Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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Eurovision Song Contest 2002
'"A Modern Fairytale"'
Eurovision Song Contest 2002.svg
Dates
Final 25 May 2002
Host
Venue Saku Suurhall
Tallinn, Estonia
Presenter(s) Annely Peebo,
Marko Matvere
Director Marius Bratten
Executive supervisor Christine Marchal-Ortiz
Host broadcaster Eesti Televisioon (ETV)
Opening act "Everybody" performed by Tanel Padar & Dave Benton
Interval act (During the song presentation): "A Little Story in the Music" performed by Annely Peebo & Marko Matvere

(During the voting procedure): Dance performance directed and choreographed by Teet Kask.[1]

Participants
Number of entries 24
Debuting countries None
Returning countries  Austria
 Belgium
 Cyprus
 Finland
 Macedonia
 Romania
  Switzerland
Withdrawing countries  Iceland
 Ireland
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 1-8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite countries
Nul points None
Winning song  Latvia
"I Wanna"
Eurovision Song Contest
◄2001 2002 2003►

The Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Tallinn, Estonia, following Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL's win at the 2001 contest in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Everybody".

There had been worries early in the proceedings whether Estonian broadcaster ETV would be able to fund the contest; however, worries were put to rest when a combination of fundraising activities and the Estonian Government enabled them to host the event. For the first time, a slogan (or theme) was implemented. This year's theme was called 'A Modern Fairytale', which was evident in the postcards aired between the songs, which showed classic fairytales ending in modern Estonian situations.[2][3]

The final took place on the 25 May 2002 at the Saku Suurhall. Opening the show were the reigning champions; Tanel Padar and Dave Benton, performing a shorter reprise of their winning entry. The hosts for the evening, Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere, gave a performance of "A Little Story in the Music", composed by Raimond Valgre and arranged especially for the event, during the commercial break between the songs from Sweden and Finland.[3]

The contest was won by Latvia, represented by Marie N with the song "I Wanna", which scored a total of 176 points, beating the runner-up Malta by a tight margin of 12 points. The United Kingdom and host country Estonia shared 3rd place with 111 points each, while France finished in 5th place with 104 points.

Despite being one of the favourites to win the contest, Denmark finished last with just 7 points and had to sit out of the following year's contest.

Location[edit]

For more details on the host city, see Tallinn.
Saku Suurhall, Tallinn - host venue of the 2002 contest.

Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is situated on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, 80 km (50 mi) south of Helsinki in Finland, east of Stockholm in Sweden, and west of Saint Petersburg in Russia. Founded in 1248 but the earliest human settlements date back to 3000 years BC, making it one of the oldest capital cities of Northern Europe. Due to its important strategic location the city soon became a major trade hub, especially between the 14th to 16th century when it grew to be a key center of commerce within the Hanseatic League. Tallinn's Old Town is one of the best preserved and intact medieval cities in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[4] The Saku Suurhall was chosen as the venue for the contest. It is the largest arena in Estonia, built in 2001 and holds up to 10,000 people. It is named after the Estonian brewery and soft drink company Saku.

Participating countries[edit]

A total of 24 countries competed in the 2002 Contest, which included the top 17 countries from the previous years contest, alongside the seven returning countries which had been relegated from competing in the 2001 Contest. These countries replaced the bottom 6 countries from the 2001 contest, which were relegated from taking part in this year's Contest.

The total participants had originally been 22, but when the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) increased their participation number for the Contest to 24 this granted Israel and Portugal the opportunity to enter. Portugal declined to enter the Contest due to internal problems in the Portuguese broadcaster RTP. This allowed Latvia (who went on to win the Contest) to enter.[3][5]

Controversy erupted during the competition over remarks by commentators on Swedish and Belgian TV, both of whom told the audience not to vote for the Israeli entry "Ligtht a candle" by Sarit Hadad. The song received zero points from the Swedish audience but earned two from the Belgians, finishing 12th overall.[6]

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Constantinos Christoforou (part of One)  Cyprus 1996
Monica Anghel  Romania 1996 (Pre-qualifying round)

Results[edit]

