Turkey stormed out of Eurovision following the 2012 contest, and their ongoing spat with the EBU has, in so many ways, given life to Türkvizyon — the pan-Turkic singing contest that features the likes of Azerbaijan, Iraq and Syria (and lesser known autonomous regions including Gagauzia and Sandžak). The third edition of the contest has come to an end and Kyrgyzstan’s Jeedesh Idirisova has emerged as the winner.

Her fierce performance of “Kim Bilet” (“Who Knows”) left us with one big question on our minds: Is she the Kyrgz cousin of Eurovision 2004 winner Ruslana? This number wowed with its tribal fire. Jeedesh worked leather boots, fur accents and most of all a sultry voice to deliver dance-pop at its finest.

Kyrgyzstan: Jeedesh Idirisova with “Kim Bilet”

https://youtu.be/Py5W-F7WnFs

Special Awards

She wasn’t the only winner. Iraq walked away with the Peace Award, while Syria grabbed Most Sympathic. Germany received a special jury award, suggesting it has the most potential as a radio hit.

Türkvizyon 2015: Full Results

  1. Kyrgyzstan: Jiidesh Idirisova with “Kim Bilet” (194 points)
  2. Kazakhstan: Orda with “Olay Emes” (185)
  3. Turkey: Görkem Durmaz with “Hirçin Sular” (175)
  4. Republic of Macedonia: Kaan Mazhar with “Böyle Olmamaliydi”(165)
  5. Syria: Adil San with “Gelis” (165)
  6. Bulgaria: Big Star Life with “Istanbuldayiz” (162)
  7. Azerbaijan: Mehman Tagiyev with “Istanbul” (155)
  8. Albania: Xhoi Bejko & Visar Rexhepi with “Adi Hasret” (154)
  9. Northern Cyprus: Ipek Amber with “Sessiz Gidis” (154)
  10. Gagauzia: Valentin Ormanji with “Sev Beni Sev” (154)
  11. Germany: Derya Kaptan with “Sessiz Çiglik” (153)
  12. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Adis Škaljo with “Pa Šta” (153)
  13. Ukraine: Anna Mitioglo with “Baasla bana” (148)
  14. Kosovo: Tolga Kazaz with “Sevmek Günah Midir?” (141)
  15. Sandžak: Almedin Varošanin with “Iz” (140)
  16. Georgia: Anar Askerov with “Tenha yürek” (138)
  17. Iraq: Oguz Sirmali with “Serenat” (137)
  18. Iran: Reza Esbilani with “Menim Arzum” (134)
  19. Romania: Edvin Eddy with “Seviyorum, Anlasana” (131)
  20. Belarus: Aleksandra Kazimova with “Azadliq” (126)
  21. Uzbekistan: Uzbek KaaPlya (Ajnabiy) and Hurdona with “Azadlik” (119)

What do you think of the winner? Does it have shades of Ruslana to you? How does it compare to some recent Eurovision winners? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

That was good!

TS
TS
5 years ago

This is not the video from the grand final.

This is the right on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ4hYlSu8_U

Vladimir
Vladimir
5 years ago

Some on the list are not countries. For example, Sandzak is in Serbia and Gagauzia is in Moldova. Have no idea how they created this system.

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
5 years ago

The winning song is great!

Omar - Mexico
Omar - Mexico
5 years ago

Good song, but last year winner was way better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCVupX8udIk

MTD
MTD
5 years ago

First of all, this contest is contested by “countries” or the ones that apply (from singers/songs) from regions that hae ethnic Turks/Turkish people within their borders. Like, Belarus/Macedonia etc.

This was actually held in an arena (Wiki info) but its production values are way below what was presented last year.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Also, what a downgrade: last year was held in an arena and this year in a studio.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Most sympathetic award to Syria?
Peace to iraq?

Surely not for political reasons. Maybe their version of Miss Congeniality?

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

Forgive my ignorante, but how is Germany a turkic country? Is it because of all the inmigrants?
I wasn’t aware slavic countries participated either.

danny
danny
5 years ago

Azerbaijan & Turkey and Macedonia were the best

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

That was a beautiful performance and singing.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Kyrgyzstan was my favorite tonight. Congratulations! 😀

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

I always miss it for some reason.

Jesper
Jesper
5 years ago

‘Iraq walked away with the Peace Award’

This is so wrong on so many levels. Like how can you get a peace award at a singing competition? Am I missing something? And of all the countries you give it to Iraq?

ryan mcallen
ryan mcallen
5 years ago

congrats kyrygyzstan you deserve it