Another epic Turkish song echoing in Uzbekistan is "Arada Sirada", Ajda Pekkan's 2011 smash hit. Feruza Egamova's "Ishq fasli" gives some minor changes to the dance version of Ajda's version and translates the song to the Uzbek language. While it's an ok song, it's bleak compared to the original. One does not mess with divas...
Atiye, the Turko-Dutch sensation that was supposed to represent Turkey in the ESC 2013 before the withdrew altogether, is known for her unique sound. I think this video is only partially successful, there's nice scenes, but mixing studio and outside footage makes it kind of a mishmash. My two cents: go with an storyline video, or with a dance video. Not both.
Former model Petek Dinçöz is back with a track written by Turkish pop anti-hero Gülsen. While I liked the style of her previous single "Çekil" better it's a terrific video production, and it shows her in a different light.
Once the epitome of artistry in the Turkish pop world, Sertab Erener hit a bad note. This song is nothing but melodramatic and pathetic. From the video, to the music to the lyrics. It's a shame because Sertab is one of the best voices of Turkish music.
Gülşen looks great in her new video for Yatcaz Kalkcaz, and even so, I'm slightly disappointed. Where's the aggressive Gülşen that brings a strong fashion image? I find the "plot" of the video slightly cheesy and I don't see the point of it. Previous Gülşen videos might have had a plot, but did not have such obvious bad acting in it. One word of advice: Gülşen, please just be pretty in your videos, and don't try to make more out of it.
Hande couldn't resist the peroxide temptation and returned to the familiar hair color of canary yellow. Apart from this dreadful hair choice this video is a lust for both fashion and Hande Yener lovers. Hande has always been one of Turkey's more avant guarde artists, and she's keeping up to that reputation. Musically she's getting a little more traditional I have to say. No more Hipnoz electro experiments from her.
Demet's star has seen brighter days, her repetoir is getting very repetitive. In her latest "video" she shows us one of her typical concerts lots of smoke and mirrors, and no voice to support it. I have first hand information that she doesn't even sing on her shows. Apart from that, she doesn't seem very engaged with her public either!
Finally Bengü released a song again worthy of her star status! This club banger wil assure her of another giant hit on the Turkish charts! Also the video is nice with lots of different shots where she looks stunning, as usual.
Hande Yener went all the way to Amsterdam to record this melodramatic video. She sure had better ones in the past, and the camerawork looks kinda amatorial, but she's stunning as always, and there is some good shots in this video.
Far away from the glittering glamour of Istanbul, this is the real Turkey, and Sertab takes us there in her latest video. I can't say I think the song is up to par with Ozan Çolakoğlu's collabo with Gulsen i wrote about recently, but I always love seeing Sertab in a video!
FINALLY it's here, the new video of Turkish singer Gülşen. This song is set to be a major hit over there, and now that the video is out, the potential just became bigger. In the video Gülşen is handcuffed to producer Ozan Çolakoğlu as they run away from the police together. The video could have been a little bit more dynamic, but i think it's quite tasteful.
So, making a video, how hard can it be? That's what 2005 Eurovision singer Gülseren thought when making her latest video for "Dön". Well video is a big word, I saw cameras accidentally turned on make better footage. To prove my point Ebru Gündeş stops by and shows us how it's done. Needless to say who's winning this contest...
MELODRAMA ALERT, or just bad acting. This Turkish singer got on my nerves from the first second. Her fake and somewhat spastic movements are more hilarious than effective. Please someone put an end to this!
Are you as exited as us?
As she's one of Turkey's biggest acts, I'd expect something more from her, instead we get a combination of video and song that belong back in 2001. Also while most Turkish stars do so much to look younger, she actually managed to look older than her real age. Missed potential!
Like the title says. This is atrocious. This 'song' sounds like a spoiled kid made her daddy buy a music studio for her. When Hadise is not busy talking, her vocal ability is quite disturbing. She even resorts to barking. If I once praised her for innovation, I'll denounce her now for regression.
While Turkish popstat Gülsen was inspired by the 60's movie "Funny Face", Manzura from Uzbekistan received her inspiration from the former. It's clear how much this video, the make-up and even the clothing resemble the video of "Yeni Biri". The only thing is Manzura comes off a bit full of herself, and the lipstick is put too far out of her lips to the point where it's kind of clownesque...