Belarus has confirmed that they will compete in the 2nd edition of the Bala Turkvision Song Contest later this year in Kazakhstan.

Belarus has confirmed their participation in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The title of Belarus’ entry in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2017 is “Benim adim gunesh” at this years contest in Turkey. The song which is performed in Turkish translates to “My name is Sun”.

The 12-year-old singer was born in the city of Baranovichi in Western Belarus and has been singing since she was a small girl. Ruslana has been learning to dance since she was three years old and got into performing music as part of a group in Baranovichi. She has won prizes and awards for her performances in local competitions in the city.

Belarus was one of 13 countries and regions to participate in the first edition of the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest in 2015. The country was represented by Fateh Huseyin with the song “Usaqlarin Seheri” (The City of Children). At the contest in Istanbul Belarus finished in 11th place with a total of 90 points, the country received the maximum 10 points from Azerbaijan and Georgia.

To date only Ukraine and Belarus have confirmed that they will be competing in this years Bala Turkvision Song Contest.

Source: Gunesh

The Bala Turkvision Song Contest was first held in 2015. The contest is the children’s version of the Turkvision 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”.