Ruslana will be performing the song “Benim adim gunesh” for Belarus at the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2016.

The title of Belarus’ entry in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2016 has been revealed. Ruslana will be singing “Benim adim gunesh” at this years contest in Turkey. The song which is performed in Turkish translates to “My name is Sun”.

Ruslana who is 12 and from Baranovichi in Western Belarus is in the midst of her preparations for competing in the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016. The young singer is currently working on both vocal and dance rehearsals with a coach. The song Ruslana will be performing in Turkey, will be performed in Turkish a new language to the singer.

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.

Source: VK

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”.