Serhat made a splash when he brought the seductive disco groove of “I Didn’t Know” to the Globe Arena. It was a dramatic road getting there, but this got us thinking — why doesn’t Serhat take his experience from Stockholm and give Eurovision another go in 2017? Here are 13 reasons why we want Serhat to return to Eurovision.

1. He can be San Marino’s comeback king

It worked for Valentina Monetta — she represented San Marino for three years in a row, each time performing better than the year before. Serhat can use what he learned in Stockholm and take San Marino into the grand final.

2. He needs an opportunity to use his holograms

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San Marino weren’t allowed to use their holograms in Stockholm. The director-general of SMRTV threatened legal action, but what better way to get revenge than for Serhat to show up in Kyiv with even more holograms? Imagine a dozen Serhat holograms!

3. He needs to fully realise his creative collaboration with Manfred Thierry Mugler

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French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler was the creative director behind the original “I Didn’t Know” video. The plan was also for him to create Serhat’s staging in Stockholm, but this was scrapped when the song changed. This creative partnership must have a chance to make it to Eurovision.

4. He listened to his fans by changing to the disco version of “I Didn’t Know”

When the disco remix of “I Didn’t Know” was released, fans loved it and urged Serhat to use that version. He listened and made the switch, delivering the disco-tastic version of the song in Stockholm. Serhat gets Eurovision.

5. His backing singers were on point

With Serhat using a sing-talking style, it was up to his glamorous backing singers to deliver the melodic and harmonic heft of the song. And they excelled, providing sweet disco harmonies to support Serhat’s seductive lead vocal.

6. He wore a monocle headband

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There’s no doubt that Serhat is a very stylish gentleman with a keen interest in fashion, but he raised the level when he sported a monocle headband in the original video for “I Didn’t Know”. We need to see more of this fashion risk-taking at Eurovision.

7. He didn’t use Ralph Siegel

As much as we admire Ralph Siegel for his contribution to Eurovision over the past 40 years, it was nice to see San Marino go in a different direction for 2016. Serhat used a team of Turkish songwriters and French creatives — and we’d be happy to see that again.

8. He wants to pee inside your mind

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Wait, what? Oh, sorry – we misheard the lyrics. Never mind.

9. He slayed at the #wiwijam

It was the day after Serhat missed out qualifying in the first semi-final, but he turned up at the #wiwijam and put on a show, performing the original version of “I Didn’t Know”. Serhat seduced the audience and left everyone feeling like he was singing for them alone.

10. There are no singers left in San Marino

They’ve already used Valentina Monetta three times and who else is there in the micro state? Case in point: San Marino recently ran a TV talent show and one of the stand-out acts was a guy who made artworks out of glitter string. It’s Serhat or nothing.

11. He just made you pregnant by looking at this photo

I want to sleep upon your skin
Run against the wind to reach your passion
I lay my future in your hands
We’ll dance under the stars

12. He gives great interviews

Every time we talked to Serhat, we always learned something new from him. He had great insights to offer about his Eurovision experience and the creative process. We need Serhat to make the Kyiv press centre come alive.

13. He wants to see us again as much as we want to see him

Of course we miss you, Serhat!

What do you think? Should Serhat represent San Marino in 2017? Can he take the micro state into the final? Share your thoughts below!

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Santiago
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Wow, wonderful weblog layout! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you make running a blog look easy. The whole look of your site is wonderful, as smartly as the content!

Pavel
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Pavel

Good PR article.
Please publish the next with the title “13 reasons why Serhat will win Eurovision 2017”. )

Bob
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Bob

San Marino Citizens don’t want Serhat for rappresenting San Marino ESC 2017! They want a San Marino artist first of all! SAN MARINO SAYS NO SERHAT!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

So long as it ain’t neo-disco…

Did someone say a duet with Valentina? That might work. >:-)

MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease
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MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease

I agree with the former poster, changing the arrangement of the entry this year was not a good idea.

aus
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aus

Sure if he sends something like je madore

Donna
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Donna

they better send Valentina AND Serhat.

nooo
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nooo

NO GOD! NO GOD, PLEASE NO Serhat , NO , No no no no nooo

If he can , why not 2015 Michele Perniolathe aka the No Guy to return?

Ryan
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Ryan

If Valentina and Serhat came back as a duo they would win

Laburnum
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Laburnum

Have we forgotten Valentina???

Jonas
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Jonas

No, I don’t particularly want him back, even if he is a nice guy. The song was dreadful, the disco switch was just misguided pandering to a perceived gay audience, he wasn’t even from San Marino and he paid his way in which sets a bad precedent.
Nah, not for me – sorry!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Yas daddy Serhat, cum baque to the contest <3
inb4 he represents Turkey…

Thiago
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Thiago

It will be Eurovision with or without him.

jjajaj
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jjajaj

I liked him. He surprised me during semifinal with good perfomance. And I have to admit that his vocal is one and only.

Mark Beckenbreur
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Mark Beckenbreur

No, thanks.

Mitchelvaneijk
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I hope he never comea back

an esc fan
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an esc fan

Serhat (San Marino), Michal Szpak (Poland), and Sandja (Finland) were the target of jokes for misunderstood lyrics. Maybe this is wake up call for artists to sing in their first language.

Priska
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Priska

I lost it at that talent show 😀
It’s impressive, though.

Alenn
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Alenn

2015: “Chain of farts”
2016: “Pee inside your mind”

I’m expecting some serious sh*t from San Marino in 2017!!!

an esc fan
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an esc fan

Serhat should have a colaboration with Buranovskiye Babushki (2 of them are close to his age), not with young girls.

Alenn
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Alenn

Why not? I know the Sanmarinese are pissed off and will probably withdraw, but they could think again and extend their collaboration with Serhat for one more year. They have nothing to lose, so they might as well keep trolling us! 😀

oooops
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oooops

I don’t even think that San Marino will return, but I want both of San Marino and Serhat to return, because Serhat must get the opportunity to sing in French, Turkish… anything but English.

Sora
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Sora

14. He is daddy

pasi
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pasi

No!

Unknown Spaniard
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Unknown Spaniard

Serhat needs to do a comeback! Go Serhat!

khm
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khm

Vasilije Ojdani? needs a medical examination.

Meriem Glykku
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Did you see that Vasilije Ojdanic is trying Eurovision with San Marino?

The song is called “Perfume”,
click on my name, the link leads to the song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5qv4lK5Slg