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It's official: maNga for Turkey!

12 January 2010 at 21:53 CET

After months of speculation by the local and also international media, TRT finally confirmed today: "maNga will represent our country in the 55th Eurovision Song Contest".

maNga is a Turkish rap rock band and their music is mainly a fusion of alternative rock and hip hop music, with a touch of Anatolian melodies with electronic elements.

In 2009 they both won the Best Turkish Act award from MTV Turkey and consequently the Best European Act award from MTV Networks Europe in MTV Europe Music Awards 2009.

Last year Hadise represented the country at the 54th Eurovision Song Contest with the song Düm Tek Tek. She finished fourth in the Final.