The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) continued to use a national final, A Song for Europe, to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, continuing with the format of a radio semi-final with eight songs, with the top four songs, selected by televoting, progressing to the televised final.
The semi-final of A Song for Europe 2002 was held on 1 February 2002 on BBC Radio 2, hosted by Terry Wogan and Ken Bruce. Although Zee initially qualified for the final with the song "Never In A Million Years", she was subsequently disqualified because it was released that the song was previously released in Hungary in 2001. Therefore Surf 'n' Turf, who came 5th in the semi-final with their song "I Give In", replaced her in the final.
A Song for Europe 2002 - Semi-final - 1 February 2002
Garlick performed "Come Back" for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia. She performed second in the running order on the night of the contest, following Cyprus and preceding Austria. She received 111 points at the close of the voting, coming joint 3rd place with host country Estonia. This was the best result for the UK since 1998 and the best result for the UK in the 2000s.