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In 2002, the eight songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest competed in a semi-final round on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 1st February 2002, having been previewed on Wake Up to Wogan and The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 between Monday 28th January 2002 and Thursday 31st January 2002.

Following a phone vote, the top four songs went forward to the A Song For Europe final on Sunday 3rd March 2002.

Transmission Date:
(Final)
Sunday 3rd March 2002
Channel:BBC One
Time:16.35-17.15

Presenters:

Claire Sweeney
Christopher Price

Voting:

Public phone vote

Winning Song:

Come Back
Jessica Garlick

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Scoreboard

Semi-Final RoundNo detailed voting information is available; the names of the four qualifying songs only were revealed
  • The scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop and laptop devices

SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MemoersResult
1LovestruckBen Copland, Yvonne John Lewis, Nicky Cooke & Phil DaneHoney Trap-Eliminated
2Never In A Million YearsMark Jiggens & Zee AshaZee (Asha)-Qualified (see footnote)
3When You're AroundBen Copland & Martin BushellPaula O'Neill-Eliminated
4Fade AwayStuart Hanna & Alistair GriffinPulseUnknownEliminated
5I Give InJonathan Maitland, Jackie Collins & Peter MaitlandSurf''n TurfJackie Collins, Jonathan Maitland, Matt Allwright and Pete CuthbertQualified
6Every Step Of The WayGraham Kearns & Howard NewLevel BestUnknownEliminated (but see footnote)
7D J RomeoBea Eden, Simon Stirling & James GordonTricia Penrose-Qualified
8Come BackMartyn BaylayJessica Garlick-Qualified
  • Never In A Million Years was subsequently disqualified and replaced in the final by the 5th placed song - Every Step Of The Way

FinalOnly the voting details for the top three songs are known
  • The scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop and laptop devices

SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MemoersVotesPosition
1Every Step Of The WayGraham Kearns & Howard NewLevel BestUnknown8,9273
2D J RomeoBea Eden, Simon Stirling & James GordonTricia Penrose-28,6212
3I Give InJonathan Maitland, Jackie Collins & Peter MaitlandSurf''n TurfJackie Collins, Jonathan Maitland, Matt Allwright and Pete CuthbertUnknown4
4Come BackMartyn BaylayJessica Garlick-67,9981

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  • Come Back reached No. 13 in the UK charts.
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Jessica Garlick at The Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 2002

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday 25th May 2002, Come Back finished in equal 3rd place with 111 points.

Terry Wogan provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Ken Bruce provided the commentary for BBC Radio 2.

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To read an exclusive interview with Jonathan Maitland of Surf'n'Turf go to the Interviews section.