Twenty-four acts competed in the Turkvizyon 2013 semi-finals, but only 12 have advanced to Friday’s grand final. Not all of the videos from the semis have been published online, but we’re including what we can below. You can watch a re-cap of all 24 performances above. From traditional to rock to R&B to WTF, Turkvizyon — or Turkeyvision as some of y’all have said — had it all. An added perk of the show? We now know where the Altai Republic is!
You can watch Saturday’s grand final via a live stream by clicking here. xoxo, Team Wiwi
Altai Republic: Artur Marlujokov – Altayym
Azerbaijan: Farid Hasanov – Yasa
Belarus: Gunesh – Son hatiralar
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Emir & Frozen Camels
Kazakhstan: Rin ‘n Go
Kyrgyzstan: Çoro – Tooluk kyz
North Cyprus: Aytunç & Simge Akdogu
Kosovo: Ergin Karahasan – Su Prizen
Uzbekistan: Nilufar Usmonova – Unutgin (Forget Me)
Tatarstan: Alina Sharipzhanova – Üpkelemim
Turkey: Manevra – Sen, Bin, Bez
Special congratulations to Altai, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Northern Cyprus, Tatarstan and Uzbekistan who will be contesting their first international singing contest finale!
Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)