When Serhat released his entry for San Marino, “I Didn’t Know”, it’s fair to say that fan reaction was less than enthusiastic. But a new disco remix of the song suddenly has fans interested, with a call for San Marino to enter that version at Stockholm.

A six-track EP was recently released, including the original song and five mixes. There are three club mixes that are sure to be heard at the Euroclub in May, and a karaoke mix, but it’s the Disco Version that’s got fans excited.

The disco mix brings the sound of Studio 54 to San Marino. While the original song sounds creepy, the disco version gives that creepiness a suitable context – in a dark, hot nightclub in New York, 1978, where anything is possible. Yes, Serhat.

https://youtu.be/amOSpZ-FWfg

The Disco Version also brings substantially more melody to the song. Serhat still does his Leonard Cohen-style sing-talking, but female backing singers deliver classic disco diva vocals in the mix. The song also includes urgent disco bass and a dramatic string section.

Fan reaction on social media has been overwhelmingly positive, with some fans asking why the song wasn’t San Marino’s entry, and others even emailing Serhat to recommend that the disco version go to Stockholm. (See the contact page on Serhat’s website if you’d like to do the same.)

https://twitter.com/JimmyE99/status/709782484800704513

https://twitter.com/eurovicious/status/709776858372546560

It remains to be seen whether San Marino will change to the disco version of “I Didn’t Know”. The song submission deadline has passed and the disco version would need to be edited down to under three minutes.

But it’s not unknown for songs to have changes between the submitted version and the one performed at Eurovision. And we’re sure the monocle would still work with the disco version.

What do you think of the disco version of “I Didn’t Know”? Should San Marino send this to Stockholm instead of the original? Share your thoughts below!

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Eric
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Eric

Better. But still probably not going to the finals. I miss Valentina.

WTF
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WTF

What can I say, this version has “guilty pleasure” written all over it… Hell, I’d much rather have this qualify instead of the overrated cheap pop sent by Russia and Azerbaijan, hahaha… If it’s still possible to change their entry, San Marino should actually send the disco over the original one, what’s there to lose, honestly?

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

What’s so bad at the first version?! The song is nothing extraordinary, but I would rank it higher than some craps in this year’s contest. This version doesn’t change too much about it, and the song is not bad, but his voice is a little too usual, too simple and doesn’t transmit big feelings to you, but it is listeneable enough.

Craig
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Craig

That is euro-fabulous!

Heikki
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Heikki

@ZanderZion I think it’s because they don’t like old people.

Lee
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Lee

LOL I mean, honestly… This is a piss take

ZanderZion
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ZanderZion

I said before after listening repeatedly I just notice Frans (Sweden) and Serhat are same in singing style so why laugh at San Marino? and Sweden was so much admire? oh come on Europe don’t be cruel

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I still want the original.
Europe needs to hear it.

Pork Loin d'Icee
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Pork Loin d'Icee

It was poop, now it’s poop with corn.

Bastian
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Bastian

i really like this version 🙂 much better than the original

Felix Prochain
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Felix Prochain

He scares me.. He looks like a pervert.
Oh, nothing can help this song.. It’s hopeless.

Charles
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Charles

And all of a sudden Studio 54 is back … the drugs are back the disco sounds of the 70s is back … But this is worse than just being outdated, this is not only mocking the incredible Leonard Cohen but also mocking true disco … Who on earth can even think straight (or gay) to actually consider this whole crap either slow tempo or uptempo anything seriously good? It’s pure mockery from top to bottom (pun intended). And only in Eurovision mockery is embraced like a true masterpiece … Lord!

Thiefo
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@Braz that would be interesting indeed… but I’m not completely sure we’ll see San Marino back in 2017 with things as they’re now 😛

M
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M

Serhat is Frans’ biggest opponent competing for the last place in the final.

Good luck to them!

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Still awful.

PhysalisFranchetti
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PhysalisFranchetti

The extended disco version is on Youtube now. I do hope you bring disco to Eurovision Serhat……..and please bring those rather talented male dancers with you…….<3<3<3

Bart
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Bart

I love the disco version much more 😀

uk
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uk

I din`t know
that im gonna vote for you
in the semifinal

Leaf
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Leaf

I am amazed of how Turkey finds a way to troll Europe …… Even tho they officially aren’t participating.

