Opponents of Turkey’s bid to join the E.U. portray it as an alien culture with social and religious beliefs that are decidedly un-European. Following his election as French president in 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy said Europe “must give itself borders” and declared that Turkey “has no place” in the organization. In “We Could Be The Same,” […]
The men of Eurovision continue to flash their smiles and flex their muscles in the hope of winning your vote in the race to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model. So far, more than 2,400 votes have been cast in the finals. For the moment it appears to be a two-horse race between Turkey’s Ferman […]
After three weeks and 7,440 votes, it’s time to make our final cut in the semi-finals of Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model. This week Wiwi is sending one man home, and it’s rather clear cut. This aspiring model received just 8 votes—or 0.11%. He’ll be singing Allez! Ola! Olé! at Eurovision, so Wiwi is going […]
“We Could Be The Same” Lyrics — maNga Eurovision 2010 — Turkey
After months of speculation from the international media, Eurovision fans and wiwibloggs, Turkey has announced that rap-rock band maNga will represent Turkey in Oslo. While the group certainly lacks the physical assets of last year’s Turkish representative Hadise (she was runner-up in Wiwi’s 2009 search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model), they make up for it […]
Christmas has passed, but Wiwi is still craving himself some turkey. Perhaps that’s why he is so excited that Eurovision stalwart Turkey will announce its rep within the next week. Mmmm hmmm.Â Turkish journalists are reporting that TRT, the Turkish broadcaster in charge of Eurovision, has already created a shortlist of three artists and is currently […]
Hadise has already proven that she can sell her song—Dum Tek Tek reached number one in her native Belgium weeks before the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow—and apparently she knows how to sell soda, too. Here are two commercials for the Turkish soft drink Yedigun, set to the sound of Hadise’s Stir Me Up.
Back in February Hadise appeared on a chat show in Malta to introduce her Eurovision song. The segment below includes some pretty blatant lip-synching. It’s not Hadise’s fault—I blame the television show. But did anyone honestly think this would look real? The song begins after 4 minutes. (Note: Wiwi still loves Hadise—she comes off as […]