Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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Eurovision Song Contest 2002
"A Modern Fairytale"
Eurovision Song Contest 2002.svg
Dates
Final date 25 May 2002
Host
Venue Saku Suurhall
Tallinn, Estonia
Presenter(s) Annely Peebo,
Marko Matvere
Director Marius Bratten
Executive supervisor Christine Marchal-Ortiz
Host broadcaster Eesti Televisioon (ETV)
Opening act Tanel Padar & Dave Benton performing "Everybody"
Interval act Dance performance directed and choreographed by Teet Kask (during voting).[1] Annely Peebo & Marko Matvere performing "A Little Story in the Music"
Participants
Number of entries 24
Debuting countries None
Returning countries  Austria
 Belgium
 Cyprus
 Finland
 Macedonia
 Romania
 Switzerland
Withdrawing countries  Iceland
 Ireland
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 1-8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite countries
Nul points None
Winning song  Latvia
"I Wanna"
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place on 25 May 2002 at the Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn, Estonia.

The contest was won by Latvia's Marie N and her song "I Wanna", which won by a tight margin over Malta's Ira Losco. Third place went to both the United Kingdom and host country Estonia, with France completing the Top 5.

Overview[edit]

There had been worries about whether Estonian broadcaster ETV would be able to fund the event; however, worries were put to rest when a combination of fundraising activities and the Estonian Government enabled them to host the event. The theme implemented for this year's contest was 'a modern fairytale', which was evident in the postcards aired between the songs, which showed classic fairytales ending with Estonian situations.[2][3]

The show began with 2001 winners Tanel Padar and Dave Benton performing a reprise of their winning entry "Everybody". The hosts for the evening, Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere, gave a performance of "A Little Story in the Music", composed by Raimond Valgre and arranged especially for the event, during the commercial break between the songs from Sweden and Finland.[3]

A total of 24 countries competed in the 2002 Contest, which included the top 17 countries from the previous years contest, alongside the seven returning countries which had been relegated from competing in the 2001 Contest. These countries replaced the bottom 6 countries from the 2001 contest, which were relegated from taking part in this year's Contest.

The total participants had originally been 22, but when the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) increased their participation number for the Contest to 24 this granted Israel and Portugal the opportunity to enter. Portugal declined to enter the Contest due to internal problems in the Portuguese broadcaster RTP. This allowed Latvia (who went on to win the Contest) to enter.[3][4]

Controversy erupted during the competition over remarks by commentators on Swedish and Belgian TV, both of whom told the audience not to vote for the Israeli singer Sarit Hadad. Hadad received zero points from the Swedish audience but earned two from the Belgians, finishing 12th overall.[5]

Participating countries[edit]

Results[edit]

Draw Country Language[6] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Cyprus English One "Gimme" - 6 85
02  United Kingdom English Jessica Garlick "Come Back" - 3 111
03  Austria English Manuel Ortega "Say A Word" - 18 26
04  Greece English Michalis Rakintzis "S.A.G.A.P.O." I love you 17 27
05  Spain Spanish, English Rosa "Europe's Living a Celebration" - 7 81
06  Croatia English Vesna Pisarović "Everything I Want" - 11 44
07  Russia English Prime Minister "Northern Girl" - 10 55
08  Estonia English Sahlene "Runaway" - 3 111
09  Macedonia Macedonian Karolina Gočeva "Od nas zavisi" (Од нас зависи) It depends on us 19 25
10  Israel Hebrew, English Sarit Hadad "Nadlik Beyakhad Ner (Light a Candle)"
(נדליק ביחד נר)
- 12 37
11  Switzerland French Francine Jordi "Dans le jardin de mon âme" In the garden of my soul 22 15
12  Sweden English Afro-dite "Never Let It Go" - 8 72
13  Finland English Laura Voutilainen "Addicted To You" - 20 24
14  Denmark English Malene "Tell Me Who You Are" - 24 7
15  Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbian, English[7] Maja Tatić "Na jastuku za dvoje" (На јастуку за двоје) On a pillow for two 13[8] 33
16  Belgium English Sergio & The Ladies "Sister" - 13 33
17  France French Sandrine François "Il faut du temps (je me battrai pour ça)" It takes time 5 104
18  Germany English Corinna May "I Can't Live Without Music" - 21 17
19  Turkey Turkish, English Buket Bengisu
& Group Safir
"Leylaklar Soldu Kalbinde" Lilacs faded in your heart 16 29
20  Malta English Ira Losco "7th Wonder" - 2 164
21  Romania English Monica Anghel
& Marcel Pavel
"Tell Me Why" - 9 71
22  Slovenia Slovene Sestre "Samo ljubezen" Only love 13[8] 33
23  Latvia English Marie N "I Wanna" - 1 176
24  Lithuania English Aivaras "Happy You" - 23 12

Voting structure[edit]

Half of the participating countries organized a televote where the top 10 songs received the points, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12, but Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina used juries, while Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Finland, Malta, Slovenia and Lithuania used a 50-50 mix of both televoting and jury votes.

