Turkey's Bonomo: I hope for a better performance in the Eurovision finals (PHOTO)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 25 /Trend/

Turkish Eurovision 2012 representative Can Bonomo noted that he hopes for a better performance at the finals.

Speaking at at the at the press conference after the voting of the second Semi-Finals of Eurovision-2012, Bonomo said he was worried Turkey would not qualify for the finals.

"We were very excited to qualify for the finals in a brotherly country," Bonomo said, who entered the press conference holding two flags - Turkish and Azerbaijani.

Can Bonomo (born 16 May 1987) is a Turkish singer of Sephardic Jewish descent who will represent Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

He started his career by playing guitar at the age of eight. At the age of 17, he began his official career as a vocal productionist in Istanbul.

Turkey will go under #18 in the finals.

Winners of the second semi-finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2012 that is taking place in Baku, have been announced.

Participants of the following countries will perform in the Grand Final on May 26:

Lithuania (Donny Montell with song Love Is Blind)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Maya Sar with song Korake Ti Znam)
Serbia (Zeljko Joksimovic - with song Nije Ljubav Stvar)
Ukraine (Gaitana with song Be My Guest)
Sweden (Loreen with song Euphoria)
Macedonia (Kaliopi with song Crno I Belo)
Norway (Tooji with song Stay)
Estonia (Ott Lepland with song Kuula)
Malta (Kurt Calleja with song This Is The Night)
Turkey (Can Bonomo with song Love Me Back)

Participants of the following countries left the contest as a result of the second semi-finals: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Portugal, Georgia.

The finals of the contest will be hosted on May 26. According to Eurovision Song contest rules, five countries plus the host country will automatically move to the finals. They are Azerbaijan, Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Twenty more countries (ten from each semi-final) will be performing as well.

Azerbaijan is hosting the 57th contest after in 2011 the country won the right to host the contest at Eurovision 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany last May.

Representing Azerbaijan at the contest was the Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) duo with "Running Scared" song. Azerbaijan scored 221 points as the winner of the contest.

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