‘The Noble Knight of San Marino’ is coming to save the country! That is how Turkish singer Serhat is being described by in the press release from San Marino.
Released to the press yesterday, the document stressed that the song and organization behind the whole project for Eurovision is genuinely a huge multinational affair. As mentioned, Serhat was born in Instanbul, the management team is Italian, and the record label, German. The song itself is composed by Turkish Olcayto Ahmet Tugsuz while the English lyrics are penned by the Greek Nektarios Tyrakis and arrangement is by the French musician Cyril Orcel. Furthermore, Serhat’s song is being recorded in Brussels at the Piste Rouge Studios, and Belgian-African musician Guy Waku will also collaborate in future arrangements of the song that haven’t been announced at the time of this writing. That’s a LOT of traveling!
“We all came here together” stated MarcoVannuzzi by 23 Music, perfectly referencing the theme of Stockholm 2016. Come Together.
If that isn’t enough to get your multicultural flavor going, the song will be presented in no less than three languages! English, French, and Italian lyrics are all set in stone currently with the possibility of more versions being produced in the future. For the two additional versions, decorated and experienced talent has been retained to work on each iteration of the composition. The Italian lyrics are written by Mariella Nava, while French author Stéphane Laporte takes on language duties for the Frankish spin.
The song will be released in the aforementioned versions in the beginning of March.
If you’d like to get in touch with Serhat, he’s busy with multiple social media venues:
- Official website: www.serhatofficial.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serhatmusic/?fref=ts
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/serhathpo
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/serhathpo/
San Marino certainly looks to be eyeing a place back in the Eurovision Final. The country has only qualified once, in Copenhagen 2014, and stressing the international appeal of the song seems likely to take advantage of the new voting rules recently announced.
How do you think the ‘Noble Knight’ will fare in the land of the Swedes?