In the televoting household shall not be permitted to vote more than three times.[9]

This was used as it had become apparent that the public vote favoured songs in the later part of the running order in comparison to the songs nearer to the start - particularly in the preceding 2001 contest. This year saw allegations that the juries in use were guilty of swapping votes between each other(Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta and Romania).[10]

Score sheet[edit]

Voting procedure used:
Red: Televote.
Blue: Jury.
Purple: 50/50
Voters
Total Score Cyprus United Kingdom Austria Greece Spain Croatia Russia Estonia Macedonia Israel Switzerland Sweden Finland Denmark Bosnia and Herzegovina Belgium France Germany Turkey Malta Romania Slovenia Latvia Lithuania
Contestants Cyprus 85 3 12 6 10 6 4 1 4 3 12 8 4 8 4
United Kingdom 111 12 7 6 4 5 6 2 8 6 7 6 1 8 2 10 8 5 8
Austria 26 1 1 7 5 12
Greece 27 12 1 8 6
Spain 81 7 2 4 6 6 12 7 6 12 12 7
Croatia 44 6 6 5 5 5 2 3 12
Russia 55 5 2 10 1 3 8 10 10 6
Estonia 111 7 3 5 3 6 2 12 10 8 10 4 4 8 2 2 6 12 7
Macedonia 25 3 4 1 5 12
Israel 37 5 1 5 1 2 10 5 5 3
Switzerland 15 5 3 2 3 1 1
Sweden 72 1 4 1 8 3 7 10 12 1 4 7 4 10
Finland 24 2 5 1 10 3 3
Denmark 7 4 1 1 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 33 7 3 7 3 6 2 3 2
Belgium 33 4 1 7 3 4 2 10 2
France 104 10 3 8 3 7 10 8 12 5 8 10 6 4 3 2 5
Germany 17 1 2 2 1 3 3 4 1
Turkey 29 4 3 8 7 7
Malta 164 10 12 8 6 10 12 5 7 10 10 4 4 2 12 4 7 6 10 5 10 7 3
Romania 71 8 8 5 12 12 8 4 1 7 6
Slovenia 33 6 2 7 8 2 2 1 5
Latvia 176 4 8 10 10 12 2 10 12 7 12 8 5 6 7 5 8 8 12 6 7 5 12
Lithuania 12 4 2 6

12 points[edit]

Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation
5 Latvia Estonia, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Spain
3 Malta Croatia, Denmark, United Kingdom
Spain Belgium, France, Switzerland
2 Cyprus Greece, Malta
Estonia Latvia, Sweden
Romania Macedonia, Russia
1 Austria Turkey
Croatia Slovenia
France Finland
Macedonia Romania
Greece Cyprus
Sweden Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Kingdom Austria

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia honoring the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon.[11] The awards are divided into 3 categories; Press Award; Artistic Award; and Fan Award.[12]

Laura Voutilainen, Winner of Fan Award
Category Country Song Performer(s) Final result Points
Artists Award  Sweden "Never Let It Go" Afro-dite 8th 72
Fan Award
(voted by members of OGAE)
 Finland "Addicted to You" Laura Voutilainen 20th 24
Press Award  France "Il faut du temps" Sandrine François 5th 104

International broadcasting[edit]

As had been the case every year since the mid-1980s, the contest was broadcast in Australia on SBS-TV with the BBC commentary. Within a few years, the contest would grow to be so popular in Australia, it would warrant SBS sending its own commentators.

Other involved countries[edit]

 Serbia and Montenegro
After the breakup of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia last participated in 1992. Radio Television of Serbia broadcast the show. Originally, first time as Serbia and Montenegro had planned debuts, but the EBU's late changes to the relegation procedure meant that they could not compete. They made their debut in 2004

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Constantinos Christoforou (part of One)  Cyprus 1996
Monica Anghel  Romania 1996 (Pre-qualifying round)

Commentators[edit]

Spokespersons[edit]

Official album[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest: Tallinn 2002
Compilation album by Eurovision Song Contest
Released 18 May 2002
Genre Pop
Length 73:07
Label Ariola
Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Eurovision Song Contest: Copenhagen 2001
(2001)
Eurovision Song Contest: Tallinn 2002
(2002)
Eurovision Song Contest: Riga 2003
(2003)
Alternative cover
An alternative cover showing the title as Eurovision Song Contest: Estonia 2002.

Eurovision Song Contest: Tallinn 2002 (also known as Eurovision Song Contest: Estonia 2002) was the official compilation album of the 2002 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by Ariola Records on 18 May 2002. The album featured all 24 songs that entered in the 2002 contest.[40]

Track listing
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Gimme" (Cyprus) One 3:04
2. "Come Back" (United Kingdom) Jessica Garlick 2:56
3. "Say A Word" (Austria) Manuel Ortega 3:00
4. "S.A.G.A.P.O." (Greece) Michalis Rakintzis 3:05
5. "Europe's Living a Celebration" (Spain) Rosa 2:53
6. "Everything I Want" (Croatia) Vesna Pisarović 3:07
7. "Northern Girl" (Russia) Prime Minister 3:00
8. "Runaway" (Estonia) Sahlene 2:52
9. "Od nas zavisi" (Macedonia) Karolina Gočeva 3:02
10. "Nadlik Beyakhad Ner (Light a Candle)" (Israel) Sarit Hadad 3:24
11. "Dans le jardin de mon âme" (Switzerland) Francine Jordi 3:05
12. "Never Let It Go" (Sweden) Afro-dite 3:03
13. "Addicted To You" (Finland) Laura Voutilainen 3:05
14. "Tell Me Who You Are" (Denmark) Malene 3:02
15. "Na jastuku za dvoje" (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Maja Tatić 3:02
16. "Sister" (Belgium) Sergio & The Ladies 2:45
17. "Il faut du temps (je me battrai pour ça)" (France) Sandrine François 3:58
18. "I Can't Live Without Music" (Germany) Corinna May 3:04
19. "Leylaklar Soldu Kalbinde" (Turkey) Buket Bengisu & Group Safir 2:52
20. "7th Wonder" (Malta) Ira Losco 3:01
21. "Tell Me Why" (Romania) Monica Anghel & Marcel Pavel 2:50
22. "Samo ljubezen" (Slovenia) Sestre 3:03
23. "I Wanna" (Latvia) Marie N 3:00
24. "Happy You" (Lithuania) Aivaras 2:55
Total length:
73:07

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