Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 28 February 1998
Selected entrant Tüzmen
Selected song "Unutamazsın"
Finals performance
Final result 14th, 25 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998. The country was represented by Tüzmen with the song “Unutamazsın” written by Canan Tunç and composed by Erdinç Tunç. The entry was chosen by a professional jury.

National Final[edit]

The professional jury announced the results on 28 February 1998 in Ankara.

Final - 1 March 1997
Artist Song
Tüzmen Unutamazsın
Metropolis Sürgünleri Kayıp Aşk
Turgut Arsever Oyna
Meltem Büyükgurgör Soramadım
Pamela Spence Gökkuşağı
Berk Özbek Serden Geçtiğim
Kubat Dertli Saz
Şebnem Paker & Grup Etnik Çal
Elçin Engin Yalan Aşklar
Gözde Ural& Elif Özel Semak Zamanı

One of the above contestants, Şebnem Paker and her group, had performed in Eurovision Song Contest 1997 and had got the highest points for Turkey up to 1997. But in 1998 they couldn't repeat their previous success.

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the contest Tüzmen performed 24th in the running order following Estonia and preceding Mecedonia. At the close of the voting Unutamazsın had received 24 points placing Turkey 14th. Only five participants had voted for Unutamazsın. The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to United Kingdom.[1]

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Turkey[edit]

Points Awarded to Turkey
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Turkey[edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Malta
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Netherlands
6 points  Portugal
5 points  Israel
4 points  Croatia
3 points  Slovenia
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Belgium

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Kuyucu: Türkiye'nin Serüveni Eurovision, İstanbul, 2005, ISBN 975-8823-93-0, pp.230-234