|Arzu Ece Otyam|
|Born||1963 (age 50–51)|
Arzu Ece Otyam (born as "Arzu Özkaraman") (born 1963 in Istanbul) 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 appears to have retired from the music industry as nothing has been heard of her since. She was married with Ali Otyam in 1999 and was divorced from him in 2007. She has a son (born in 1999) from the marriage, was named as "Aral". She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009 and have undergone a chemotheraphy treatment.
- 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)
|Awards and achievements|
with "Esmer Yarim"
|Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Beşinci Mevsim"