|Birth name||Arzu Özkaraman|
|Born||1963 (age 51–52)|
Arzu Ece (born Arzu Özkaraman; 1963, Istanbul), known as "Ece", is a Turkish singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1989 and 1995. Ece is scene surname and real one was Özkaraman.
Eurovision Song Contest
Ece made five appearances in the Turkish Eurovision Song Contest selection as follows:
- 1987: "Keloğlan" (with Rüya Ersavci, Fatih Erkoç & Harun Kolçak ) - No placement as only two of the 10 participating songs received jury votes
- 1988: "Zig Zag" (with Cigdem Tunc) - Placements not released
- 1989: "Bana Bana" (as member of Pan) - 1st
- 1991: "Sessiz geceler" (with Gür Akad) - 2nd
- 1995: "Sev" - 1st
Following her victory with Pan in 1989, Ece went forward to the 34th Eurovision Song Contest, held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 6 May. "Bana Bana" was a very ethnic-sounding song but it came many years before such songs became vote winners at Eurovision, and finished in 21st place of the 22 entries, beating only the 'nul points' Icelandic entry.
Ece released her second album, Sebebi yok, in 1994, then retired from the music industry.
- Bir Daha & Sen Yok musun (45rpm/Hop Plak) (1976)
- Çapkın Çocuk & Dün Bugün Yarın (45rm/Yankı Plak) (1976)
- Beni Sen Çağırdın (MC/Lider Plak) (1985)
- Sebebi Yok (MC,CD/Türküola) (1994)
- Sev, Love, Aime (MC,CD/TRT) (1995)
- Master Chemo - Kemo Aga (Single) (2012)
- Programme notes from ESC 1995, Esctoday.com; accessed 5 April 2015.
|Awards and achievements|
with "Esmer Yarim"
|Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Beşinci Mevsim"