Gimme (One song)

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Cyprus "Gimme"
Eurovision Song Contest 2002 entry
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ ""Nomiza"" (2000)   
""Feeling Alive"" (2003) ►

"Gimme" was the Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 by the boy band One, performed in English and is the first occasion that the Cypriot entry did not feature Greek lyrics. The song is a boy band number, with a girl being asked to give a sign that she loves the singer. The song has been recorded in English, Greek [1] and Spanish [2] and was released over two CD singles.

The song was performed first on the night, followed by the United Kingdom's Jessica Garlick with "Come Back". At the close of voting, it had received 85 points, placing 6th in a field of 24.

A few seconds after the lead singer Constantinos Christoforou began singing, a technical hitch led to a caption bearing the words 'The Ugly Duckling' on the background video screen (a reference to the postcards between songs feature as the theme was fairy tails). The picture of the stage was quickly brought back.

One of the members of the band, Constantinos Christoforou, had already participated for Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 with the song "Mono Yia Mas". He would later make a further solo appearance at the 2005 Contest with "Ela Ela (Come Baby)" after the band formally disbanded. Therefore, the song represents the middle leg in a rare sequence of a Eurovision contestant performing solo, then as a member of a vocal group, before a second solo performance.[3]