Yüksek Sadakat

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Yüksek Sadakat
Origin Istanbul, Turkey
Genres Rock
Years active 1997 - present
Labels DMC Music
Website yukseksadakat.com
Members Selçuk Sami Cingi (vocal)
Serkan Özgen (guitar)
Kutlu Özmakinacı (bass)
Uğur Onatkut (keyboard)
Deniz Alemdar (drums)
Past members Cemil Demirbakan (vocals)
Kenan Vural (vocals)
Alpay Şalt (drums)

Yüksek Sadakat is a Turkish rock band that was formed in 1997 by Kutlu Özmakinacı, but became popular in early 2006 with their first album with the same name. The founder and bass player Kutlu Özmakinacı, used to be the editor of a music magazine called Blue Jean. Their music is a mix of pop rock with powerful beats utilizing Turkish instruments, keyboard and guitar solos. The name of the band is a literal translation of the term "High Loyalty" into Turkish.

On 1 January 2011, it was announced that the band will represent Turkey in Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song called "Live It Up", [1] On May 10, Yüksek Sadakat failed to qualify for the Eurovision final making the band the first Turkish act to miss the final since the introduction of the semifinals in 2004.


  • Selçuk Sami Cingi - vocal
  • Serkan Özgen - guitar
  • Kutlu Özmakinacı - bass
  • Uğur Onatkut - keyboards
  • Deniz Alemdar - drums

Past members[edit]

  • Cemil Demirbakan - vocal
  • Kenan Vural - vocal
  • Alpay Şalt - drums


Music videos[edit]

  • Belki Üstümüzden Bir Kuş Geçer (2005)
  • Kafile (2005)
  • Aklımın İplerini Saldım (2005)
  • Ask Durducka (2008)
  • Haydi gel icelim (2009)
  • Sana Aşık Yalnız Ben (2011)
  • Live It Up (2011)
  • Fener (2013)


  1. ^ http://esctoday.com/news/read/16425

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with We Could Be the Same
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Can Bonomo
with Love Me Back