The build-up to this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Bulgaria is already underway, as Albania’s national final took place last night. But JESC isn’t the only contest heating up. It’s been confirmed that Türkvizyon — the pan-European singing contest for the Turkic community — has decided to launch their own junior version.
The first ever edition of Bala Türkvizyon (Children’s Türkvizyon) will take place in Turkmenistan later this year, most likely in October or November. All competing participants must be aged between 8 to 15, and all entries must be sung in their national language.
Thus far only Kazakhstan has confirmed its participation. They’ll choose their representative on 1 June. Their national selection show, broadcast on Khabar TV from 21:00 CET, will involve a a total of 16 entrants all aged between 8 to 13. The winner will be decided by a combination of jury and televoting.