Bonomo in Baku for rehearsal
AZERBAIJAN - Anatolia News Agency
Can Bonomo. AA PhotoTurkey’s Eurovision Song Contest representative Can Bonomo held his first rehearsal in Baku May 16 in preparation for the 57th Eurovision Song Contest. Bonomo’s rehearsal of his song “Love Me Back” took place at the Crystal Hall where he was accompanied by five male dancers.
When asked during a press conference if he would carry the Azerbaijani flag if he was to win the contest this year, in the same style that the Azerbaijani singers Nigar and Eldar did after winning the 56th Eurovision Song Contest last year the pop artists confirmed he would. “Yes, definitely. I will come on to the stage with the Azerbaijani flag,” he said.
Asked how tension between Turkey and Israel affected him as a Turkish citizen of Jewish background, Bonomo said, “I am an artist and a singer. I pay high attention to my career. There are nice individuals here from various nations. All I can tell you is that I am representing Turkey here in this international competition. I’m very honored to represent Turkey.”
Bonomo also celebrated his birthday on the stage.