Draw Country Artist Song Language[7] Place Points
01  Cyprus One "Gimme" English 6 85
02  United Kingdom Jessica Garlick "Come Back" English 3 111
03  Austria Manuel Ortega "Say a Word" English 18 26
04  Greece Michalis Rakintzis "S.A.G.A.P.O." English 17 27
05  Spain Rosa "Europe's Living a Celebration" Spanish, English 7 81
06  Croatia Vesna Pisarović "Everything I Want" English 11 44
07  Russia Prime Minister "Northern Girl" English 10 55
08  Estonia Sahlene "Runaway" English 3 111
09  Macedonia Karolina Gočeva "Od nas zavisi" (Од нас зависи) Macedonian 19 25
10  Israel Sarit Hadad "Light a Candle" Hebrew, English 12 37
11   Switzerland Francine Jordi "Dans le jardin de mon âme" French 22 15
12  Sweden Afro-dite "Never Let It Go" English 8 72
13  Finland Laura "Addicted To You" English 20 24
14  Denmark Malene "Tell Me Who You Are" English 24 7
15  Bosnia and Herzegovina Maja Tatić "Na jastuku za dvoje" (На јастуку за двоје) Serbian, English 13 33
16  Belgium Sergio & The Ladies "Sister" English 13 33
17  France Sandrine François "Il faut du temps" French 5 104
18  Germany Corinna May "I Can't Live Without Music" English 21 17
19  Turkey Buket Bengisu & Group Safir "Leylaklar Soldu Kalbinde" Turkish, English 16 29
20  Malta Ira Losco "7th Wonder" English 2 164
21  Romania Monica Anghel & Marcel Pavel "Tell Me Why" English 9 71
22  Slovenia Sestre "Samo ljubezen" Slovene 13 33
23  Latvia Marie N "I Wanna" English 1 176
24  Lithuania Aivaras "Happy You" English 23 12

Voting structure[edit]

Half of the participating countries organized a televote where the top 10 songs received the points, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12, but Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina used juries, while Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Finland, Malta, Slovenia and Lithuania used a 50-50 mix of both televoting and jury votes.

In the televoting household shall not be permitted to vote more than three times.[8]

This was used as it had become apparent that the public vote favoured songs in the later part of the running order in comparison to the songs nearer to the start - particularly in the preceding 2001 contest. This year saw allegations that the juries in use were guilty of swapping votes between each other(Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Macedonia, Malta and Romania).[9]

Score sheet[edit]

Voting procedure used:
Red: Televote.
Blue: Jury.
Purple: 50/50
Voters
Total Score Cyprus United Kingdom Austria Greece Spain Croatia Russia Estonia Macedonia Israel Switzerland Sweden Finland Denmark Bosnia and Herzegovina Belgium France Germany Turkey Malta Romania Slovenia Latvia Lithuania
Contestants Cyprus 85 3 12 6 10 6 4 1 4 3 12 8 4 8 4
United Kingdom 111 12 7 6 4 5 6 2 8 6 7 6 1 8 2 10 8 5 8
Austria 26 1 1 7 5 12
Greece 27 12 1 8 6
Spain 81 7 2 4 6 6 12 7 6 12 12 7
Croatia 44 6 6 5 5 5 2 3 12
Russia 55 5 2 10 1 3 8 10 10 6
Estonia 111 7 3 5 3 6 2 12 10 8 10 4 4 8 2 2 6 12 7
Macedonia 25 3 4 1 5 12
Israel 37 5 1 5 1 2 10 5 5 3
Switzerland 15 5 3 2 3 1 1
Sweden 72 1 4 1 8 3 7 10 12 1 4 7 4 10
Finland 24 2 5 1 10 3 3
Denmark 7 4 1 1 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 33 7 3 7 3 6 2 3 2
Belgium 33 4 1 7 3 4 2 10 2
France 104 10 3 8 3 7 10 8 12 5 8 10 6 4 3 2 5
Germany 17 1 2 2 1 3 3 4 1
Turkey 29 4 3 8 7 7
Malta 164 10 12 8 6 10 12 5 7 10 10 4 4 2 12 4 7 6 10 5 10 7 3
Romania 71 8 8 5 12 12 8 4 1 7 6
Slovenia 33 6 2 7 8 2 2 1 5
Latvia 176 4 8 10 10 12 2 10 12 7 12 8 5 6 7 5 8 8 12 6 7 5 12
Lithuania 12 4 2 6

