#BIRTHDAY: Can Bonomo from Turkey is 33 today
It’s always sad when a country decides to sit out our favourite TV show. And today’s sad enough, when our favourite TV show isn’t actually taking place at all in its usual form. We had a now-absent country yesterday, and we have another one today.
Back in 2012, we saw the last entry to date from Turkey. We want them back, but in the meantime their swansong came from today’s birthday boy Can Bonomo. It came in fellow Turkic nation Azerbaijan in the splendour of the Crystal Hall, and young Can got a massive reception from his Azeri brethren. His boat shenanigans were a nice touch – enough to give him and Turkey a seventh-place finish. The Turks were never afraid to use native writers, and in that respect we really miss them. They did create their own Türkvizyon show, which has sadly died. So, for now, savour a competitive Turkish song, and try to be positive on this day of days.
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton