Turkey: Mor ve Ötesi enter studio for Eurovision entry

by Stella Floras 76 views

Turkish representatives in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, alternative rock band Mor ve Ötesi, have entered the studio this week to record the three songs they will present to TRT.

A special jury comprising TRT officials as well as Turkish music professionals will receive the three proposed songs by Mor ve Ötesi later this month. One of the songs currently being recorded will represent Turkey in one of the semi finals scheduled for May 20 and 22, in Belgrade.

Public opinion seems to be still split in Turkey with regards to the language the song should be in. The final decision lies with the band who have not ruled out the possibility of trying out with a song entirely in Turkish.

Stella Floras

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