Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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Eurovision Song Contest 2002
Country  Spain
National selection
Selection process Operación Triunfo
Selection date(s) 18 March 2002
Selected entrant Rosa
Selected song "Europe's Living a Celebration"
Finals performance
Final result 7th, 81 points
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with an entry selected through the first series of the reality-show Operación Triunfo, hosted from Barcelona by Carlos Lozano. Rosa with the song "Europe's Living a Celebration", composed by Toni and Xasqui Ten, was chosen through televoting by the Spanish public.

Rosa placed 7th with 81 points at Eurovision, where her backing singers where her fellow contestants from Operación Triunfo David Bisbal, David Bustamante, Chenoa, Gisela (who would represent Andorra in 2008) and Geno.[1]

Operación Triunfo (first series)[edit]

After the regular final of Operación Triunfo (where Rosa was declared the overall winner), the top three contestants - Rosa herself, David Bisbal, and David Bustamante - qualified for the Eurovision phase of the contest, which consisted of a semi-final and a final. Three songs were assigned to each contestant among those submitted to national broadcaster TVE, making a total of nine songs.[2] In the semi-final, a jury eliminated one of the songs assigned to each artist, and then a finalist song was chosen for each contestant though televoting. The three songs that participated in the final were "La magia del corazón" by David Bustamante, "Corazón Latino" by David Bisbal, and "Europe's Living a Celebration" by Rosa.[3]

Result of national final[edit]

At the close of voting, Rosa received the highest number of votes and was proclaimed the winner and entrant for Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002.

Draw Song Translation Singer Points Place
1 "La magia del corazón" The magic from the heart David Bustamante 17.3% 3rd
2 "Corazón Latino" Latin heart David Bisbal 32.8% 2nd
3 "Europe's Living a Celebration" - Rosa 49.9% 1st

At Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision, Rosa performed 5th. At the close of the voting she had received 81 points, placing 7th of 24.

Points Awarded by Spain[4][edit]

12 points  Latvia
10 points  Malta
8 points  France
7 points  Slovenia
6 points  Cyprus
5 points  Romania
4 points  Turkey
3 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 points  Germany
1 point  Belgium

Points Awarded to Spain[edit]

Points Awarded to Spain
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point


See also[edit]