Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002

Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia, after being relegated from the 2001 contest.

Eurovision Song Contest 2002
Country Finland
National selection
Selection processEuroviisut 2002
Selection date(s)26 January 2002
Selected entrantLaura Voutilainen
Selected song"Addicted to You"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result20th, 24 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Euroviisut 2002Edit

Euroviisut 2002 was the national final that selects Finland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. The competition took place on 26 January 2002, held at the Kaleva Centre in Tampere and hosted by Maria Guzenina and Simo Frangén.

Competing entriesEdit

467 submissions were received by Yle during a submission period. A panel of experts appointed by Yle shortlisted twenty-five entries from the received submissions, and an international jury panel ultimately selected twelve entries for the competition from the shortlist. The international jury panel consisted of Maria Guzenina, Tobias Larsson, Jørgen de Mylius, Marko Reikop and Niamh White.[1]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Aika "Stay" Maki Kolehmainen, Alex Ojasti, Tracy Lipp
Geir Rönning "I Don't Wanna Throw It All Away" Maki Kolehmainen, Tracy Lipp
Johanna "Who Cares About a Broken Heart" Thomas G:son
Jussi Saxlin "The Closest Thing to Heaven" Toni Nygård
Laura Voutilainen "Addicted to You" Maki Kolehmainen, Janina Frostell, Tracy Lipp
Marky "Goodbye, Hello" Lars Diedricson, Marcos Ubeda
Ressu Redford "Say You Will, Say You Won't" Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson
Saana "My Special One" Sari Matala
Sheidi "Make the Rain" Jussi-Pekka Järvinen
Stiina Jean "If I Do" Risto Asikainen
Susann "Welcome the World" Thomas Heinonen, Nestor Geli, Susie Päivärinta
Taina Kokkonen "Silenzio" Pertti Haverinen, Kalevi Puonti, Tiina Pajula

FinalEdit

The final took place on 26 January 2002 where twelve entries competed. The winner was selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, the top six entries were selected to proceed to the second round based on the votes of six regional juries. Each jury group distributed their points as follows: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 points. In the second round, "Addicted to You" performed by Laura Voutilainen was selected as the winner based on the results from the public vote.[2]

First Round – 26 January 2002
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Aika "Stay" 30 2
2 Jussi Saxlin "The Closest Thing to Heaven" 0 12
3 Johanna "Who Cares About a Broken Heart" 23 5
4 Sheidi "Make the Rain" 16 6
5 Geir Rönning "I Don't Wanna Throw It All Away" 28 3
6 Laura Voutilainen "Addicted to You" 46 1
7 Saana "My Special One" 4 9
8 Marky "Goodbye, Hello" 6 7
9 Taina Kokkonen "Silenzio" 1 11
10 Stiina Jean "If I Do" 3 10
11 Susann "Welcome the World" 6 7
12 Ressu Redford "Say You Will, Say You Won't" 23 4
Detailed Regional Jury Votes
Draw Song Oulu Vaasa Jyväskylä Lappeenranta Turku Helsinki Total
1 "Stay" 6 6 8 2 8 30
2 "The Closest Thing to Heaven" 0
3 "Who Cares About a Broken Heart" 1 10 6 6 23
4 "Make the Rain" 8 1 1 6 16
5 "I Don't Wanna Throw It All Away" 2 4 8 10 4 28
6 "Addicted to You" 8 10 10 8 10 46
7 "My Special One" 4 4
8 "Goodbye, Hello" 2 2 2 6
9 "Silenzio" 1 1
10 "If I Do" 1 2 3
11 "Welcome the World" 6 6
12 "Say You Will, Say You Won't" 10 4 4 4 1 23
Second Round – 26 January 2002
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Aika "Stay" 39,690 2
2 Johanna "Who Cares About a Broken Heart" 15,836 5
3 Sheidi "Make the Rain" 8,356 6
4 Geir Rönning "I Don't Wanna Throw It All Away" 36,183 3
5 Laura Voutilainen "Addicted to You" 70,580 1
6 Ressu Redford "Say You Will, Say You Won't" 22,440 4

At EurovisionEdit

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Voutilainen sang 13th, following Sweden and preceding Denmark. At the close of the voting it had received 24 points, placing 20th in a field of twenty four, and relegating Finland from the 2003 contest - the fifth and the last time the country had been relegated.[3]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bakker, Sietse. "Finnish songs published by YLE". Esctoday.
  2. ^ "Euroviisut 2002". 4lyrics.
  3. ^ "Final of Tallinn 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 8 April 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Tallinn 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 8 April 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.

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