Serhat

Serhat

I Didn't Know

Country
🇸🇲 San Marino
First Semi-Final
Finished 12th
Song
I Didn't Know
Written by
Nektarios Tyrakis
Composed by
Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz
Broadcaster
Radio Televisione della Repubblica di San Marino

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. 

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 single Total Disguise, performed in a duet with Viktor Lazlo who presented the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest. His following single Chocolate Flavour became 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.

Things you should know about Serhat

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. Multinational team
  2. Romantic
  3. Sincere

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

  1. Perfectionist
  2. Fighter
  3. Teamplayer

Do you have a lucky routine before going on stage?

"My mint tea and a short prayer"

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?

"Actually I have always been a big Eurovision Song Contest fan"


Lyrics of I Didn't Know

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

Updates about Serhat

Watch tonight: The first Semi-Final live from Stockholm

4 years ago
Anna Velikova (EBU)

It is decision time for the Juries

4 years ago
Serhat with Eurovision 2008 presenter Jovana Joksimović (aka Janković)

Serhat concludes European promotional tour

4 years ago
Serhat

San Marino changes to disco version of "I Didn't Know" for contest

4 years ago