Geir Rönning is bidding to represent Finland once more in 2006 at the Eurovision Song Contest. Our colleagues of DotEurovision.com wrote that. The singer, who ended in 18th place at the contest this year, also announced his plans on his website.
Rönning, who didn't manage to qualify Finland for this year's final with his song Why?, said: “Niklas Rosström and I wrote a new Eurovision Song Contest song and it is a happy one”, he tells his fans. “And Nigo Nylund made it sound fantastic!”
He sounds a note of caution; “I hear that not everyone (even some people at YLE) wants me to sing this year, and in a way I do understand them. But a good song is a good song and a good singer is?? So anyway, we will try to get the song into the contest next year. With or without me singing, a happy song”.
In 2006, Finnish TV viewers will again see four semi finals, starting on 13th January. Each semifinal will be broadcast from YLE studios in Helsinki. Twelve artists will be taking part, each performing two songs. The artists and songs will be chosen by YLE, working closely with Finnish record companies. The closing date to submit an entry to YLE is 1st December.