Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process 27. Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması Türkiye Finali
Selection date(s) 11 February 2005
Selected entrant Gülseren
Selected song "Rimi Rimi Ley"
Finals performance
Final result 13th, 92 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Turkey was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Gülseren with the song "Rimi Rimi Ley".

Gülseren was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Her parents moved to France when she was only seven. She had to face a new country, a new language and a new culture but she's been living in Paris ever since. She studied at the INALCO (French university of oriental art, literature and culture) to gain a complete understanding of the country she comes from without forgetting her roots. As she loves sharing, Gülseren teaches Turkish to children in Paris. She started to play the darbuka (Turkish drums) which she stills plays on stage at a very young age. Gülseren has appeared on several albums and in 2001 she released an album of her own.

National final[edit]

After two years of selecting an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest internally, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) decided to return to the public national final system used previously. Ten songs were short-listed by an internal committee at TRT to take part. All songs had to be written in Turkish. "Rimi Rimi Ley" (Love Will Find a Way), performed by Gülseren, was the eventual choice to represent Turkey in Kiev. The song was written by Göksan Arman and composed by Erdinç Tunç.

Draw Song Singer Lyrics Music Points Place
1 "Sen Benim Aşkımsın" Elya & Grup Ariana Ümran Akdokur, İrfan Akdokur Ümran Akdokur 0 3
2 "Rumuz Andante" Seçil Hüner Yapakçı Selahattin Erhan Selahattin Erhan 4 2
3 "Rimi Rimi Ley" Gülseren Gomez Göksan Arman Erdinç Tunç 13 1
4 "Tek İsteğim" Nursel Efe Nursel Efe Serkan Sönmez 0 3
5 "Yana Yana" Barış Kömürcüoğlu Göksan Arman Erdinç Tunç 0 3
6 "Saydam" Murat Türkücüoğlu Murat Türkücüoğlu Murat Türkücüoğlu 0 3
7 "Yeniden" Sedat Yüce Sedat Yüce Sedat Yüce 0 3

At Eurovision[edit]

The spokesperson who revealed Turkey's votes for other countries was TRT and national final host Meltem Ersan Yazgan.[1]


Points Received by Turkey (Final)
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]


  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.