Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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Eurovision Song Contest 2002
Country  Greece
National selection
Selection process National Final
50% Tele-Voting
50% Judging panel
Selection date(s) February 26, 2002
Selected entrant Michalis Rakintzis
Selected song "S.A.G.A.P.O."
Finals performance
Final result 17th, 27 points
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
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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."

National final[edit]

The National Final took place on February 26, 2002 at REX music hall in Athens and the host of the show was Dafni Bokota.[1] 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%).

First round[edit]

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]

National Final - February 26, 2002
Draw Singer Song
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"
8 Michalis Rakintzis "S.A.G.A.P.O."
9 Katerina Topazi "Miazi na'ne cinema/Y tu cruel"
10 Motive "Fire"

Final Vote[edit]

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]

National Final - February 26, 2002
Draw Singer Song Televoting (votes) Jury Place
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
5 Motive "Fire" 5th (9,796) 5th 5th

At Eurovision[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ο Μιχάλης Ρακιντζής στη Eurovision!!!" (in Greek). MAD TV. 2002-02-26. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 

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