Alseyda who is representing Crimea at the next Turkvision Song Contest has begun preparations for the contest.

Alseyda has begun work on the choreography of her performance at the Turkvision Song Contest. The Crimean singer gave an update on how her preparations were going to TRK Millet, the channel in charge of Crimean participation in the contest. She said that:

Very rapidly  we are now preparing for the competition. First of all, perhaps, is to work with the designers – sewn costumes are working on what the colour will be, which is the ornaments to use.

She added that work has also begun on the reworking of the song “Felegimsin” for the contest, stating that:

We want to create an intrigue on the stage . The song will begin slowly and gradually arrangement will go into dance music. The second thing that is done in the preparation of this work on the arrangement. Until now, looking at interesting tools, because we want to make the song interesting.

Alseyda is an experienced performer having studied both in Moscow and London for a degree in music. Earlier this year she released her biggest hit to date “To My Life”, the song has gone on to be played over 200,000 times on YouTube. Alseyda has previously spoken of the important of competing in the Turkvision Song Contest adding that:

The selection was quite hard. There were many talented guys who sang folk songs, and ethnic and contemporary music. At the very end was even Battle, as the jury chose very carefully.I am very proud and grateful that I offer this capability. And for me it’s a huge honor to go to Turkvision and represent the Crimean Tatar people.

The Turkvision Song Contest is expected to take place in March, 2017 having been delayed from its previously expected date of December 2016.

Source: TRK Millet, VK

The Turkvision 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.