Turkey: Vatan Şaşmaz Dies Aged 43

Vatan Şaşmaz who was one of three presenters at the first Turkvision Song Contest in 2013, has died at the age of 43. The famous Turkish presenter and author was found murdered on August 27 in Istanbul. According to Police Reports, the presenter was murdered by Filiz Aker, who then proceeded to commit suicide at

Belarus: Gunesh To Compete in MakFest 2017

Gunesh who represented Belarus at the Turkvision Song Contest 2013 will represent her country again at MakFest 2017. This October Gunesh will travel to Macedonia to compete in MakFest 2017 alongside 30 other singers from across the world. The competition has been held annually in Stip since 1986, previous winners include Vlatko Lozansko and Vlado

TMB TV Announce Dates For Turkvision 2017

TMB TV have announced that the Turkvision Song Contest 2017 will be held between August 20 and August 28 in Astana, Kazakhstan. After months of silence, the official Facebook page for the Turkvision Song Contest has announced the dates of this years Turkvision Song Contest. The competition will be held over the course of eight

Moldova: Pelageya Stefoglo Aiming For Eurovision

Pelageya Stefoglo is aiming to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, following the Turkvision Song Contest in August. This years Moldovan participant in the Turkvision Song Contest has set her eyes on participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Following her performance at the OGAE Belarus party in Minsk last month, the singer doesn’t deny

Khakassia: Irenek Khan Participate in Novaya Zvezda

Ethno-rock group Irenek Khan will represent Khakassia in the third series of Novaya Zvezda (New Star). Irenek Khan who were selected to represent Khakassia at the Turkvision Song Contest 2016 are now competing in Novaya Zvezda. Novaya Zvezda sees one-act or singer representing each region of the Russian Federation, competing weekly over a number of