Last night we reported on the 12 acts that advanced from the Türkvizyon 2014 semi-finals to the final. Well, after reviewing their dodgy vote counting, organisers are adding three more acts to the final: Vladlena Ivanova Sakhaya from Yakutia, Ismail Matev from Bulgaria and Elvin Ordubadli from Azerbaijan. Bet you can’t say that three times fast…

There were two pretty glaring errors in last night’s vote count, which are now circulating the Internet. First, Turkmenistan gave itself five points, taking its score from 164 to 169. That put them ahead of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Yakutia, who were all originally eliminated. Second, Bosnia & Herzegvona received 171 points…but if you actually add their points up they only received 168, which would have knocked them out. Oopsey.

Türkvizyon 2014 Finalists

1. Tatarstan — Aydar Suleymanov with ‘Atlar chaba‘
2. Turkey — Funda Kiliç with ‘Hoppa‘
3. Kazakhstan — Zhanar Dugalova with ‘Izin korem’
4. Bashkortostan — Zaman with ‘Kubair‘
5. Moscow — Kazan World with ‘Sine Ketem‘
6. Kyrgyzstan — NON STOP with ‘Seze bil‘
7. Macedonia — Kaan Mazhar with ‘Yolumu bulurum’
8. Iran — Barish Grubu with ‘Heydar baba’
9. Crimea — Darina Siniçkina with ‘Gider isen‘
10. Uzbekistan –Aziza Nizamova with ‘Dunyo bolsin omon’
11. Bosnia & Herzegovina — Mensur Salkic with ‘Šutim’
12. Turkmenistan — Züleyha Kakayeva with ‘Shikga-Shikga bilerzik’
13. Bulgaria – Ismail Matev with ‘Yollara, taslara’
14. Yakutia – Vladlena Ivanova Sakhaya with ‘Kyn’
15. Azerbaijan – Elvin Ordubadli with ”Divlerin Yalqizligi’

THE TÜRKVIZYON SONG CONTEST 2014 FINAL WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER. TO WATCH ONLINE:

Click here fot the livesteam of TMB (Turkey)
Click here for the livestream of Maidan TV (Kazan)

YOU CAN FOLLOW OUR  TÜRKVIZYON SONG CONTEST 2014 COVERAGE HERE.

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Max
Max
6 years ago

@leon I agree your second reason but i dont agree 1. Turkey wants to destroy big 5 because of inequality. I think they are right about big 5. Big 5 is just a bullshit. Any other country must protest big 5 too. But I think the most important reason about Turkey’s withdraw is their government.

Erin
Erin
6 years ago

btw, Kazakhstan won with 225 points and Turkey came last with 128 points, but who cares when the voting procedure is the least important and transparent part of the show??

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

@Leoben – Actually Turkey withdrew because 1. They wanted to become one of the “Big 5 countries” and 2. because the country is becoming more and more secular and ultra-religious by day. But, nice try.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

wiwibloggs is the world’s most read independent web site devoted to the turkvizyon, oh wait i mean eurovision

Leoben
Leoben
6 years ago

Turkey had withdrawn from Eurovision because there was a crazy decision in Eurovision which allowed certain countries to go to the final directly. This really deserved protest, any country should protest that. Eurovision is a contest with a long history and character, so why ruin the competition completely and absurdly by making such a ridiculous decision, which is impossible to understand? Why should certain countries go to the final directly? What does that mean? What was the message?

Leoben
Leoben
6 years ago

Turkmenistan song is my favorite. I did not know their self-vote however. Turkey song is disappointing. Ukraine was good but it was eliminated. Bashkortostan and Russia songs are good, so is the Iran song.

joey
joey
6 years ago

The issue on “bloc-voting” is kinda crappy anymore!!!! The said issue is very irrelevant and inevitable already!!! Some people should get over it already!!! But since there are some influential people like “Dr. Eurovision” or Terry Wogan that’s shoving down the bloc-voting thing down our throats, we could not just avoidso easily!!! Ugh!!! It’s kinda annoying!!! No, it is SOOOOOOOOO ANNOYING!!!

dragvision
dragvision
6 years ago

Not only but turkvision is more gay friendly then esc, many erotic male dancers this year, many daiva, many hunks singers…. All that have make loved esc at the gay comunity.

Lin
Lin
6 years ago

You people should all calm down.
It’s just the second edition of Türkvizyon, failures happened even in Eurovision >.>
And btw, TRT did NOT launch this contest, TMB TV is the producer.
TRT just broadcasted the 2013 contest!
And no one has the right to call other countries “criminal-states”, didn’t some Eurovision winner tell us to be more tolerant?

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Melissa, the Tuva situation may well have been due to a missed flight or something like that, since the delegation arrived apparently the day after the semi-final draw (which, yes, was the day before the semi-final). Probably they don’t do the semi-final draw any further out because they want to have a low-cost way to do it in one place with all the official delegations there.

Melissa J
6 years ago

Turkvizyon is very disorganized, and it seems thrown together last minute every year. Last year it was in December, so I was surprised they moved up the date earlier this year. Also, Tuva showed up the night before the Semifinal and asked to participate, and no website had the full song list. It’s a bit of a scramble every year. But in the end, it’s all supposed to be good fun. The whole issue is a bit hilarious though.

Mark
Mark
6 years ago

Turkmenistan should be disqualified. The hosts of this year contest showed that they are not well organized and that they are not professional. A shame.

Erin
Erin
6 years ago

Turkvizyon just shot itself in the leg. It is a Turkish self-made farce that wouldn’t have seen the light of day unless an authoritarian decree was issued to solidify Turkish geopolitical ambitions by gathering all Turkic ethnic groups that form countries and territories sharing similar cultural and linguistic traits. One could argue there’s nothing wrong with that, just like the Francophonie gathers French speaking countries, but the difference is that Turkvizyon was born out of insult and insolence and not as a genuine display of a musical gathering with fair play rules, just like Russia came up recently with the… Read more »

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

You knew something had to be wrong because Azerbaijan actually failed to qualify, right?

Adrian
Adrian
6 years ago

IMO I would have disqualified Turkmenistan because you’re not allowed to vote for yourself
But since it’s Turkmenistan and is really close to Turkey….let them be in the final
Also…the voting between Bosnia, Bulgaria and Macedonia (Also Albania, I think) were kinda “block voting” don’t you think?
Turkey wanted something different with Turkvizyon but they get the same thing like in Eurovision
Isn’t that a bit ironic?

davved
davved
6 years ago

OMG.. what do you expect when CRIMINAL-states are competing…. this is just ridiculous..

crooks…

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
6 years ago

@Leon Turkvizyon was launched by TRT as a direct response to Eurovision, after Turkey’s withdrawal. And there’s a huge overlap between both fan bases. Hence the relevance.

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

Umm…talk about failure at using a 20th century invention effectively…yes I’m referring to calculators. And, why is this “song contest” even relevant to this blog?