Seninle Bir Dakika

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Turkey "Seninle Bir Dakika"
Seninle Bir Dakika - Semiha Yankı.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Country Turkey
Artist(s) Semiha Yankı
Languages Turkish
Composer(s) Kemal Ebcioğlu
Lyricist(s) Hikmet Münir Ebcioğlu
Conductor Timur Selçuk
Finals performance
Final result 19th
Final points 3
Appearance chronology
"Sevince" (1978) ►

"Seninle Bir Dakika" (English: One Minute With You) was the Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, held in Stockholm, Sweden. The song was sung by Semiha Yankı.

The song was performed 13th on 22 March, following Israel's Shlomo Artzi with "At Va'Ani" and preceding Monaco's Sophie Hecquet with "Une chanson c'est une lettre". She received 3 points, placing 19th in a field of 19.

The song later became a big hit, back in Turkey. It is widely believed that the song was unable to present its true potential in Eurovision, as it is a slow song, among a faster rhythm of that year[citation needed], and most importantly the song was in Turkish, making the power of its lyrics inaccessible to the foreign audience.

In addition to this, although her performance or voice wasn't lacking, it is also claimed that she was running a 104 degree fever.

This was Turkey's first entry to the Eurovision contest.

It was succeeded as Turkish representative at the 1978 Contest by Nilüfer & Nazar with "Sevince".

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Preceded by
Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
1975
Succeeded by
Sevince