No, it’s not April Fools day yet and yes, this is actually happening. Eurovision.tv has just confirmed that San Marino‘s Serhat will sing the disco version of his Eurovision song, “I Didn’t Know”. The remix has now been cut down to a three-minute edit for Stockholm.
WATCH: Serhat – I Didn’t Know (Disco Remix)
The movement to change the song to the new disco version started when it was unearthed last week as part of Serhat’s Eurovision EP. A fan campaign quickly started on Twitter, calling for Serhat and San Marino to change versions from the widely panned original. Surely nobody would have actually thought that such a campaign would work on such a scale, though?
Did you think I wasn’t serious? I’m serious. pic.twitter.com/FLwMsaovyU
— Disco Queen of SMR (@elainovision) March 15, 2016
As the song submission deadline had passed, San Marino had to formally request the song change, which the EBU’s reference group has now granted. In a press release, San Marino stated that they decided to use the disco remix due to “the great feedback from our Eurovision friends, media and fans”. This is people power working overtime, y’all!
Reacting to the original
Reacting to the disco version
Some of the comments from our last article show that fans are still divided. Hans comments that it’s “Still crap. A big pile of crap”, whilst Cheesecake simply says “Still awful.” There are defenders though: Alexander says that “It’s actually so good in its disco incarnation! Still a bit slow to start, but in this form it is at least interesting.” All we know is that it makes us want to get our boogie on in Stockholm!
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