Turkey – After Azeri national television Ictimai TV and several other Azeri media reported about a month ago that Atiye Deniz would represent Turkey in Düsseldorf, several local Turkish media now report the same. Furthermore Atiye is managed by the same people who are behind Hadise, who represented Turkey in 2009. Obviously TRT has not confirmed anything. Their official statement is expected for early next year. What do you think? Would Atiye make Turkey proud?:
Atiye was born in Germany, her father is from Turkey and her mother from the Netherlands. She went to Turkey to start a music career and in 2007 she released her debut album Gözyaşlarım there. Her song “Don’t think” was watched over 2 million times and in 2007 she got a prize as “Best Newcomer 2007″. In 2009 her second album “Atiye” was released which includes a duet with Teoman Yakupoğlu.
Having her different origins in mind she created a sound influenced by traditional music, R&B and soul. She sings in English and in Turkish.
The last couple of years TRT had always chosen its representative internally, resulting in quite pleasing results.
Here is her song “Don’t think”: