Turkey – It’s official! Can Bonomo will represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Azerbaijan. So once again, every single rumor in Turkish media and on Eurovision sites (including ours) was wrong again. Apparently there were also negotiations with Atiye Deniz but after lengthy discussions between the directors of the channel Can Bonomo was chosen to fly the Turkish flag in Baku.
Can Bonomo started to play guitar at age 8 and began working professionally as a musician at 17. At the University of Istanbul, he was a student of the Department of Cinema and Television. He worked as a radio announcer, was a producer of programs on MTV, and appeared in several television commercials. His first album, “Meczup” was released last year after nearly two years of preparation. The singer cites The Shins, Wax Poetic, The Libertines and The Beatles as his main influences, and is considered an indie artist of the genre. In 2011, he received the award for best artist of Radio Bogazici.
Here is his biggest hit “Meczup”: