They did it! Lordi won the Eurovision song contest, with the highest score ever. Euphoria.

I have received tens of text messages and e-mails from Finns and foreigners. All but one congratulatory and complimentary. Fun.

The Senate square in Helsinki will be packed with thousands of fans on the next Friday. Expect a major party.

Last time around the Finnish EU Presidency started with Martti Ahtisaari negotiationg peace in the Balkans. This time around we kick of with Lordi. Not bad.