Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983

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Eurovision Song Contest 1983
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process 7. Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması Türkiye Finali
Selection date(s) 4 March 1983
Selected entrant Çetin Alp & the Short Waves
Selected song "Opera"
Finals performance
Final result 19th, 0 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Turkey was represented by Çetin Alp & the Short Waves at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Munich on 23 April 1983. Çetin Alp won the rights to represent Turkey on 4 March 1983.

National Final[edit]

The final was hosted by Başak Doğru at the studio of TRT in Istanbul. Eight songs were submitted and the winning song was chosen by the expert jury.

4 March 1983
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Vedat Sakman Müzisyen    
2 Hakan Sıvacı Boğaziçi    
3 Ayşegül Aldinç Heyecan   3
4 Mehmet Senpeç Yaşayamam    
5 Coşkun Demir Dön bana    
6 Çetin Alp & the Short Waves Opera   1
7 Mavi Yolcular Heyamola    
8 Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra Atlantis   2

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the contest Alp performed 6th following Italy and preceding Spain. At the close of voting Opera had received the dreaded nul points placing Turkey joint 19 place (along with Spain). The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to Yugoslavia.

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