Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Finland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) Semifinals
14 January
21 January
4 February
11 February
Final
19 February
Selected entrant Geir Rönning
Selected song "Why?"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (18th)
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Finland was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Geir Rönning and the song "Why". Heikki Paasonen and Jaana Pelkonen hosted the four semi finals and the final of the 2005 national finals for Finland. A new record was set when 503 songs were submitted to broadcaster YLE for the 2005 national selection. 476 songs were received in 2002. In addition, YLE invited eight composers to submit songs directly to the competition. Lahti, Jyväskylä, Turku and Imatra were the host towns of the semifinals on January 14, January 21, February 4 and February 11 respectively. The grand final was held at Tampere Hall on February 19, 2005 and the winner was "Why" by Geir Rönning written by Mika Toivanen and Steven Stewart.

Singer-songwriter Geir Rønning was born in Norway but has been living in Finland for about ten years now. His international musical career has lasted for over 15 years of which over the years, he has performed with many internationally known artists and musicians. Geir has performed at music clubs and festivals, in charity concerts as well as on TV and radio shows both in Finland and abroad. Geir released his debut album, “Første gang”, in Norway in 1996. Geir has participated in the national finals of the Eurovision Song Contest both in Finland and in Norway. In the Norwegian finals, Geir’s best achievement was second position in 1996 with the song “Uten dé”.

The spokesperson who revealed Finland's votes for other countries was Finland's 2004 entrant Jari Sillanpää.[1]

National final[edit]

The Finnish National Final was held on February 19, 2005.

Song Singer Televotes Place
1 Deck of cards Kentala 22,403 2nd
2 An actress Elena Mady 20,207 4th
3 Kiss me Jennie 22,276 3rd
4 Why Geir Rönning 30,648 1st
5 Yeah, yeah I'Dees 11,741 6th
6 Everything but still nothing Christian Forss 14,733 5th

At Eurovision[edit]

Finland started in 16 potition after Hungary and before Macedonia. But they failed to qualify they came 18:th with 50 points

Points Awarded by Finland[edit]

Points Awarded to Finland (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.