Can Bonomo for Turkey
After months of speculation, and dozens of rumors regarding artists from all over the Turkish musical spectrum, we finally have some clarity from Turkish broadcaster TRT. After throwing us a red-herring a few weeks ago and releasing a list of five candidate artists (Duman, Şebnem Ferah, Atiye, Murat Boz, and Hande Yener), it’s alternative-indie rocker Can Bonomo who gets the golden ticket to Baku. (For those of you who understand Turkish, here’s a clip of the announcement on tonight’s news.)
Can, a 24-year old member of Izmir’s Jewish community, is a relative newcomer on the scene, having released his first album, “Meczup”, in early 2011. Since then, he’s been lauded with local praise, including winning the Altin Kelebek (Golden Butterfly) award for Best Newcomer. Soon after the announcement, Can tweeted: “This is an exciting process, and I thank everyone for their support and well wishes. I have my own style of music and will try to represent my country in the best possible way with an appropriate song.”
We should know more about Can’s song for Baku within the next month or so, but to tide us over until then, here are a few of his recent singles:
What do you think of Turkey’s choice? Let me know in the comments!
(Special thanks to Dan from EscXtra.com for the help translating!)