It might be 2016, but Serhat was partying like it was 1979, evoking the classic disco spirit of New York’s legendary Studio 54 discotheque in the second rehearsal of “I Didn’t Know”.

Following on from what we saw at the first rehearsals, Serhat is continuing with the glamour. Looking sharp in his maroon suit and matching hat, Serhat is accompanied by his five female backing vocalist, all serving disco glam in their silver outfits.

Serhat commands the stage with his seductive charms and swagger, while his backing singers sensually move around him, serving as both his adoring fans and as the objects of his affection.

Some changes have been made to the backdrop, keeping the focus on Serhat and the dancers, without distracting graphics. Because when Serhat’s at the disco, he is the king of the club.

 

San Marino: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

San Marino: Press conference after the second rehearsal

Serhat: Interview after first rehearsal

San Marino’s press conference after first rehearsal

Read all of our Eurovision rehearsal reviews

Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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chessguy99
4 years ago

Considering its sandwiched between two of the more memorable performances of this semi, it could actually do well. People are more likely to remember this than Netherlands or Croatia. Still, no finals for you Serhat.

Ron
Ron
4 years ago

This could actually qualify. I wouldn’t pay too much attention to a load of snooty bloggers in the arena completely dismissing it as a no hoper…..it comes across very well in the video clips.

Eric C
Eric C
4 years ago

Back row of singers need to be lit more. I’d love to make a snarky remark about this is where Hungry Hearts outfits went to, but this ought to earn a respectable number of points in the semi, if it doesn’t sneak through. It’s a memorable performance now.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Might not be a bottom five song afterall!
I am worried that it is getting too far away from being a joke entry and is taking itself a bit too seriously. It might actually do worse as a result.

@Chris – It is ok when Robyn does it because you know that she is using it ironically. Some of the other bloggers…..not so much!

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

A nice addition to the semi-final, but that’s it.

kyllito
kyllito
4 years ago

For me, Serhat still sounds like Pepe Lepew. I still think this will qualify as people will vote because it is funny and kitschy.

BE
BE
4 years ago

@Chris I think you are right. I laughed. 🙂

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

I have a feeling Robyn deliberately chose “realness” in the headline to annoy that commenter who keeps moaning about its overuse.

This is a good thing.

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

This is fun! Hahahah

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

Score based on jury criteria < 5/10

It’s actually presented very well, shame about Serhat and the song. (Serhat has a hat.)

Anton
Anton
4 years ago

Final!

Österrike
Österrike
4 years ago

Hilarious, I am lovin’ it. There is a lot of camel toe realness going on, but my eyes are on the #dilf :p

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

I am loving this more and more every time …… It’s so much FUN I just cannot stop looking at it.
Better than some favorites.