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Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet Serhat from San Marino

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With the song ‘Say Na Na Na', Serhat will represent San Marino this year. Serhat is set to perform 17th in the first Semi-Final on Tuesday 14 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is the last week of our feature 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', as we count down to the start of the rehearsals for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

This year, San Marino RTV invited Serhat to represent the country for s second time; he participated in 2016 as well, representing the small republic with the song I Didn't Know. Serhat was working on his new album when he got the invitation from San Marino RTV for this year's contest: "San Marino is always in my heart, our friendship lasts forever and ESC 2016 was probably one of the best memories of my career. Despite my tight schedule, it didn’t take me long to decide. I am very proud to represent San Marino for the second time”.

Press photo Serhat (San Marino 2019)
Press photo Serhat (San Marino 2019) © Cem Talu

Who is Serhat?

Serhat is an experienced singer, songwriter and music producer, and has hosted and produced multiple television shows. He has done so, noteably, after graduating from the University of Istanbul as a qualified dentist.

READ MORE: Serhat’s participant profile

You can follow Serhat on the following social media platforms:

Serhat's Song

Serhat will sing Say Na Na Na this year. The song was written by Serhat with Mary Susan Applegate, and composed by Serhat himself.

LISTEN: Stream or download Say Na Na Na via your favourite music service

San Marino at Eurovision 2018

Last year, San Marino reached the 17th place in the second Semi-Final. Jessika featuring Jenifer Brening received 28 points for their song Who We Are and did not make the Grand Final. San Marino is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Eurovision Song Contest this year.

READ MORE: San Marino’s country page

San Marino rehearsal
San Marino rehearsal © Andres Putting

Will Serhat make you Say Na Na Na with his entry for San Marino? Let us know in the comments!

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