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Friday, May 21, 2010

What Makes Tarkan Unique

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Tarkan critics have been walking down the same path recently after doing a big U-turn on their thoughts about the Turkish megastar.

Sabah correspondent entertainment columnist Şengül Balıksırtı, once a faithful member of the anti-Tarkan lobby in the press, has handed in her membership to the anti-Tarkan club with her most recent article.

"Who Can Hold Tarkan Back!"

Screencap of reportBalıksırtı touched on his performance at the 16th Kral VMAs and his latest track "Sevdanın Son Vuruşu" ("Love's Last Strike").

"On the subject of Tarkan... This is what I call getting back up from where you fall in one swift professional stroke. Very clever, very professional... While everyone in the sector was laughing behind his back "oh he's finished", the evening did Tarkan good. He came out on stage, did his show with a single song in front of the [music] sector, made people applaud and then left. Plus, as Tarkan's company organised the event every detail was fully thought through, his fans were brought there and placed right in front of the stage (it was a part of the show). If he had promoted his album through any other organisation it wouldn't have generated so much interest. Is Kral TV wondering whether this was their evening or Tarkan's, I wonder?

"Meanwhile, let me describe Tarkan's stage magnetism with the words of someone who watched him for the first time: "When I listened to the song I hadn't like it much but after watching Tarkan on stage I really loved it, I was hooked. This is what being a star is all about. If anyone else had sang that song, it wouldn't have worked." This is what makes Tarkan unique..."

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