Dinle

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Turkey "Dinle"
Eurovision Song Contest 1997 entry
Country Turkey
Artist(s) Şebnem Paker
With Grup Etnic
Language Turkish
Composer(s) Levent Çoker
Lyricist(s) Mehtap Alnıtemiz
Conductor Levent Çoker
Finals performance
Final result 3rd
Final points 121
Appearance chronology
◄ "Beşinci Mevsim" (1996)   
"Unutamazsın" (1998) ►

"Dinle" ("Listen") was the Turkish entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 in Dublin, Ireland. It was composed by Levent Çoker and Mehtap Alnıtemiz, and was performed by Şebnem Paker in Turkish. This was the second time that Paker had competed at Eurovision, having represented Turkey also at the 1996 contest with "Beşinci Mevsim".

On the night it was performed second, following Cyprus's Hara & Andreas Konstantinou singing "Mana Mou" and preceding Norway's Tor Endresen with "San Francisco". At the close of the voting it had received 121 points, placing third in a field of 25. This was Turkey's best position in the contest until their win in 2003, and is still the best position of a Turkish language entry at Eurovision as of 2010.

It was succeeded as Turkish representative at the 1998 contest with Tüzmen and "Unutamazsın".


Preceded by
Beşinci mevsim
Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
1997
Succeeded by
Unutamazsın