Mr Lordi explains this with the Finnish way of thinking, that is to say low self-esteem and a strong will to hide emotions.
When touring the country, Sisse could meet many Finns and actually realize that the monster was quite right.
Finnish people are not particularly proud of anything and rather reluctant at sharing their feelings. But why such a low self-esteem? The answer could be in the difficulty of Finland to define itself… Scandinavian? Post-soviet? Western? Eastern? That’s a tough question, and even Mr Lordi could not answer it.
This sociological-entertainment programme ends up with a touch of humour from the Finnish star, calling Sisse “a Lego-sized Danish blonde”.