Aydan Ilxasade has been selected to represent Azerbaijan at the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016 in Turkey this December.

Aydan beat off competition from six other young performers from across Azerbaijan to represent the country in the 2nd edition of the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. Aydan was on the team of Naile Mirmemmedli, this is the first year that Naile has been involved in the Azerbaijan selection process for Turkvizyon and the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest.

The top three of Azerbaycanin Sesi Bala was as follows:

  1. Aydan Ilxasade
  2. Xedice Zulfuqarli
  3. Ziya Alixanli

Azerbaijan are heading into the second Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest as the defending winners. Nuray Rahman & Ahmed Amirli won the first Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest last year in Istanbul with the song “Cocukluk Yillari”.

The Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2015. The contest is the children’s version of the Turkvizyon Song Contest. Participants in the contest must be aged between 8 and 15 and perform their song in a Turkic language. The winner of the contest is decided by a jury made up one person representing each competing country. The winner of the first contest were Azerbaijan who were represented by Nuray & Ahmed and the song “Cocukluk Yillari”.