Participant(s): Hadise Song: Düm Tek Tek Writer(s): Sinan Akçil, Hadise Açikgöz, Stefaan Fernande Composer(s): Sinan Akçil
Turkey’s debut at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1975. Since then Turkey showed an irrepressible enthusiasm to be part of the Eurovision family even if the poor results were disappointing many times and sometimes even unfair. The music style has changed a lot since then. Nowadays there are still Turkish ethno elements but combined with contemporary sounds makes Turkish music quite popular. After Sertab’s great victory in 2003, Turkey is always sending the best of the Turkish pop industry. That’s also one reason why Turkey is one of the more successful countries in recent years probably even more than the reason of Diaspora voting. The enthusiasm in Turkey is quite high for the Eurovision Song Contest in general.
This year the Turkish-Belgian singer Hadidse is going to represent Turkey with “Düm Tek Tek”. She has been chosen internally by TRT. She also announced that her chances were a lot higher in Turkey to get chosen than in Belgium as she is born and raised up in Belgium. The song “Düm Tek Tek” is a very modern and catchy tune. It’s a mix of Helena Paparizou’s “Number One” and Kalmoria’s “Secret combination” just in Turkish. This is also a very danceable and energetic song which might be the European summer hit 2009. There are concerts and posters all over Europe – so the promotion for Hadidse and her song is ongoing. Due to all these fact, Turkey is again one of the big favorites this year and will for sure receive many votes.