Eurovision Song Contest 2016: San Marino – “I Didn’t Know” By Serhat

Serhat-4Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The San Marino song is called “I Didn’t Know” and is performed by Serhat.

ARTIST

Serhat is a successful singer, producer and TV-host who chose to work in the show-business after completing his education in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Istanbul.

He entered the world of television with Riziko, the Turkish version of America’s legendary Jeopardy, where he was both the producer and the presenter.

Serhat’s international music career had huge success with the singleTotal Disguise, performed in a duet with Viktor Lazlo who presented the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest. His following single Chocolate Flavourbecame another popular hit, especially in Greece. In 2007 he collaborated with the Russian/Georgian star Tamara Gverdtsiteli. They performed together in concerts in Moscow, Belarus and Moldova.

19 years ago Serhat founded the National and International High Schools Music Contest and has been guiding and coaching talented young musicians. Since 2013 Serhat’s music career has been based in France and Germany. His latest single Je M’adore was Number 1 for five weeks in a row in the German DJ Charts.

SONG

The Sammarinese entry appears likely to be the most multinational participant of this year’s contest, with several countries involved in the project, showing the real image of Europe: different cultures, traditions and histories under the same flag for the smallest country taking part in the contest.

OFFICIAL VIDEO

OPINION

I love disco as much as the next person but this song for me is a bit dated and possibly a little too creepy. It’s all a bit too Kojak for me and even although after a couple of listens it is kind of growing on me. The disco version of this song was chosen over the original version but trust me the original isn’t too much better.

PREDICTION

I really doubt this will qualify.

LYRICS

“I want to stay with you tonight
Far from every sight and every fear
I got to be inside your mind
And hide into your arms
You have to see this love is real
Come along and live with my emotions
From now on we’ll make a deal
To thrill everything we feel

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
I need you more and more each day
I’ve got to say I am addicted
We’ll sail together through the skies
Your eyes never told me lies

I didn’t know
That I’m falling for you
And my dreams could come true
I didn’t know
That you’re warm like the sun
Our life has just begun
I didn’t know
You’re the one for me
I thought I’d never find
I didn’t know
That you wished for the moon
To provide me the light

I didn’t know
That I’m falling for you
And my dreams could come true
I didn’t know
That you’re warm like the sun
Our life has just begun
I didn’t know
That you’re freezing the time
Just to make you all mine
I didn’t know
With every beat of your heart
I’m melting into you

I didn’t know
That I’m falling for you
And my dreams could come true
I didn’t know
That you’re warm like the sun
Our life has just begun
I didn’t know
You’re the one for me
I thought I’d never find
I didn’t know
I didn’t know
I didn’t know

I didn’t know”

Good luck Serhat!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!