We are coming today with another song for this year’s Eurovision line-up, the one from the smallest competing country: San Marino!
The Turkish singer Serhat, internally selected by SMTV, will perform “I didn’t know” in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2016. The official presentation has taken place during a special press conference held in Le Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris (France).
Listen to the song and watch the official video below:
The Sammarinese song is written by the Turkish composer Olcayto Ahmet Tugsuz while the lyrics are penned by the Greek Nektarios Tyrakis. Nektarios wrote the lyrics for ‘Shake It’, Sakis Rouvas’, entry that reached the 3rd place at Eurovision 2004 and the year after he was also the lyricist for Belarus in this competition. The track was recorded at the Piste Rouge Studios in Brussels, arranged by the French musician Cyril Orcel who worked in France, Belgium and the United States, especially as composer for symphonical /classical music. The Belgian-African musician Guy Waku was also announced as collaborator for future arrangements of the song.
The whole artistic team is leaded by Manfred Thierry Mugler – Concept and Creative Director of the San Marino entry – who also directed the shooting of the videoclip.
What do you think about the Sammarinese song? Do you think they have chances to make it through to the Eurovision grand final?