Nomiza

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Cyprus "Nomiza"
Eurovision Song Contest 2000 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Christina Argyri,
Alexandros Panayi
As
Languages
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Alexandros Panayi,
Silvia M. Klemm
Finals performance
Final result
21st
Final points
8
Appearance chronology
◄ "Tha 'Ne Erotas" (1999)   
"Gimme" (2002) ►

"Nomiza" (Greek script: Νόμιζα, English translation: "I Believed") was the Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000, performed in Greek and Italian ("Rosso vivo" - the first time that the country had not sung entirely in Greek) by the duo Voice, made up of Christina Argyri and Alexandros Panayi. Panayi had previously represented Cyprus at the 1995 Contest with "Sti Fotia".

"Nomiza" was performed eleventh on the night, following Belgium's Nathalie Sorce with "Envie de vivre" and preceding Iceland's August & Telma with "Tell Me!". At the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing 21st in a field of 24.

The song is a love duet, with the singers declaring that they believed they each would find a way to unite, despite the problems they faced.

Due to poor results, Cyprus was not permitted to take part in the 2001 contest, however they were re-admitted for the following year. Thus, the song was succeeded as Cypriot representative at the 2002 contest by One with "Gimme".