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on 25 June 2002
This years competition entries, were far superior all round. On this album there is a great selection to choose from.If you found it hard to pick one overall winner,on the night, then I'm sure that you were not alone.I have listened to this over and over, yet I still find it difficult to pick just one.This contest has come a long way since the painful screeching from some of the entries of yesteryear.As soon as the contest was over I bought this CD, as I was really taken back by the quality of all the entries.You will not be disappointed with this compilation.
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VINE VOICEon 30 December 2004
The Eurovision song contest is to this day the greatest gameshow in the world. With a 50 year history and around 50 participating countries, Europe grinds to a halt the second Saturday in May each year to enoy the coming together of music from Andorra to Malta, Russia to Ukraine!
Each year, the winning country gets to host the next year's contest and over the years have proved some amazing artists and spectacular performances.
Talinn was a good year full of quality artists. Of course there are always the joke entries - usually Germany for some reason however, winning can put your whole country on the tourist map - just like it did for Talinn and Riga the following year.
If you were to embark on a Eurovision introduction, I would suggest you try a compilation of winners and either 1993, 2002 or 2003 as they are extremely high quality and mostly in English.
Eurovision is unique - and remains one day in each year when Europe unites - and that can't be all bad can it?
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on 13 July 2014
When Eurovision, the annual Europe-wide festival of song, rolled into the Estonian capital of Tallinn commentators were quick to name-check the 'singing revolution' that had helped the small Baltic nation wrestle free of the grip of the Russian bear ten years earlier. The most revolutionary thing in the 24 nation line-up for the 2002 Eurovision was a trio of Slovenian drag queens performing an airline stewardess routine that had triggered a violent reaction back home when chosen to represent the country. 'Daphne', 'Marlenna' and 'Emperatrizz', however, started a trend and would be followed in coming contests by other drag acts, one of which would win the contest for Austria twelve years later among much media hullabulloo. But it was another gender-bending performance that actually won the 2002 contest. Benefiting from weak competition (no big names appeared in the line-up this year) and a 'fresh in the memory' second to last spot in the running order, the Latvian entry (a last minute replacement when Portugal withdrew) stole the show. The singer lifted a thoroughly average slice of salsa-lite with a cross-dressing reverse striptease spiced up with some bi-curious flirting with her female backing singer. Starting in a man's suit and hat Marie N proceeded to disrobe until revealing herself as all woman by the end of the song. In a show famous for its gimmicks it was unbeatable. But attention-grabbing staging couldn't disguise what has become one of the least loved Eurovision winners ever. Not only did it fail to sell across Europe it wasn't even a big hit in its home country, an ignominious and previously unheard of achievement. Still, 'I Wanna' achieved one notable thing: it kept the Eurovision Song Contest in the Baltic region for a fourth straight year
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on 28 September 2016
Great cd from the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest I've always liked the Eurovision and
in my-opinin the song from this year have and will be remembered for a long time. Great price and fast delivery.
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on 5 April 2002
It won't dissapoint. Yet again Eurovision presents its eclectic mix of polished ballads, dance anthems and good old fashioned slightly cheesy Europop.
From the uptempo antics of Spain's Rosa to the deep and haunting voice of France's Sandrine Francois to the UK's Jessica Garlick (of Pop Idol Fame) pleasent pop song, its no surprise that this album is alreay riding high in the Amazon Top 40 without even being released!!
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on 29 May 2002
No matter what you thought of the Eurovision and who won and who didn't win it, the music still stands on it's own. This album will grow on you and it is well worth several plays! I'm delighted that the powers that be have recently released the songs of each country on CD (pre-contest). The ultimate in "NOW that's what I call Eurovision.
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on 25 July 2015
As expected - all songs from the contest
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on 13 November 2016
very good and rapid
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on 20 May 2013
This is the official album from the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Estonia. As usual, the songs are a bewildering combination of the good, the bad and the *really* ugly.

Everyone who endured this event remembers "S.A.G.A.P.O." from Greece - relatively trivial as a song, but very, very bizarre as a live act. Imagine John Travolta and the other aliens from "Battlefield Earth" performing live on stage! Yes, it's that ugly. Another involuntary classic is the Spanish entry, "Europe's Living a Celebration", a tribute to the Euro and the EMU. Well, you're not celebrating now, are you? Slovenia sent three really boring drag queens - I didn't know a drag act could be boring?! In the ESC, everything is possible, it seems!

The better entries: Sweden, Estonia, France, Germany.

Eventually, the contest was won by the relatively anonymous Latvian entry "I wanna", mostly remembered because the singer Marie N changes clothes about three times in three minutes.

Not sure how to rate this, due to the immense variation of the songs included. Two-and-a-half stars in total?
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