San Marino: Serhat to present song on 9th March

Multinational team behind 2016 entry

Serhat Julien Berger Wibmedia
San Marino

Serhat is the singer chosen by San Marino RTV to represent the country in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The multinational team behind the San Marino entry is proud to announce that the song and video will be revealed in a press conference to be held at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris on the 9th March at 15:00 CET.

Multinational team

As previously announced, Turkish born singer Serhat will be performing the San Marino entry in 2016, he was educated in Germany, and has had a music career in Germany and France, and his single Je M'adore topped the DJ and Dance charts in several European countries

The composer of the song is Turkish; Olcayto Ahmet Tugsuz, while the lyrics are penned by the Greek, Nektarios Tyrakis. Both have Eurovision experience.

Tugsuz took part three times in the Eurovision Song Contest as a lyricist, composer and singer for Turkey. Tyrakis wrote the lyrics for Shake It, Sakis Rouvas’ entry that reached third place in 2004 and the year after he was also the lyricist for Belarus.

Along with the English version there will be versions in Italian, French and other languages.

The Italian lyrics are written by Mariella Nava, one of the most appreciated Italian composers and lyricists for her brilliant melodies and for the deep intensity of her lyrics. Many artists performed her songs, among whom Andrea Bocelli, Mina, Loredana Bertè, Mia Martini, Gianni Morandi, Grace Jones, Dionne Warwick and many others. 

The French lyrics are written by Stéphane Laporte, author of the French versions of musicals such as The Wizard Of Oz, Shrek The Musical, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Fiddler On The Roof and Grease.

The San Marino song was recorded at the Piste Rouge Studios in Brussels, and arranged by the French musician Cyril Orcel who worked in France, Belgium and the United States, especially as composer for symphonical /classical music.

Manfred Thierry Mugler & Serhat Julien Berger Wibmedia

The whole artistical team is guided by Manfred Thierry Mugler the  Concept and Creative Director of the San Marino entry.

It is a  truly multinational project, with a Turkish singer, Greek and Turkish composers, and sung in English. There is Italian management and a German label all taking part for San Marino in this exciting adventure. ‘We all came here together’ stated Marco Vannuzzi by 23 Music, referring to the theme of this year's contest in Sweden.

What type of song do you expect from San Marino in 2016? Tell us below.

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