Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Singer: 9 January 2012
Song Presentation: 22 February 2012
Selected entrant Can Bonomo
Selected song "Love Me Back"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (5th, 80 points)
Final result 7th, 112 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Turkey participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Turkish entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Turkish broadcaster TRT. Can Bonomo represented Turkey with the song "Love Me Back", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 7th in the final, scoring 112 points.[1][2]

Internal Selection[edit]

On 9 January 2012 during the evening news program on TRT, the internal selection of Can Bonomo was announced.[3]

On 22 February 2012, TRT aired a presentation program where Bonomo premièred the Turkish entry "Love Me Back".[2]

At Eurovision[edit]

Turkey competed in the second half of the second semi-final (13th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Georgia and preceding Estonia. Can Bonomo received 80 points and placed 5th, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May.[4]

In the final, Turkey was drawn to perform 18th, after Sweden and preceding Spain. The Turkish entry scored a total of 112 points and placed 7th in the final.[1]

Split Results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final Turkey came 5th with 80 points: the public awarded Turkey 4th place with 114 points and the jury awarded 13th place with 42 points.[5]
  • In the Final Turkey came 7th with 112 points: the public awarded Turkey 4th place with 176 points and the jury awarded 22nd place with 50 points.[5]

Points awarded to Turkey[edit]

Points Awarded to Turkey (Semi-Final 2)[4]
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)[1]
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ a b Storvik-Green, Simon (22 February 2012). "Turkey: "Love Me Back" revealed as Can Bonomo's song for Baku". 
  3. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (9 January 2012). "Can Bonomo for Turkey". eurovision.tv. 
  4. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv. 
  5. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). "Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed". Eurovision.tv.