Two of the three singers who have represented Gagauzia at the Turkvizyon Song Contest have performed in Ceadir-Lunga to mark Olesya Zhelezoglo’s birthday.
Lyudmila Tukan and Valentin Ormanzhi performed for crowds in the second largest city in Gagauzia. Olesya Zhelezoglo is one of Gagauzia’s most well known and loved performers and was born in the city of Ceadir-Lunga. Also performing at the concert was Peter Petkovic the man behind Gagauzia’s participation in the Turkvizyon Song Contest, he wrote the countries song for the contest in both 2013 and 2014.
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The Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskişehir. 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.