12 points[edit]

Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation
5 Latvia Estonia, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Spain
3 Malta Croatia, Denmark, United Kingdom
Spain Belgium, France, Switzerland
2 Cyprus Greece, Malta
Estonia Latvia, Sweden
Romania Macedonia, Russia
1 Austria Turkey
Croatia Slovenia
France Finland
Macedonia Romania
Greece Cyprus
Sweden Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Kingdom Austria

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

For the first time, the Marcel Bezençon Awards were handed out to the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon.[10] The awards are divided into 3 categories; Press Award; Artistic Award; and Fan Award.[11]

Laura Voutilainen, Winner of Fan Award
Category Country Song Performer(s) Final result Points
Artists Award  Sweden "Never Let It Go" Afro-dite 8th 72
Fan Award
(voted by members of OGAE)
 Finland "Addicted to You" Laura Voutilainen 20th 24
Press Award  France "Il faut du temps" Sandrine François 5th 104

International broadcasting[edit]

As had been the case every year since the mid-1980s, the contest was broadcast in Australia on SBS-TV with the BBC commentary. Within a few years, the contest would grow to be so popular in Australia, it would warrant SBS sending its own commentators.

Other involved countries[edit]

 Serbia and Montenegro
After the breakup of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia last participated in 1992. Radio Television of Serbia broadcast the show. Originally, first time as Serbia and Montenegro had planned debuts, but the EBU's late changes to the relegation procedure meant that they could not compete. They made their debut in 2004

Commentators[edit]

Spokespersons[edit]

Official album[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest: Tallinn 2002
ESC 2002 album cover.jpg
Compilation album by Eurovision Song Contest
Released 18 May 2002
Genre Pop
Length 73:07
Label Ariola
Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Eurovision Song Contest: Copenhagen 2001
(2001)
Eurovision Song Contest: Tallinn 2002
(2002)
Eurovision Song Contest: Riga 2003
(2003)
Alternative cover
An alternative cover showing the title as Eurovision Song Contest: Estonia 2002.

Eurovision Song Contest: Tallinn 2002 (also known as Eurovision Song Contest: Estonia 2002) was the official compilation album of the 2002 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by Ariola Records on 18 May 2002. The album featured all 24 songs that entered in the 2002 contest.[40]

Track listing
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Gimme" (Cyprus) One 3:04
2. "Come Back" (United Kingdom) Jessica Garlick 2:56
3. "Say A Word" (Austria) Manuel Ortega 3:00
4. "S.A.G.A.P.O." (Greece) Michalis Rakintzis 3:05
5. "Europe's Living a Celebration" (Spain) Rosa 2:53
6. "Everything I Want" (Croatia) Vesna Pisarović 3:07
7. "Northern Girl" (Russia) Prime Minister 3:00
8. "Runaway" (Estonia) Sahlene 2:52
9. "Od nas zavisi" (Macedonia) Karolina Gočeva 3:02
10. "Nadlik Beyakhad Ner (Light a Candle)" (Israel) Sarit Hadad 3:24
11. "Dans le jardin de mon âme" (Switzerland) Francine Jordi 3:05
12. "Never Let It Go" (Sweden) Afro-dite 3:03
13. "Addicted To You" (Finland) Laura Voutilainen 3:05
14. "Tell Me Who You Are" (Denmark) Malene 3:02
15. "Na jastuku za dvoje" (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Maja Tatić 3:02
16. "Sister" (Belgium) Sergio & The Ladies 2:45
17. "Il faut du temps (je me battrai pour ça)" (France) Sandrine François 3:58
18. "I Can't Live Without Music" (Germany) Corinna May 3:04
19. "Leylaklar Soldu Kalbinde" (Turkey) Buket Bengisu & Group Safir 2:52
20. "7th Wonder" (Malta) Ira Losco 3:01
21. "Tell Me Why" (Romania) Monica Anghel & Marcel Pavel 2:50
22. "Samo ljubezen" (Slovenia) Sestre 3:03
23. "I Wanna" (Latvia) Marie N 3:00
24. "Happy You" (Lithuania) Aivaras 2:55
Total length:
73:07

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