The UK started it's search for a 'Song for Europe'. Last week, the British Academy of Composers published the rules for 2002 on their website.
Jonathan King, head of the Song Contest organisation at the BBC, came up with the idea to change the formula again, like every year. The Popstars-formula is not very popular at King. The number of participants is OK to King: “It is very hard to find songs of a good quality”, mister King said.
More will be available soon, when the organisation at the BBC is warmed up a bit.