Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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Eurovision Song Contest 2002
Country  Austria
National selection
Selection process Song.Null.Zwei
Selection date(s) 1 March 2002
Selected entrant Manuel Ortega
Selected song "Say A Word"
Finals performance
Final result 18th, 26 points
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2000 2002 2003►

Austria selected its entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia by holding a national final, the first time since 1994 that a national final was held. Song.Null.Zwei (English: Song '02) contained 10 participants competing to sing for Austria.

The winner of the contest was Manuel Ortega with the song "Say A Word", and subsequently went on to represent Austria in Tallinn.


The contest was held on 1 March 2002 at the ORF TV Studios in Vienna, hosted by Andi Knoll. The winner was chosen by a mixture of televoting, SMS voting and an internet jury of 2002 people.

Draw Song Singer Place Points
1 "On A Day In June" The Shepherds 8 0
2 "Das schönste Ding der Welt" Stermann & Grissemann 2 9
3 "Love Can Change Your Heart" Ela 6 3
4 "Supadupa" Hartmann 8 0
5 "SMS4Love" Hevenless7 7 1
6 "Bluama in da Scherba" Bluatschink 3 8
7 "Say A Word" Manuel Ortega 1 10
8 "Won't Forget Tonight" Loud9 3 8
9 "Güle güle" Kubilay Bas 8 0
10 "Be Somebody, Be Someone" Anik Kadinski 5 6

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the contest, Ortega sang 3rd, following the United Kingdom and preceding Greece. At the close of the voting, his song had received 26 points, placing 18th in a field of 24.

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