It’s time for Türkvizyon Song Contest 2014! Below is all you need to know about how to watch and who will sing.
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.
Here’s a full list of the competing nations below:
4. Bosnia & Herzegovina
13. Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia (joined participation)
16. Moldova (Gagauzia)
18. Northern Cyprus [Their participation may not happen]
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.
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)