SerhatSerhat will represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time. He is an experienced singer, songwriter, music producer, and has hosted and produced television shows, and all that after graduating from the University of Istanbul as a qualified dentist.
Serhat's television career began when he hosted Riziko, the Turkish version of hit the American quiz show Jeopardy. He produced the show himself and won ‘Best Television Presenter' and ‘Best Television Producer' in Turkey two years in a row.
In 1997, Serhat founded the National and International High Schools Music Contest and has since then been guiding and coaching young talented musicians.
Having mastered the art of dentistry and television, Serhat turned his eye to performing music, launching Total Disguise, a duet with French singer Viktor Lazlo, as his first single. He went on to record three songs with Russian/Georgian star Tamara Gverdtsiteli in both English and Russian and they toured together across Russia, Belarus and Moldova.
Serhat has based his music career in Germany since 2013 and had another international dance hit with Je M’adore which hit the dance charts in several European countries and topped the German DJ and Dance Chart for five weeks. His awards include the 'Golden Key of the City Alexandria' for his international artistic career and 'Fair Play Grand Prize' awarded by the Turkish National Olympic Committee.
But to Eurovision fans, Serhat is best known for representing the Republic of San Marino at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with I Didn't Know. Although Serhat did not make it to the Grand Final, the song reached the 25th position on the Billboard Dance Charts in the United States. The new recording of I Didn't Know featuring legendary Martha Wash from the United States. And in 2018, he released a new version of Total Disguise featuring former Eurovision Song Contest winner Helena Paparizou.
Serhat's new album has been produced in Sweden, Germany, Belgium and France will be released in May 2019.
Serhat has been chosen by San Marino RTV to represent the Republic of San Marino for the second time at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. This time he is not only the artist but the composer and lyricist as well.