Didai didai dai

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Turkey "Didai didai dai"
Eurovision Song Contest 1985 entry
Country Turkey
Artist(s) Mazhar Alanson
Fuat Güner
Özkan Uğur
Language Turkish
Composer(s) MFÖ
Lyricist(s) MFÖ
Conductor Garo Mafyan
Finals performance
Final result 14th
Final points 36
Appearance chronology
◄ "Halay" (1984)   
"Halley" (1986) ►

"Didai didai dai" was the Turkish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, written, composed and performed by the trio MFÖ. The song title is nonsensical and has no direct translation into any other languages, although it is sometimes Anglicized as "diday diday day." The song title is sometimes written with the phrase "Aşık oldum", which means "I fell in love."

The song has a heavy tropical island arrangement, and the singers talk about how "love caught them" as much as they tried to avoid it, even to the detriment of barring them from seeing their other friends. They implore their lover to let everyone know about their mutual feelings, arguing that patience is not enough.

The song was performed seventh on the night, after France's Roger Bens with "Femme dans ses rêves aussi," and before Belgium's Linda Lepomme with "Laat me nu gaan." At the end of judging that evening, the song ranked 14th out of 19 entries with 36 points.

Preceded by
Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by