To clear up confusion over the role of the ten songs in the BBC Radio 2 competition Sold on song, BBC's Dominic Smith issued a statement about the song search. The corporation is keen to stress that the ten songs do not compile the definitive line-up for the Making your mind up show, and are part of a public contest to select a single entry to proceed to the national final.
“These ten songs have been submitted via Radio Two's “Sold On Song” competition (over 800 entries by the way) and the winner may be considered as one of the entries for the third annual Making Your Mind Up show”, Dominic verifies.
“The BBC has encouraged amateur songwriters to get involved with our Eurovision effort for many years, and until recently they were the only songs we considered. In recent years however, as is the
industry norm, we have sourced most of our songs from professional song-writers; something we are doing again in 2006.
Until we announce our singers and songs I'd advise the loyal UK Eurovision fan base to
keep an open mind and wait, just a little bit longer, until the fat lady sings (that's not a clue by the way !).”
The UK final is scheduled for early March at the BBC studios in London.