Chypre 2000

Cyprus and CyBC chose to host a National Selection with the winner being chosen an « expert » jury. Alexandros Panayi & Christina Argyri were chosen with « Nomiza » and placed 21st at Eurovision.

National final

The National Final took place on February 16, 2000 at the Nea Leoforos Nightclub in Limassol and was hosted by Loukas Hamatsos. There were 11 songs in the final with the winning song chosen solely by an « expert » jury.

Result of national final

By order performed:

National final – February 16, 2000
Singer Song Points Place
1 Marina Solonos « Eimai Akoma Edo » 148 3
2 Annie « Na M’Agapas » 131 5
3 Maria Amman « Fones » 87 10
4 Marilia Perikleous & Demetris Mouhtaroudis « Trikymia » 93 9
5 Chrysanthos Chrysanthou « An » 125 78
6 Alexandros Panayi & Christina Argyri « Nomiza«  225 1
7 Lefki Stylianou « Antio Loipon » 94 8
8 Antonia Orthanou « Sti Gi Irini » 100 7
9 Marian Georgiou « Paradeisos » 145 4
10 Giorgos Gavriel « Volt » 122 6
11 Haroula Pirta « Ki’Akoma S’Agapo » 184 2

At Eurovision

« 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.

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« .

Points awarded by Cyprus

12 points  Russia
10 points  Spain
8 points  Malta
7 points  Ireland
6 points  Estonia
5 points  Netherlands
4 points  Denmark
3 points  United Kingdom
2 points  Macedonia
1 point  Latvia

Points awarded to Cyprus

Points Awarded to Cyprus (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

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