Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985

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Eurovision Song Contest 1985
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 1 March 1985
Selected entrant Mazhar Fuat Özkan (MFÖ)
Selected song "Aşık Oldum"
Finals performance
Final result 14th, 36 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1984 1985 1986►

Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985. The country was represented by a music trio named Mazhar Fuat Özkan (names of the members) with the song “Aşık Oldum” written by Mazhar Alanson (Mazhar) and composed by the trio. The entry was chosen by a professional jury.

National Final[edit]

9 songs Participated in the national final held on 1 March 1985. The first three were the following

Rank Song Singer
1 Aşık Oldum Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan
2 Sev Nüket Duru & Neco
3 Güneş Bir Kere Doğdu Nil Burak

After the preselection the song was arranged for the big orchestra by Garo Mafyan.

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the contest Mahzar Fuat Özkan performed 7th in the running order following France and preceding Belgium. The name of the trio was announced as MFO (abbreviated for Mahzar Fuat Özkan) and the name of the song as Didai Didai Dai. At the close of the voting Didai Didai Dai had received 36 points placing Turkey 14th. 8 participants had voted for Didai Didai Dai. The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to Spain.[1]

Voting[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Kuyucu: Türkiye'nin Serüveni Eurovision, İstanbul, 2005, ISBN 975-8823-93-0, pp.131-134
  2. ^ a b Scoreboard