Jewish Turk to go to Eurovision

(JTA) — A Jewish singer will represent Turkey at the Eurovision song contest.

Zaman’s online edition reported Tuesday that Can Bonomo, of the city of Izmir, was Turkey’s pick for the annual songfest.

EuroVisionary, a Eurovision fan site, describes the 24-year-old singer songwriter’s style as “stanbulian Music that works with tunes from Alaturca to international indie style” with the Shins, Wax Poetic, the Kinks, the Libertines and the Beatles as influences.

A board selected by the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation chooses the country’s contestant.

This year’s contest will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

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