Halay (song)

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Turkey "Halay"
Eurovision Song Contest 1984 entry
Country Turkey
Artist(s) Nilgün Onatkut
Mehmet Horoz
Artakan Ünüvar
Esma Erden
As Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra
Language Turkish
Composer(s) Selçuk Başar
Lyricist(s) Ülkü Aker
Conductor Selçuk Başar
Finals performance
Final result 12th
Final points 37
Appearance chronology
◄ "Opera (song)" (1983)   
"Aşık oldum (Didai didai dai)" (1985) ►

"Halay" was the Turkish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in Turkish by Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra.

The song was performed fifteenth on the night (following Germany's Mary Roos with "Aufrecht geh'n" and preceding Finland's Kirka with "Hengaillaan"). At the close of voting, it had received 37 points, placing 12th in a field of 19.

The song is about Halay (typical dance in Turkey and Middle East), the band sings that they dance and sing with much love and don't look upon foreigners as strangers.

It was succeeded as Turkish representative in the 1985 Contest by MFÖ singing "Aşık oldum (Didai didai dai)". However, this song was not quite as well received.

Sources[edit]

This article is based on information from http://www.diggiloo.net/?1984tr (retrieved at March 3, 2009

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Preceded by
Opera (song)
Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
1984
Succeeded by
Aşık oldum (Didai didai dai)