INFEvision Video Contest 2020: Mabel Matiz to represent Turkey with the song “Toy”
INFEvision 2020, the video contest held by the International Network of Fan Clubs of Eurovision (I.N.F.E) is unfolding this week with the presentation of the competing acts and songs.
The INFEvision 2020 line up continues to unfold with the representative from Turkey. The local INFE Turkey club run by the fan community of EurovisionDream has selected Mabel Matiz to represent Turkey with the song “Toy”.
About Mabel Matiz
Fatih Karaca (born 31 August 1985), better known by his stage name Mabel Matiz, is a Turkish pop music singer-songwriter.
He chose his stage name from 2 different words that he was inspired by. “Mabel” is from the Turkish novel Kumral Ada Mavi Tuna by Buket Uzuner. It is the nickname of Tuna who is one of the main characters. “Matiz” is a slang word in the old Greek language meaning “drunk”. “Mabel Matiz” reflects his point of view about the world and life.
He began releasing his own songs via Myspace in 2008. Turkish music producer Engin Akıncı noticed his songs and offered him an album. He released his first studio album, Mabel Matiz, in 2011 with Esen Müzik label. Except two songs, which were written by Birhan Keskin and Yalçın Tosun, all of the other pieces were written and composed by Mabel Matiz himself
He released his second studio album, ‘Yaşım Çocuk’, in 2013 with DMC label. He covered popular Yıldız Tilbe song “Aşk Yok Olmaktır” in this album. Various songs from the album, including “Zor Değil”, “Aşk Yok Olmaktır”, “Yaşım Çocuk” and “Alaimisema” became popular hits and Milliyet Sanat awarded it as the “Album of the Year”. He contributed in Aysel Gürel tribute album, Aysel’in, in June 2013 by performing Sezen Aksu cover “Sultan Süleyman”.
In 2015 he released his studio album ‘Gök Nerede’ with the album ‘Maya’ to follow in 2018. His latest work his the album ‘Toy” which is the titled of the album’s leading track.
Watch below the competing video of “Toy”:
This year’s edition was launched in the first days of October with INFE Romania revealing the INFEvision 2020 slogan “Riding the Ages” . From that point all INFE clubs were given a period until end of October to confirm participation to the host country. A total of 19 countries around the globe will eventually be participating in this year’s contest, which is a new record number for the comeptition itself after last year’s 18 countries. Unfortunately Armenia and Azerbaijan decided to withdraw due to the war conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ( Artsakh).
The Grand final is set to take place on December 19 in the city of Resita in Romania.