Arzu Özkaraman aka Arzu Ece was born on the 22nd of September 1963. She has been in the music industry since late 70s. Some of her singles are Sen Yok musun (1976), Dün Bugün Yarın (1976), Beni Sen Çağırdın (1985), Sebebi Yok (1994), Sev (1995), and Master Chemo (2012).
She has participated in the Eurovision Turkish national finals in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991 and 1995 as a solo artist and as part of a group or a duo. Twice has she represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest: In 1989 as a part of group Pan and in 1995 as a solo artist.
In 2009, she was diagnosed with leukaemia and underwent several treatments including chemotherapy. She has written and performed Master Chemo after she got over the illness. Currently, she is living in Florida, USA with her son, participating and organising different events with and for the Turkish community.
Arzu Ece’s Turkish national final participations
In 1987, Ece participated with Keloğlan which she performed with Rüya Ersavcı, Fatih Erkoç and Harun Kolçak. Only two of the 10 participating songs received jury votes that year.
In 1988, she sang Zig Zag duet with Çiğdem Tunç. – Placements were not released that year.
In 1989, she won the national final with Bana Bana as a member of Pan
In 1991, she came 2nd with Sessiz Geceler as a duet with Gür Akad (the guitarist in Halley 1986).
In 1995, she won the national final with Sev this time as a solo artist.