Can Bonomo

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Can Bonomo
Background information
Born (1987-05-16) 16 May 1987 (age 31)
İzmir, Turkey
Origin İzmir
Years active 2005-present
Labels We Play[1]

Can Bonomo (born 16 May 1987, İzmir) is a Turkish singer[2] who represented Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.[3]

Early life[edit]

Bonomo was born in İzmir, Turkey to a Sephardic Jewish Turkish family.[4] At the age of 17, he began his official career as a vocal productionist in Istanbul. At the same time, Can went on with studying TV and cinema at the Istanbul Bilgi University with his programmes being aired on popular radio channels such as Number 1 FM, Radio101 and Radio Class. Then his radio programmes were followed by programmes in international TV channels such as MTV and Number One TV.[5]' Sephardic culture and the ancient language of exiled Spaniard Jew's are the main elements that shaped his music.

After his musical career, he began to write poetry and publish poetry books. His first poetry book was named "Delirmek Belirmektir" (2014) and it was published by Küçük İskender.[6]

Eurovision 2012[edit]

In January, 2012, he was internally selected to represent Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.[7] In February 2012, Can revealed his song "Love Me Back" to the public.[8] He placed seventh with the song at the contest's final competition on 26 May 2012.




  • "2011 Golden Butterfly Television Awards" Best New Artist [9]


  1. ^ "We Play". We Play. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Can Bonomo to represent Turkey at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest". EuroVisionary. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Yazmadıysa doğru değildir!". Medyatava. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ Ron Kampeas, "Turkish Jews celebrate country’s Eurovision pick, but singer would prefer quiet about his religion", Jewish Telegraphic Agency, January 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "Can Bonomo to represent Turkey at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest | Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku". EuroVisionary. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Can Bonomo'dan Şiir Kitabı: Delirmek Belirmektir". Onedio. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  7. ^ "Yazmadıysa doğru değildir!". Medyatava. Retrieved 2012-01-27. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Turkey: "Love Me Back" revealed as Can Bonomo's song for Baku". Eurovision. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  9. ^ "Altın Kelebek'ler sahiplerini buldu - Hürriyet Magazin Hattı". Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

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Preceded by
Yüksek Sadakat
with "Live It Up"
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
[to be determined]