Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selected entrant Kenan Doğulu
Selected song "Shake It Up Şekerim"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 198 points)
Final result 4th, 163 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2006 2007 2008►
Kenan Doğulu at Helsinki (2007)

Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with Kenan Doğulu. Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT) chose him in December 2006, as the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, which took place in Helsinki in May 2007.

Doğulu submitted three songs to TRT as promised. The members of the selection committee, together with the singer and composer Doğulu decided for "Shake It Up Şekerim", a cheerful uptempo song. Doğulu said that he made several songs, including 7-8 which he loved a lot: "It was very difficult to shorten the list to three songs. We have chosen a cheerful up-tempo song. May it bring us luck".

After some changes to the song, it was made public on the March 9, 2007. Doğulu toured several countries in order to drum up support for his Eurovision entry including some countries who are known for not voting for Turkey that often. These countries include Russia, Cyprus, Estonia and some others.

The song finished in 4th position in the contest, scoring 163 points.

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Turkey[edit]

Points Awarded to Turkey (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Turkey (Final)
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]

See also[edit]