Pelageya Stefogolo who will represent Moldova on their debut at the Turkvision Song Contest has revealed her staging for the contest.

Pelageya is ready for this years Turkvision Song Contest, with her song and now her staging concept completed. The Moldovan singer will be joined on stage by oriental dancers including Belarusian belly dancer Elena Grinchik. Pelageya’s staging has been inspired by her love of the hit Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl.

The outfit that she will wear at this years contest in Astana, Kazakhstan has been hand embroided and created from thousands Swarovski crystals and glass beads. The entire dress weighs over 3kg.

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 had taken part in the Gagauz selection process this year but was beaten by Yulia Arnaut. Polina 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.

Source: Gagauz.md

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.