TURKISH MAN SINGS “ROCKABYE: WITH ANNE MARIE ON STAGE
man from Turkey’s Cizre district in the southeastern province of Şırnak shared the stage with British singer Anne Marie to sing along to her famous song “Rockabye” in Istanbul late on Sept. 9.
Mehmet Ali Şulan, 31, who previously came to prominence when videos of him singing along with Anne Marie through a mobile karaoke application called “Smule” became viral on the internet, said he received an invitation from the British popstar and the duo had no chance to rehearse before appearing on stage together.
“I’m very happy and the concert was great,” Şulan told Hürriyet Daily News on Sept. 10.
“It was sort of a miracle for me to be able to make it to Istanbul. She had sent me a message, but I didn’t see it because I wasn’t online for two days. My friends told me about the invitation. I got on the plane at the last minute. I guess luck was on my side,” he also said.
Şulan is known as “Cizreli Mehmet,” meaning Mehmet from Cizre in Turkish.