Maria Topal who represented Gagauzia at the Turkvision Song Contest 2014 returns to the world of music with her latest song “Donsana”.

22 year-old Maria Topal returns to the Gagauz music scene after a number of years away from performing. The singer who represented Gagauzia at the Turkvision Song Contest 2014 makes a return with the song “Donsana” was written and composed by Valentin Ormanzhi, who represented the region of Moldova at the Turkvision Song Contest 2015. The song translates as “Done”.

Maria was selected to represent Gagauzia at the Turkvision Song Contest 2014 following a national selection process. She was one of six singers to participate, at the time she beat Valentin Ormanzhi in the selection to represent the region in Kazan. At the competition in Tatarstan she performed the song “Aaladim” finishing 16th with a total of 164 points. The performance received the maximum 10 points from the juries in Bashkortostan, Khakassia and Ukraine.

Watch Maria perform her latest song on GRT below:

Yulia Arnaut will be representing Gagauzia at the Turkvision Song Contest 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. She will be performing the song “Kemençä” on stage at the contest in the Kazakh capital. The singer announced the title of her song at the end of December 2016. The lyrics were written by Todur Zanet while the music was composed by Ilya Filev.

Yulia was selected to represent Gagauzia at the Turkvision Song Contest at the end of October 2016. She beat off competition from eleven other artists in the final of Can Dalgasinda in Comrat. The selection was open to singers aged between 18 and 35 years old and saw the participants performing in the Gagauz language.

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Gagauzia was one of the 24 original countries and regions to participate in the first Turkvision Song Contest in 2013. In the first two years that Gagauzia participated in the contest they failed to make it out of the semi finals. To date the region has participated in every contest, with their best result coming in 2015. At the 2015 contest in Istanbul, Gagauzia made the final for the first time with the singer Valentin Ormanzhi. Valentin performed “Sev beni sev” and finished 10th with a total of 154 points.