Turkey: Hadise's song to be selected by jury

by Stella Floras 158 views

TRT, the Turkish broadcaster, puts an end to speculations regarding the way Hadise's song will be selected for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. The same method used in previous years with Kenan Dogulu and Mor ve otesi will be applied for next year as well.

Hadise will be presenting TRT with a selection of three songs of her own choice. The final decision lies with an expert jury, assembled by the Turkish broadcaster. As Director of TRT's Polyphonic Music Department, Mr Ümran Sönmezer, told partner site Belgovision.com the public will in no way be involved in the selection as it was rumoured before. The jury is expected to have reached a decision by the end of the year.

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Stella Floras

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