San Marino: Serhat

San Marino Serhat

 

 

San Marino has had a terrible track record at Eurovision, having qualified just once in the seven years it has participated. This year, however, I have a good feeling. Serhat brings I Didn’t Know to life with a kind of kitsch panache that will come under attack from all corners but ultimately calls for bopping to the lyrics in the same way that every ABBA song demands (unsurprisingly, Serhat is a fan – click the next tab over to read more). And as long as the choreography doesn’t fall into a leery trap, Serhat’s dulcet tones should propel him into the top ten. I mean, come on Eurovision. Live a little.

Credit: Klaus Roethliesberger


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Serhat


 Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: LORDI

They dared to put another unexpected colour to the contest. It was very brave and well done.

ABBA4 vs. Eurovision Song Contest 2014

TIEBREAK

I love ABBA, and Conchita was simple and gorgeous at the same time, with a perfect concept.

What does the Sammarinese public think of Eurovision?

I think it’s very positive. Unfortunately Turkey has not participated in the contest for the past four years. But with my participation for San Marino we noticed that Turkish people are really missing being there, and they are very proud that I will be on stage for San Marino. They know that I represent Turkey in a way, and are supporting me with all their power. This is a big support for me.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

My mint tea is a must :)  and a small prayer…

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

ABBA with Waterloo because they proved that victory at Eurovision could be a worldwide success if you have quality and strategy, especially after the contest.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

Mostly at home with close friends. And online with other friends from different countries same time. There is always a champagne to celebrate the winner :)


 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

San Marino: 10 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).