Moldova: Pelageya Stefoglo Aiming For Eurovision

Pelageya Stefoglo is aiming to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, following the Turkvision Song Contest in August.

This years Moldovan participant in the Turkvision Song Contest has set her eyes on participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Following her performance at the OGAE Belarus party in Minsk last month, the singer doesn’t deny that she’ll participate in next years national selection. Pelageya has never submitted a song into the Moldovan selection process.

Pelageya will be performing the song “Yallah Yallah!” for Moldova at this years contest at the end of August. The song has been composed by Oleg Baralyuk, while the lyrics have been written by Gunesh. Gunesh represented Belarus at the Turkvision Song Contest 2013 where she finished 2nd.

Pelageya Stefoglo had taken part in the Gagauz selection process this year but was beaten by Yulia Arnaut. She was born on June 4, 1988 and has been performing since a young age. She graduated from music school, piano. Graduate of Russian Theoretical Lyceum Chisinau (Moldova). She took an active part in various festivals such as Star of Moldova and Star of the Chisinau.

A total of fifteen nations and regions have confirmed that they will be participating in the Turkvision Song Contest 2017. This includes six debuting nations, they are; Latvia, Sweden, Moldova, Stavropol Krai, the Netherlands and Poland. Returning to the contest this year alongside Tatarstan are Crimea and Bashkortostan.


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.
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