We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with San Marino. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best entries of San Marino. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.
Serhat – Say Na Na Na
In 2019, San Marino selected Serhat and his song “Say Na Na Na” to sent in Tel Aviv. The song is entirely in English, with one phrase in Turkish.
It was composed by Ralph Siegel and the lyrics of the song were written by Serhat and Mary Susan Applegate. At the final, the entry placed 19th with 77 points.
This year, San Marino is represented by Serhat. Serhat was born on 24th of October 1964, in Istanbul, Turkey. His full name is Ahmet Serhat Hacipoşalioğlu.
Serhat is a well-known singer, producer and tv host. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of Istanbul University in 1988. A couple of years later, in 1994 he established his own production company. The same year he started producing and hosting the Turkish version of the American game show Jeopardy!
In 1997 he released his debut single. His most known song is Total Disguise which was released in 2004. In 2016, he competed in the Eurovision once again with San Marino. His song “I Didn’t Know” failed to qualify, finishing 12th with 68 points. In 2019, he returned to the contest with the song “Say Na Na Na” and placed 19th, giving San Marino its second qualification.
San Marino in the Eurovision 🇸🇲
San Marino debuted in the contest in 2008. Since then, the country has participated 11 times. Between 2009 and 2010, San Marino didn’t enter the contest due to financial difficulties.
The country has qualified three times for the final, in 2014, 2019 and 2021. Its worst result came in 2008 and 2014, when the country placed last in the semifinal. In 2008, San Marino scored 5 points and in 2014 just one.
What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from San Marino? Let us know in the comment box below.