Jessica Garlick won Song for Europe 2002

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Jessica Garlick won Song for Europe 2002, and will go to Estonia in May to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. 'Come back' is her song.

In February, eight finalists were whittled down to four by Radio 2 listeners. These four acts then went on to perform live on BBC ONE's A Song For Europe and, following a telephone vote, our UK Eurovision entrant was chosen.

The song was a clear winner both with the studio audience and won the telephone vote by a massive margin. Garlick picked up almost 40,000 more votes than Tricia Penrose whose song DJ Romeo was the runner up.

Come Back was written by Walsall born airline pilot Martin Bayley and produced by the team behind Atomic Kitten. Bayley told the viewers to the show that this was his eighth attempt to get a song into the final.

Garlick, who is already a professional singer, said it was always a dream of hers to sing at the Eurovision. She became famous after she won the popular television show 'Star for one night'.

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