Friday, 27 April 2012

ESC 2012, semi-final 2 - Turkey

Can Bonomo (born May 16 1987) is a Turkish singer of Sephardic Jewish descent who will represent Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Can was born in Izmir, Turkey, and started his career by playing guitar at the age of eight. He went to the Private Izmir MEV Primary School and Private MEV High School. At the age of 17, he began his official career as a vocal productionist in Istanbul. At the same time, Can went on with studying TV and cinema at the Istanbul Bilgi University with his programmes being aired on popular radio channels such as Number One FM, Radio101 and Radio Class. Then his radio programmes were followed by programmes in international TV channels such as MTV and Number One TV.

During his career Can released one album, Meczup, in 2011 and he won the 2011 Golden Butterfly Television Arward for Best New Artist.

Can was in January 2012 internally selected to represent Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. In February 2012 Can revealed his song Love Me Back to the public.

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