Turquie 1998

Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998. The country was represented by Tüzmen with the song “Unutamazsın” written by Canan Tunç and composed by Erdinç Tunç. The entry was chosen by a professional jury.

National Final

The professional jury announced the results on 28 February 1998 in Ankara.

Draw Şong Singer Lyrics Music Conductor Points Place
1. « Kayıp Aşk » Metropolis Sürgünleri Semih Güneri Semih Güneri Semih Güneri 1 4
2. « Oyna » Tuğrul Arsever Sevingül Bahadır Aslıgül Ayas Mertol Şalt 2 2
3. « Soramadım » Meltem Büyükuğurgör Hakan Süersan Hakan Süersan Hakan Süersan 0 7
4. « Gökkuşağı » Pamela Spence İlker Yeşilay Melih Yüksel Dural Mete Artun 0 7
5. « Serden Geçtiğim » Berk Özbek Çetin Akcan Serpil Toparlak Doğan Kospançalı 1 4
6. « Dertli Saz » Kubat Günay Çoban Mete Aydın Çelik Volkan Şanda 2 2
7 « Unutamazsın » Tüzmen Canan Tunç Erdinç Tunç Ümit Eroğlu 4 1
8. « Çal » Şebnem Paker Zerrin Alporal Levent Çoker Levent Çoker 1 4
9. « Yalan Aşklar » Elçin Engin Hale Turan Şansal Engin Ümit Eroğlu 0 7
10. « Sevmek Zamanı » Gözde Ural, Elif Özel Aylin Uçanlar Mine Mucur Sadun Ersönmez 0 7

One of the above contestants, Şebnem Paker and her group, had performed in Eurovision Song Contest 1997 and had received the highest points for Turkey up to 1997, but in 1998 they couldn’t repeat their previous success.

At Eurovision

On the night of the contest Tüzmen performed 24th in the running order following Estonia and preceding Mecedonia. At the close of the voting Unutamazsın had received 25 points placing Turkey 14th. Only five participants had voted for Unutamazsın. The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to United Kingdom.[1]

Voting

Points awarded to Turkey

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

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Malta
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Netherlands
6 points  Portugal
5 points  Israel
4 points  Croatia
3 points  Slovenia
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Belgium

References

  1. ^ Michael Kuyucu: Türkiye’nin Serüveni Eurovision, İstanbul, 2005, ISBN 975-8823-93-0, pp.230-234