Finnish Heavy Metal Act TERSBETONI Hoping To Repeat LORDI's EUROVISION Success

May 20, 2008

According to the Helsingin Sanomat, this year's Finnish Eurovision Song Contest representative, a heavy metal act called TERSBETONI, will appear in the first semi-final tonight (Tuesday, May 20) in Belgrade, Serbia to compete for a place in the Saturday final.

TERSBETONI vocalist Jarkko Ahola is hoping to win the votes of the European metal fans, a group which is traditionally faithful to its own, especially as there really is not any competition for their favors.

"Many heavy music fans must think that there isn't anything exciting about this competition," Ahola says. "Our number will hopefully prove them wrong, and win us some votes.

"All we have seen so far is the kind of middle-of-the-road Euro-pop that fails to convince," continues Ahola. "Only the British act sounded OK, and I hear Turkey has a slightly heavier song."

The twenty songs which receive the most votes from each of the Tuesday and Thursday semi-finals will make it through to the Saturday final, where they will compete with the winner from last year, Serbia, and the songs from the four largest Eurovision financiers, Great Britain, Spain, France, and Germany.

TERSBETONI rehearsing in Belgrade for Eurovision Song Contest semi-final:

(Thanks: Melica / Night Elves)

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).