Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986
|Eurovision Song Contest 1986|
|Selection process||10. Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması Türkiye Finali|
|Selection date(s)||15 March 1986|
|Selected entrant||Klips ve Onlar|
|Final result||9th, 53 points|
|Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Four songs competed in the final. An "expert" jury of sixteen people decided the winner. However, at the end of voting, two of the four songs received eight votes each, causing a deadlock. To break the tie, the head of the jury ended up having his vote counted twice.
After the tiebreaker, the winner was "Halley," performed by the quintet Klips ve Onlar (Sevingül Bahadır, Gür Akad, Emre Tukur, Derya Bozkurt and Seden Kutlubay) and composed by Melih Kibar with lyrics by İlhan İrem.
Both winners of the vote are in bold. The eventual winner emerging from the tiebreaker is in gold,bold and italics.
|1||Klips ve Onlar||Halley||8||1st (tie)|
|2||Seyyal Taner||Dünya||8||1st (tie)|
|3||Nil Burak and Ibo||Yaşa yaşa||0||3rd (tie)|
|4||Nilüfer||Bu film bitmeli||0||3rd (tie)|
At the close of the voting the song had received 53 points, placing 9th in a field of 20 competing countries. It was the highest ranking Turkey had received in the Contest up to that time.
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