Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002
|Eurovision Song Contest 2002|
|Selection process||National Final
50% Judging panel
|Selection date(s)||February 26, 2002|
|Selected entrant||Michalis Rakintzis|
|Final result||17th, 27 points|
|Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Greece and Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) chose to host a National Selection with the winner being chosen via 50% televoting and 50% "expert" jury. Michalis Rakintzis was chosen with "S.A.G.A.P.O."
The National Final took place on February 26, 2002 at REX music hall in Athens and the host of the show was Dafni Bokota. At the start of the National Final, there were 10 songs competing. Each of the songs was performed and the "expert" jury chose the best five. The five songs were chosen were then performed for a second time where the winner was chosen via televoting (50%) and a second vote by the "expert" jury (50%).
Ten songs performed in the first round. The top five songs were chosen by an "expert jury" and were performed again.
By order performed:
|1||Kostas Bigalis & Mirella Fragkopoulou||"Let Me Be The One"|
|2||Veronika||"Tu non c'eri qui"|
|3||Yiannis Kokkinos, Flora Theodorou, Ermioni Komninou & Tolis Kokkinos||"Pension - sweet home"|
|4||Christos Giannopoulos||"I Proti Fthinoporini Vrohi"|
|5||Maria-Louiza & Not 4 Sale||"2 Be Together"|
|6||Peggy Zina||"Love Is A Wonderful Thing"|
|7||Elina Konstantopoulou & Marion Georgiou||"Beautiful life"|
|9||Katerina Topazi||"Miazi na'ne cinema/Y tu cruel"|
The five best songs were performed for a second time where the winner was chosen via televoting (50%) and by the expert judging panel (50%).
By order performed:
|1||Kostas Bigalis & Mirella Fragkopoulou||"Let Me Be the One"||4th (12,736)||4th||4th|
|2||Maria-Louiza & Not 4 Sale||"2 Be Together"||3rd (12,936)||2nd||2nd (tie)|
|3||Peggy Zina||"Love Is A Wonderful Thing"||2nd (25,517)||3rd||2nd (tie)|
|4||Michalis Rakintzis||"S.A.G.A.P.O."||1st (33,356)||1st||1st|
Rakintzis performed 3rd in the running order at the Eurovision 2002 final. He was accompanied on stage with four male singers/dancers all dressed in plastic robot type suits. The song finished 17th out of 24 with 27 points, tied as the worst placing for Greece in the 2000s.