"He doesnt say anything about Anette on x3m interview but on YLE Areena:
Lauri:This song or actually the melody has been made already 12 years ago, originally it was a parody of boy bands with different and cheesy kind of lyrics. Which we made after drinking homemade wine. We were just joking around. Then it developed in to a serious song. With strings and everything.
So I called Anette, actually I called Tuomas first and asked for "Anettes hand" meaning Tuoma's permission if I could ask her to collaborate with us, and Tuomas said sure go ahead call her, she's your fan. Then I called her and she said great! Of course I will. "Couple of years ago before I joined Nightwish I sang your songs on karaoke." And so the song turned out great, we made a video for it and now its finished. Then he talks about the reasons why the song didnt fit to their black roses album.
And continues: ... 5 years ago I actually I asked Tarja to join us but she didnt want to. I dont know what was the problem but I guess she was busy. But its funny, like soon as the new singer joined I could ask again, nothing but Nightwish is good enough for us.. (joke)"
Thank you Karoliina!