Finland: 24 song titles announced

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Finnish broadcaster YLE has announced the titles and songwriters of the 24 songs that will participate in the Finnish preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. There is no news about the performers yet, their names will be announced on 1st December.

In total, 24 songs will compete in the Finnish national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. These are the 16 songs that have been selected out of 503 songs in an open competition:

1. Deck of cards
music: Harri Kentala, Janne Hyöty | lyrics: Harri Kentala
2. Du ger kärleken ett svar
music and lyrics: Niklas Rosström, Geir Rönning
3. Everything but still nothing
music and lyrics: Patrick Linman, Mats Persson
4. Forever and a day
music and lyrics: Hanna-Riikka Siitonen
5. I can�t believe
music: Patrick Linman, Ola Larsson | lyrics: Patrick Linman
6. I need somebody (like you)
music: Maki Kolehmainen | lyrics: Erik Nyholm, Johan Westmar
7. Joo joo
music and lyrics: Toni Nygård
8. Just one kiss
music and lyrics: Fanny Bjurström, Janne Hyöty, Mats Tärnfors
9. Kiss me
music: Jens Smedman, Janne Hyöty | lyrics: Jens Smedman
10. Kissed by a fool
music and lyrics: Jens Smedman, Patrick Linman
11. Miss one-night good-time
music: Nalle Ahlstedt | lyrics: Nalle Ahlstedt, Michael Ringström Nielsen
12. Mitä vaan
music: Toni Nygård | lyrics: Toni Nygård, Tommi Läntinen, Heikki Salo
13. My life, my love
music and lyrics: Jukka Karppinen
14. Unconditional love
music: Ressu Redford, Theodora Holm | lyrics: Niko Toiskallio, Ressu Redford
15. Why
music: Mika Toivanen | lyrics: Steven Stewart
16. Your lasting one
music: Janne Hyöty | lyrics: Jerry Lindqvist

In addition, the Finnish Broadcaster YLE has invited eight composers to submit songs directly to the competition:

17. An actress
music and lyrics: Samuli Laiho
18. Europa Europa
music: Maki Kolehmainen | lyrics: Tracy Lipp, Momo
19. Melody
music and lyrics: Petri Munck
20. One more chance
music and lyrics: Sipe Santapukki
21. The stars are on our side
music and lyrics: Mikko Tamminen, Arttu Peljo
22. This is the song
music: Esa Nieminen | lyrics: Jari Salonen
23. Whole Wide World
music: Kristian Maukonen, Milla Alftan | lyrics: Cheka Kalupala, Sengi Lukangu, Kristian Maukonen
24. You�re a star
music: Mika Toivanen | lyrics: Steven Stewart

YLE will organise 4 semi finals (14th January, 21st January, 4th February and 11th February). Six songs will take part in each semi final. TV-viewers and radio listeners will vote 3 of them to the final by televoting and SMS voting. The Finnish Eurovision final will take place in the Tampere Hall on 19th February 2005.

The 2002 Finnish representative Laura Voutilainen (Addicted to you) will be guest star in each of the semi finals as well as in the grand final. Also Frederik (Finnish national final 1981 with Titanic) and disco show group Boney N will appear every week.

Tickets for the Finnish national selections can be ordered here.

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