Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997

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Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 1 March 1997
Selected entrant Şebnem Paker
Selected song "Dinle"
Finals performance
Final result 3rd, 121 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1996 1997 1998►

Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997. The country was represented by Şebnem Paker and Grup Etnic with the song “Dinle” written by Mehtap Altıntemiz and composed by Levent Çoker. Both Şebnem Paker and Levent Çoker had represented Turkey in the contest of the preceding year.The entry was chosen by a professional jury.

National Final[edit]

The professional jury announced the results on 1 March 1997 in Ankara.

Final - 1 March 1997
Artist Song
Şebnem Paker and Group Ethnic Dinle
Burcu Güneş Gece
Serdar Aydemir Aşkıma İnan
Şebnem Özsaran Dördüncü Boyut
Seban Deniz Hiç Gitme
Tüzmen & Elçin Engin Şarkı
Tuba Önal Sevda Bu Dostun
Erdal Çelik Seninle
Pınar Karakoç Sen nerede Ben orada
Ece Sandallı Sevda

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the contest Şebnem performed 2nd in the running order following Cyprus and preceding Norway. At the close of the voting Dinle had received 121 points placing Turkey 3rd. This was the best result a Turkish song had ever reached up to 1997 (from 1975). 18 participants voted for Dinle. The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to Malta.[1]

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Turkey[edit]

Points Awarded to Turkey
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Turkey[edit]

12 points  Malta
10 points  Slovenia
8 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 points  United Kingdom
6 points  Ireland
5 points  Italy
4 points  Spain
3 points  Hungary
2 points  France
1 point  Netherlands

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Kuyucu: Türkiye'nin Serüveni Eurovision, İstanbul, 2005, ISBN 975-8823-93-0, pp.222-229