Hayde, indeed! Turkey is back on track in this competition.
Can Bonomo - Love Me Back (Turkey 2012)
Ever since back in the day, when nobody voted for Turkey or paid them much attention, I have cherished their entries and held them as one of my favourite ESC countries. So it feels very good indeed to see that the mishap of 2011 was nothing but the occasionally slip and not a new trend in Turkish entries.
Can Bonomo is really bringing Turkey back to form with a catchy rhythm, a singalong chorus and a fun performance. What is even better is that this oriental ditty also manages to be quite divisive and not everyone's cup of tea.
Anything that can annoy people and be entertaining at the same time is most welcome.
The only reason it is not higher in my list is (apart from strong competition) Can himself. The rest of his output is wilder, more daring, less streamlined, has sharper edges.
I would have liked to see what kind of emotion some of his other sings might have stirred up in Baku.
My grade: 4/5