The contest was held at the Garage Music in Bellinzona on 2 February, hosted by Milena Martelli.. Eight songs competed, with the winner decided through two rounds of telkevoting, the first to select the top three, with the second selecting the winner.
From the first round of eight songs, three songs would qualify for the final vote. The three qualifying songs were "Dans le jardin de mon âme" ("In the garden of my soul") by Francine Jordi, "Cosa" ("What") by Mary and "Die Engel tanzen um Mitternacht per te" ("The angels dance at midnight for you"). The results of these three songs were not revealed, but the results for the other five songs were revealed.
Jordi sang for Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performing 12th in the running order, following Israel and preceding Sweden. She received 15 points at the close of the voting, 5 points from Austria, 3 points from France and Romania, 2 points from Germany and 1 point from Slovenia and Latvia, placing 22nd in a field of 24 and relegating Switzerland from the 2003 contest.