Alseyda has revealed that she will be performing the song “Felegimsin” at the Turkvision Song Contest 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

In an interview with TRK Millet the Crimean entrant for Turkvision 2016 has revealed she will be performing “Felegimsin”. The song which was written by Dilyavera Osmanova, for the contest Alseyda has adapted the harmony of the song but has kept the lyrics the same as the original. She explained that the song will be a modern dance song.

With regards to her performance in Istanbul Alseyda added that she will be dancing during her performance. Furthermore folk instruments will be featuring in the performance. Overall she hopes that her song and performance will fill the auditorium with energy.

Alla Seydalyieva was born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan and went on to study in both Moscow and London. She said regarding her victory in the Crimean selection that it was a great honour to be able to represent Crimea, she is very proud that she can compete in a contest celebrating Turkic roots.

Crimea is returning to the contest this year having been unable to compete in last years contest in Istanbul. Crimea along with other Russian regions were forced to withdraw from the contest due to a deterioration in relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey.In 2015 Crimea had selected Safiye Denishaeva to represent them at the Turkvision Song Contest with the song “Aqin Dostlar”.

You can find out more about Alseyda’s career to date and plans for the contest tomorrow in a translated summary of her TRK Millet interview.

Source: TRK Millet

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.