The Finnish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 will take place in the Kaleva Sportshall in Tampere on January 26th. There is room for approximately 3500. The Finnish final will be broadcasted by TV2.
In the first pre-selection round, everyone is free to send in songs. A jury selected by YLE will choose approximately 30 songs. The jury has no connections with the music industry.
In the second pre-selection, an international jury will pick 10 to 12 songs. Members of this jury will be from Sweden, Denmark, Estonia (the last three winning countries), Ireland (the most successful country in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest) and Finland. The members of the international jury will be invited by YLE as well.
During the final (January 26), five to seven regional juries will select 5 to 6 performances to advance to the second round. Each regional jury will consist of 7 to 9 music experts. After that, the Finnish public will be able to select the final winner by telephone and SMS. The song with the most televotes and sms-messages will go to Tallinn.