The selection of Gülseren to represent Turkey at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev caused a lot of reaction in the Turkish media, among the Eurovision fans and on our website. A lot of negative comments followed and several sources claimed that Gülseren would be replaced. TRT however lets us known that there are no doubts about it. Gülseren will represent Turkey in Kiev with the song Rimi rimi ley.
On 11th February, Gülseren won the Turkish national final with 14 of the 17 jury members voting for her song Rimi rimi ley. This distinct victory caused a lot of negative reactions and accusations in Turkey. “As we are a democratic country, we receive different kinds of reactions regarding the selections every year, some positive and some negative,” explains the Head of the Turkish delegation Mr. Muhsin Yildirim to esctoday.com.
“I can assure you that Gülseren will represent us at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest with the song entitled Rimi rimi ley and that she will not be replaced by any other artist or by another runner-up,” TRT reacts on all rumours that have been spread lately. A clear statement!
Gülseren will represent Turkey in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 21st May in Kiev.