Eurovision Song Contest 2002
UK Details Page


For all those people who are interested in the Eurovision Song Contest, here are some details about the 2002 contest in the UK. Ireland are not entering in 2002 due to poor score in 2002, so this page only shows the UK entries.

Links to other Pages. More Links at bottom of page.

Here are the 8 finalist for this years Song for Europe Competition, in no order.

  Song Performer
1 Come Back Jessica Garlick
2 D J Romeo Tricia Penrose
3 Every Step Of The Way Level Best
4 Fade Away Pulse
5 I Give In Surf 'n' Turf
6 Lovestruck Honey Trap
7 Never In A Million Years Zee DISQUALIFIED
8 When You're Around Paula O'Neil

The 4 finalist was announced on BBC Radio 2 On Friday 1st February at 11:15am. (In no order)

  Song Performer
1 Come Back Jessica Garlick
2 D J Romeo Tricia Penrose
3 I Give In Surf 'n' Turf
4 Every Step Of The Way Level Best

Song Number 7, "Never In A Million Years" sung by "Zee" was disqualified as it appeared to be released in Hungary eariler. The rules state that you cannot submit a song if it has been previously released. This meant that "Every Step Of The Way" sung by "Level Best" takes their place.

Jessica Garlick appeared on BBC "Star for the Night" and ITV "Pop Idol" (She was in the final 10)
Tricia Penrose appered on ITV "Heartbeat"
One of the writers for "I Give In", Jonathan Maitland is a TV journalist and appeared on BBC and ITV.

The UK Great British Song Contest was presented by Claire Sweeney and Christopher Price and was shown on BBC1, LIVE on Sunday 3 March 2002 at 4:35pm. Results were announced at 5:09pm. The televoting only last 10 minutes, from 4:57pm to 5:07pm GMT. The two presenters for the Eurovision Song Contest was also mention in the programme.

Here are the song could have represent UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. 100,000 Calls.

  Song Performer Votes
1 Come Back Jessica Garlick 67,798
2 D J Romeo Tricia Penrose 28,621
4 Every Step Of The Way Level Best 8,927
3 I Give In Surf 'n' Turf ???


The winner was "Come Back" Sung by "Jessica Garlick"
(Photos taken at Pop Idol Concert in Birmingham NEC Arena)

Congratulation Jessica in getting 111 points joint 3rd place
The best score for the United Kingdom Since 1997!

UK Viewers (and anyone who can get Digital TV).
Here were some of the Eurovision Specials

Monday 13 May Channel 5 14:20-15:50 Open House With Gloria Hunniford (Jessica Garlick Interview)
Saturday 18 May BBC2 22:00-23:05 Arena (Estonia Dreams of Eurovision)
Monday 20 May BBC2 21:00-21:30 Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Tuesday 21 May BBC Choice 20:30-21:00 Liquid News Eurovision Preview
Wednesday 22 May BBC Choice 00:30-01:00 Liquid News Eurovision Preview (repeat)
Wednesday 22 May BBC Choice 20:30-21:00 Liquid News Eurovision Preview
Wednesday 22 May BBC1 21:30-22:00 Not Another Eurovision
Thursday 23 May BBC Choice 01:00-01:30 Liquid News Eurovision Preview (repeat)
Thursday 23 May BBC Choice 20:30-21:00 Liquid News Eurovision Preview
Friday 24 May BBC Choice 00:45-01:15 Liquid News Eurovision Preview (repeat)
Friday 24 May BBC Choice 20:30-21:00 Liquid News Eurovision Preview
Saturday 25 May BBC Choice 00:45-01:15 Liquid News Eurovision Preview (repeat)
Saturday 25 May BBC Choice 19:00-20:00 Liquid Eurovision News
Saturday 25 May BBC1 20:00-23:00
Broadcast across Europe
21:00-00:00 (CET)
Eurovision Song Contest LIVE
Saturday 25 May BBC Choice 20:00-23:00 Eurovision Song Contest LIVE
(Simucast with BBC1, with different commentry)
Saturday 25 May BBC Choice 23:00-00:00 Eurovision Song Contest the Aftermath
Sunday 26 May BBC2 23:30-00:00 Never Mind The Buzzcocks (Repeat)
Wednesday 29 May BBC Choice 23:00-02:00 Liquid Eurovision Song Contest (Repeat)
For the first time on British TV, the Eurovision Song Contest Gets Repeated!
Jessica Garlick appeared on the following programmes and many more not shown here.
Top of the Pops (BBC1), SMTV (ITV1), CD:UK (ITV1), The Saturday Show (BBC1), The UK Top 40 (BBC Choice)

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The full jury score sheet can be downloaded from here, including the entries. Please click here for details.


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