Belarus has selected Svetlana Agarval to represent them at the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016 in Turkey.

Svetlana Agarval has been announced as the Belarussian representative at the 2016 Turkvizyon Song Contest in Turkey. Svetlana who was born in Belarus is well-known for her performances of Indian songs and has fallen in love with performing in Hindi since she was a small child. Svetlana is well-known to Belarussian audiences having participated in Slavianski Bazaar in 2011 and the Eastern Bazaar in Yalta, Crimea in 2012.

Belarus debuted in the Turkvizyon Song Contest in 2013 and was represented by Gunesh. She finished 2nd in the first contest in Turkey with a total of 205 points, just 5 points behind the winners Azerbaijan. Last year Belarus returned to the contest represented by Aleksandra Kazimova , she finished 20th out of 21 with 126 points.

The song that Svetlana will be performing for Belarus at the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016 has not yet been announced. You can watch the singers most well-known song “Jimmy Aaya” below:

Source: VK

The Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskisehir. 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.