Ahead of the 4th edition of the Turkvizyon Song Contest in Turkey, we caught up with the Azeri born singer Seyran who is representing Germany.
Following on from the first part of our interview with Seyran about his career to date, we talk to this years German participant about his journey towards the final of the Turkvizyon Song Contest inÂ December.
Now the reason we are talking to you now is the fact that you will be representing Germany at Turkvizyon, how did it come about that you would be representing Germany?
Like I said I was very pleased by the idea of this young contest and so I made an application at “Televizyon Agentur fÃ¼r Film und TV”, the German Promoters for the contest by sending a demo video.
What was your immediate reaction when you were told that you would represent Germany this year?
It was just “Wow! How terrific is that? Great!!!”
You’ve participated in Intervision, you’ve taken part in Eurovision selections and now you are doing Turkvizyon, how do you think these three contests compare to each other in your own opinion?
With the experiences I’ve hadÂ in the ESC selections I think that all of these contests are very good and important chances for singers and songwriters to present their good work. Especially the Turkvizyon Song Contest will give this chance to people from countries that are not so well-known. Furthermore participants and fans will be united by their language and that will be a very emotional moment I guess.
What can we expect from your entry for the Turkvizyon Song Contest?
Well, I don’t want to give away too much details … Surprise, surprise :)! But be sure that you will hear a fantastic song which has been arranged by Volkan Gucer, a Turkish composer living in Germany. And be sure of a great Show … 🙂
Have you set yourself any targets going into the contest or are you just going in with an open mind?
Everybody who goes into a contest dreams and hopes to win it, so I do … But first of all I’m proud to be selectedÂ and I’m sure that we all will have so much fun!
Finally do you have a message for your fans and the readers of Eurovoix World?
Never Forget that we all have to stay united in freedom and peace, independent from heritage, Religion,Â colour … And always think that music is one of the best ways to unite people all over the world.
We wish Seyran all the best at the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016 in Turkey, we hope to be able to talk to him again once his entry for the contest is released.