Yüksek Sadakat will "Live it Up" in Düsseldorf!
After two months of waiting, TRT has finally released their highly anticipated song for Eurovision: “Live it Up” by rock band Yüksek Sadakat (High Fidelity). The name of the band was released back in late December, with mixed reactions coming from Eurovison fans everywhere. Some people were thrilled to see the continuation of the strong tradition of Rock from the Turks, who had sent impressive entries in the genre back in 2004, 2008, and 2010. Others were disappointed to see a lack of hip-shaking pop, and still others were confused about why TRT picked a band that was well-known, but not quite as monstrously high-profile as maNga.
After a half-hour question-and-answer session aired live on TRT’s music station and broadcast through Eurovison.tv’s live stream, we finally have some clarity on what the Turks are going to be serving up.
“Live it Up” is, as its title suggests, an upbeat song with a message: let loose and party! In that way, it’s not too dissimilar to Athena’s “For Real” from a few years back. Only instead of the ska vibe we got from Athena, Yüksek Sadakat’s going for more standard, straightforward rock. The lyrics might be a bit simple, but the song is a lot of fun, and I definitely expect it to survive the semifinals (especially considering that brothers-in-arms Azerbaijan are in the same semi). Does it make as much of an instant impact as “We Could Be the Same“? I’m not sure. But with time, I’m cautiously optimistic that “Live it Up”‘s popularity will grow, as it does for most Turkish entries.