Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980

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Eurovision Song Contest 1980
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Nationally Televised Song Selection
Selection date(s) February 24, 1980
Selected entrant Ajda Pekkan
Selected song "Pet'r Oil"
Finals performance
Final result 15th, 23 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1978 1980 1981►

Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980. The country was represented by Ajda Pekkan with the song “Pet'r Oil” written by Şanar Yurdatapan and composed by Atilla Özdemiroğlu.

The entry was chosen during a national final called Şarkı Yarışması, held on February 24, 1980 at the TRT Studios in Ankara. The final was hosted by Bülend Özveren.

National final[edit]

Pekkan, who had already been chosen to represent Turkey, sang three songs in the final. A jury chose the best song.

Draw Song Informal translation Place
1 "Olsam" If I am 2nd
2 "Pet'r oil" Petrol 1st
3 "Bir dünya ver bana" Give me a world 3rd

Voting[edit]

Points Awarded by Turkey[edit]

12 points  Netherlands
10 points  Germany
8 points  Sweden
7 points  Spain
6 points  Italy
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Portugal
3 points  France
2 points   Switzerland
1 point  Luxembourg
Points Received by Turkey
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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