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

The finalists

Altai Republic: Artur Marlujokov – Altayym

Azerbaijan: Farid Hasanov – Yasa

http://youtu.be/LVquW6XUYzk

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

http://youtu.be/tF5pgIZMpvk

Ukraine

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.

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Bozkurt BAKU
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Bozkurt BAKU

SUPER SONG CONTEST……we are hero Turkish nationality

Leon
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Leon

I don’t even know why anyone would watch this shit

Melisa J
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Horrendously bad graphics and the show was a little boring. I did enjoy Azerbaijan’s song and the girl from Tuva really rocked it! Now I know about Tuvan throat singing!

Jonathan
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Jonathan

The show was so boring! I enjoyed about 4 performances and the others were either uninteresting or scary (Tuva and Kemerovo, for example…).

D
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D

The only semi-enjoyable song for me was the one from Belarus. Everything else were just total “wtf” moments.

Petar
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Petar

I feel like throwing up… 🙁

Patrick Schneider
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Patrick Schneider

A great show!