Nigar Jamal—that’s Nikki to all of you Eurovision fans—knows what it’s like to win a singing contest. Her joy after winning Eurovision 2011 remains one of our favourite moments in recent ESC history. Since then she’s released a few singles, danced with wiwibloggers at the London Eurovision Party, and looked amazing doing it. Well now she’s turning her talents to helping nurture a new generation of pop stars as a jury member on X Factor Türkiye!
A trailer for this year’s series has just been released, and it shows Nikki working a red dress as she says, “A different concept every week!” Among the other judges is Atiye, the German-born Turkish singer who is one of the country’s biggest stars.
X Factor Türkiye trailer
@Rashad my only advice for you to go to a library and search Azeris and Turks roots.
@Maxim, this is a contreversial topic. I’m not going to discuss it here. Speaking similar languages doesn’t always mean they are from the same roots.
@Rashad Turks and Azeris not only share the same language family. Their root are so close Turks and Azeris are Turkic nations. And thats why they are in the same language family because their roots are so close. And people are in Azerbaijan and Turkey physically similar. Of course there are some differences between their culture and it is normal.
@Julya, well, I don’t really think it’s a good comprasion. I mean, people living in Cyprus are Greeks, and they share the same culture, the same language. However Azeris and Turks only share the same language family. And there’s no need to point out that the cultural differences. While Azerbaijan belongs to the Caucasian culture, the Ottoman-Balkan culture is dominant in Turkey.
I have nothing against Turkey, and I’m glad for good relations between the two countries. But waving another flag just after the victory kinda looked lame to me. Eurovision victory is not a big deal anyway. Just saying.
@Tziki,X Factor will pick you as Jury soon:))))Stupid creature
@Rashad, as a native speaker of Turkish, I think that she is sti?? speaking in Azeri, not Turkish; so her Turkish is not bad at all. Azerbaijan is what is Cyprus to Greece for Turkey; so it is normal, her husband is a Turk also. She is a lovely person at all.
And Turkish X Factor isn’t a serious TV show here in Turkey, just jerks care about it. Talent shows have never been events to pick some new artists in Turkey. It’s just about rating and Turks really like Nigar…
Why don’t they pick a judge who can actually sing?
@David,Turkey-Azerbaijan :2 states 1 nation-turks..flags doesn’t matter
@Elgar Vouse,First go and learn singing like Nikki (once in a blue moon)))) then speak))))
Her husband is Turkish Cypriot.
She can’t sing.
Ever since she waved the Turkish flag after winning (which is stupid), Turkey love her. She’s also taken part in a Turkish sitcom. Okey, she may be talented, but is winning Eurovision enough to have the right to judge young talents? I’m not sure. Furthermore, her Turkish is really bad, I’m afraid this may cause a problem.
Btw, one of the judges, Sinan Akcil is the composer of Dum Tek Tek, and the ex-boyfriend of Hadise. Atiye has also been a huge favorite to represent Turkey at Eurovision by the Turkish fans.
Anyway, good luck!