Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place on 2 For the first time the contest was organized by a country of the former Eastern Europe, Estonia, which belonged to the erstwhile USSR. Despite initial doubts about whether he would be able to host the Eurovision, Estonia succeeded with the help of the Swedish and Finnish television. The number of participating countries rose to 24, thus acquired the right to participate and Portugal. But it refused to participate for financial reasons, and went right on isopsifisases last year, Latvia and the Netherlands, the first final to take part, and won the tie having two 8aria.To fact that the Netherlands had voted by more countries caused some reactions leading to the change from next year of the term involving the tie. Since 2003, for adoption, if a tie will count the number of countries voted each contribution. Also, this year decided that any country that won for the second straight time is not required to organize the competition. But there was something else that caused much discussion. And that was the compulsory use committee and televoting in the proportion of 50% -50%, to form the score of each country first televoting and SMS. And while the rest of Europe has chosen its holdings in classical methods, pioneered by Spain. Match the reality show Big Brother in the Eurovision and the result was the reality talent show Operacion Triunfo, which has seen huge success and next year was adopted by several countries as a way to choose their representative in the competition. In a spectacular show on stage, the marginally successful candidate Latvia achieved its first victory in the competition.