Braz
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Braz

Serhat is really Valentina Monetta 2.0. Remember how Valentina’s song in 2012 was utterly ridiculous, even worse than Serhat’s? I mean, at least he’s not singing about cybersex. Then everyone was crazy about her song in 2013, but maybe people wouldn’t like Crisalide all that much if they hadn’t put their expectations so low for Valentina. I think they’re using the same strategy here, and I wouldn’t be shocked if San Marino actually sends this version to Stockholm, or if Serhat comes back next year with a decent song.

David Who
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David Who

Now all we need are The Hungry Hearts to invade the stage with “Laika” halfway through the performance. 😀

Pastora Soler haha!
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Pastora Soler haha!

I didn’t knowww i didn’t knowwww

Hahahah

Alexander
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Alexander

It’s actually so good in its disco incarnation! Still a bit slow to start, but in this form it is at least interesting. Let’s have some disco in Stockholm!

MisterGrr
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MisterGrr

well…sincerly speaking, this is not good at all. But at least it makes some fun.

It reminds me of “Turkish Star Wars”…oh dear

Gav
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Gav

You know that appalling TV programme on the BBC last week where they humiliated JoeAndJake by showing clips from the 70s and 80s EUROVISION well this version would have fitted very well into that humiliating line up. The disco version takrs it a step further into that territory.

Bhrister Cjorkman
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Bhrister Cjorkman

Between the random crashes and drum hits, no.

olivia
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olivia

It wasn’t very difficult to better the original version LoL, but yes, it’s waaayyy better. Still a bad song tough

Elainovision
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Elainovision

No reply from Serhat yet though!
*refreshes inbox, hopefully*

eeuuaann
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eeuuaann

Better than original, but still bad

Alina
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Alina

The link doesn’t work.

Alina
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Alina

I can’t hear the sound. Why?

Marc
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Marc

I don’t have Spotify so I can’t listen and therefore don’t care.

Yudhistira Mahasena
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Hope they will bring this to Stockholm!

Hans
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Hans

Still crap. A big pile of crap.

beccaboo1212
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Cool! 🙂

Alex
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Alex

It’s MILES better than the original. It actually becomes a good song this way! See, that’s the thing. Serhat’s most well-known song was a swing number… why they gave him a dreary dirge and a totally bizarre music video to accompany it, I have no idea.

@Daro: It is a big deal for San Marino. SMRTV has quite frankly embarrassed itself with this music video. They should do whatever they can to remedy the situation.

EUROFAN MEXICO
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ni se puede escuchar ni me interesa que fea cancion por dios

Daro
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Daro

So what? Big deal..
The fact that this disco mix version might beats some others also weak songs that suck doesn’t mean anything.
San Marino’s song although could work as a vintage song heard in a jazz night club of 70s doesn’t fit in today’s Eurovision.
It would be hella surprising if San Marino gets the qualification to the Final.

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

Lol this is world-class compared to the normal version….
It’s still not good though.

Heikki
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Heikki

I love Serhat’s video. Everytime I feel sad, I watch his video to “undo my sad” (thanks Sanna).

oooops
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oooops

Or wait, surprisingly it sounds like After Dark’s song “Kom ut som en stjärna”

oooops
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oooops

Please select the disco verision!

Thiefo
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It’s better than the normal version, that’s for sure… but I wouldn’t go as far as calling it “good” 😛

PP
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PP

Ukraine 2014 have many version, first from their national final, then version at malta national final, then version for video for eurovision EBU, and then version on stage in Copenhagen.
I hope San Marino wili change to sing disco version at Eurovision.
Belgium 2013 have also change version with revamp before semifinal.

Heikki
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Heikki

All the songs can beat Finland, this isn’t so hard.

jPod
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jPod

It’s better than Sweden’s entry…

Huh
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Huh

It beats Belgium, Finland and Spain.