It’s time for Türkvizyon Song Contest 2014! Below is all you need to know about how to watch and who will sing.

Türkvizyon 2014

Italy is only just getting over its euphoria after Vincenzo won Junior Eurovision 2014 in Malta but the Turkish-language community has already moved on to its own big week! 26 Turkish language regions will give it their best in the semifinal and final. They take place this week in Kazan, Tatarstan.

The Türkvizyon Song Contest 2014 is the second edition of the Turkish langauge song contest. In 2013, the contest was held in Eskisehir, Turkey with 24 countries/regions participating. The lucky winner was Azerbaijan, represented by Farid Hasanov with his song ‘Yasa’:

Who will participate this year?

26 countries/regions will participate in this years’ edition of Türkvizyon. Belarus announced earlier this year that they would be withdrawing from the party. Altai Republic, Kemerovo and Kosovo will not appear in Kazan either.

It’s not all doom and gloom though y’all: Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Turkmenistan and Iran will ALL debut at Türkvizyon.

Here’s a full list of the competing nations below:

1. Albania
2. Azerbaijan
3. Bashkortostan
4. Bosnia & Herzegovina
5. Bulgaria
6. Crimea
7. Georgia
8. Germany
9. Iran
10. Iraq
11. Kazakhstan
12. Khakassia
13. Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia (joined participation)
14. Kyrgyzstan,
15. Macedonia,
16. Moldova (Gagauzia)
17. Moscow
18. Northern Cyprus [Their participation may not happen]
19. Romania,
21. Tatarstan,
21. Turkey
22. Turkmenistan,
23. Tuva
24. Ukraine,
25. Uzbekistan
26. Yakutia

You can see the announcements and profiles of the artists of Türkvizyon 2014 for each country here.

All eyes will be on Azerbaijan again to see if they can take home the trophy with Elvin Odubadli?

When is Türkvizyon?

The contest has one semifinal that will take place on Wednesday the 19th of November (broadcast starts on TMB at 18h00 local time). Of the 25 participants, 12 will continue to the final that will take place on Friday 21st of November. Maidan Television (MVT) is the host broadcaster and the TatNeft Arena will serve as the venue for the evening.

The vote in both the semifinal and final for the first time will be a combined result of jury and tele-voting. For all the contest rules: click here.

Source: www.tatneft.com
Tatneft Arena will be the host location for Türkvizyon Song Contest 2014. Source picture: www.tatneft.com

Where can I watch Türkvizyon? Links please!

The semifinal will be broadcasted by the local TV broadcasters and online:

Click here for the livestream of the TRT  musik (Turkey)
Click here fot the livesteam of TMB (Turkey)
Click here for the livestream of the ATV  (Azerbaijan)
Click here for the livestream of HAYAT (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Click here for the livestream of Maidan TV (Kazan)
 

You can follow our  Türkvizyon Song Contest 2014 coverage (semifinal results, polls, semifinal results) here.

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MTD
MTD
6 years ago

For the ones that think that THERE ARE ONLY NATIONAL BROADCASTERS IN EACH EUROPEAN COUNTRY, news for you – there are commercial channels, as well. It states that the competition will be broadcast on Hayat in Bosnia, which presumably is “their sponsor”. I don’t get this Turkvizyon, but let them have some fun. 😛

MTD
MTD
6 years ago

Eric Saade in Turkish? That was a pleasant surprise. 😀 😀 😀 (not). 🙂

Nikos
Nikos
6 years ago

@Bram, that makes sense, thanks for answering! Hopefully BHRT brings them back to ESC next year.

Giorgios
6 years ago

Moscow will win for sure but that doesn’t mean I like their song. 2/10

Btw it is a pity contest so I don’t care

Melissa J
6 years ago

The best part is half of the songs are “unknown” (haven’t been revealed to the public) and Tuva apparently showed up last night and wanted to participate. Turkvizyon is so disorganized, it’s kind of entertaining.

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

How is this in any way relevant to Eurovision?

Dar
Dar
6 years ago

farid last year was sol fucking hot

Deniz@TurkNL
6 years ago

No they are Turkish regions

Vladimir
Vladimir
6 years ago

Are Crimea, Khakassia, Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia, Moscow, Tatarstan, Tuva and Yakutia countries?

Jak
Jak
6 years ago

Such a shit.
I do live in Turkey and wasn’t know it is tonight.
Jerkvision it is.

Bram
Bram
6 years ago

@Nikos: Simple. It’s a different broadcaster – HAYAT, not BHRT – participating.

Nikos
Nikos
6 years ago

How does B&H have enough money to sponsor an entry for this contest but not ESC? I get that this is going to be a cheaper participation fee, but it is quite obvious that unlike ESC there is no promotional success for a participant.