Best Last Place – 90 songs have come last or shared last at the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the last weeks hundreds of our readers have voted for their favorites. Each voter submitted his personal Top 5. In the next days we will reveal your Top 15. We continue today with a country that is a Eurovision powerhouse today, but had a bad debut in 1975: Turkey!
The only debuting country in 1975 was Turkey. They sent Semiha Yankı a pop music singer, film actress and television presenter from Istanbul to Stockholm. Her entry “Seninle Bir Dakika“ („Only One Minute With You“) is about a brief encounter between two lovers. Yanki sings: “Desire is endless, seeing each other only lasts one minute. Love lasts a whole life, making love only a minute”. Yanki performed the ballad in a flower dress but failed to impress the judges. Maybe it was the Turkish language that sounded too strange to Western European ears at the time? With only 3 points from Monaco, Turkey came last and withdrew from the contest, sulking until 1978.