maNga was announced that it would be the band that would represent Turkey in Oslo in the beginning of January and tonight Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 has revealed.
It is a well balanced catchy rock song which most likely will be the one of the favorite songs at the competition.
You can watch the official video and the premier video of Turkish participant which taken from the live appearance of the group at Turkey’s national television TRT and find lyrics and information about the band below.
maNga – We Could Be The Same – Official Preview Video
maNga – We Could Be The Same – Live Premier Appearance
maNga – We Could Be The Same – Eurovision 2010 – Turkey – Video
maNga – We Could Be The Same – Lyrics – Şarkı Sözleri
You could be the one in my dreams You could be much more than you seem And I can’t hide one in that life Do you understand what I mean? I can see that, this could be faith I can love you more than they hate Doesn’t matter who they will blame We can beat them at their own game I can see it in your eyes It doesn’t count as a surprise I see you dancing like a star No matter how different we are For all this time I’m in love with you Don’t even know your name For just one night We could be the same No matter what they say And I feel I’m turning the page And I feel the world is a stage I don’t think that drama will stop I don’t think they’ll give up the rage But i know the world could be great I can love you more than they hate Doesn’t matter who they will blame We can beat them at their own game I can see it in your eyes It doesn’t count as a surprise I see you dancing like a star No matter how different we are For all this time I’m in love with you Don’t even know your name For just one night We could be the same No matter what they say
Manga was formed in the year 2001, being named after the word for Japanese comic books, Manga. Initially, they were mostly underground, playing covers of other rock and metal bands. They came into the public spotlight after finishing runner-up at the Sing your song’ music contest. This caught the attention of artist manager Hadi Elazzi who immediately promoted the band to Sony Music, which resulted in their first, self-titled album being published in 2004, becoming a mass hit.
Following this, they performed at various music festivals and have worked with such famous Turkish singers as Koray Candemir of Kargo, Vega and Göksel. Most of their songs are written by the group members.
The genre of their music was described by Yağmur, the author of most of the songs, as having a touch on nu-metal, rap, hip-hop and mixing these all in a “pot” with melodies of Anatolia.
Manga’s duet with Göksel is included in one of the most successful (with almost a million viewers) Turkish films, Sınav (featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme). Their song Bir kadın çizeceksin was featured among the music of the FIFA 06 game.
The band is considered a headliner for several Turkish music festivals.
Manga took to the stage at the Wembley Arena in London, together with Tarkan on 13 April 2008, but was then cancelled because of the technical problems. They then again took to the stage in London at the O2 Academy, Islington on 4 December 2009.
Having received the Best Turkish Act Award of MTV Turkey in 2009, the band was also deemed worthy of the Best European Act in 2009 at MTV Europe Music Awards.
On 12 January 2010 the Turkish broadcaster TRT announced that Manga will be the Turkish representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.
Members of the band:
* Full name: Ibrahim Ferman Akgül
* Instrument: vocal
* Birthdate: 25 December 1979
* Full name: Yağmur Sarıgül
* Instrument: Electric guitar
* Birthdate: 26 August 1979
* Full name: Cem Bahtiyar
* Instrument: Bass guitar
* Birthdate: 18 January 1979
* Full name : Efe Yılmaz
* Instrument : Turntable
* Birthdate: 3 October 1979
* Full name: Özgür Can Öney
* Instrument: Drums (Pearl elx, Ziller)
* Birthdate: 21 July 1980
(Yazının içeriğinde maNga ‘nın Oslo’da yapılacak olan 2010 Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması’nda Türkiye’yi temsil edeceği We Could Be The Same isimli şarkıyı dinleyebilir / videosunu izleyebilirsiniz.)