It has been confirmed that Belarus for the first time will be holding an auditions process for the Turkvizyon Song Contest.

Gunesh who represented Belarus at Turkvizyon 2013 confirmed that Belarus will hold a qualifying round to select the countries participant. The singer stated that she will be selecting the best singer from Belarus to represent them on stage in Turkey this December. Gunesh met with the organisers of the contest last month in Istanbul.

The singer also confirmed in an interview Slova.by that Belarus will be competing in the 2016 Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. To date five countries have now confirmed their participation in the contest.

Source: Slova.by

The Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskişehir. The contest which is open to Turkic nations and regions such as Turkey, Kazakhstan and Yakutia. The contest follows a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, with songs limited to being 4 minutes long. To date Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have won the contest.