Applications have opened for the third series of Azerbaycanin Sesi Bala, the Azerbaijani selection for Bala Turkvision.

In Azerbaijan the window to apply to take part in the third season of Azerbaycanin Sesi Bala has opened. The show which has been used to select Azerbaijan’s participant in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest is returning once again, with the show expected to be held in late summer.

The second series of the show was won by Aydan Ilxasade who was due to represent Azerbaijan at the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2016, however the competition has been delayed indefinitely. Azerbaijan is one of five countries to have competed in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest that organised a televised competition to select their participant, other countries include Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Azerbaijan won the first edition of the Bala Turkvision Song Contest in 2015. They were represented by a duet made up of Nuray Rahman & Ahmed Amirli with the song “Cocukluk Yillari”, scoring a total of 115 points. They beat runners-up Kazakhstan by just two points, this was due to Kosovo giving the performance just 6 points compared to nine other countries who gave it the maximum 10 points.

Source: Azerbaycanin Sesi