Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Turkey
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 1 January 2011
Song: 25 February 2011
Selected entrant Yüksek Sadakat
Selected song "Live It Up"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (13th)
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Turkey participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany.[1] Turkey selected their entry through an internal selection, organised by Turkish broadcaster Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT).

Internal selection[edit]

Like in the past years, the Turkish broadcaster TRT held an internal selection. The website eurovisiondream.com run by Turkish Eurovision fans, however, launched an online petition to persuade TRT to hold a national final instead of the internal selection used since 2005. They aimed to reach 10,000 signatures in two weeks.[2]

First TRT chose the performer (Yüksek Sadakat), who would then present three songs to the selection committee, which would make the final choice. The performer was announced on the last day of 2010.[3][4]

At Eurovision[edit]

Turkey competed in the first semi-final on May 10, 2011 but did not qualify for the final. This was the first time that Turkey did not make it to the final since the semi-final system was introduced in 2004. It was the first year that Turkey wasn't present in a Eurovision final since 1994, when they had been relegated due to a poor result in 1993.

Points awarded to Turkey[edit]

Points awarded to Turkey (Semi-Final 1)
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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Halliwell, Mits (31 May 2010). "EUROVISION 2011 - 14 countries already confirm participation for 2011". Oikotimes. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Hondal, Victor (23 October 2010). "Turkey: Fans campaign for a national final". EscToday.com. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Al Kasiri, Ghassan (31 December 2010). decided: Yüksek Sadakat to Dusseldorf "Turkey decided: Yüksek Sadakat to Dusseldorf" Check |url= value (help). Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Hondal, Victor (29 November 2010). "Turkey: Official announcement in January". EscToday.com. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 

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