Polina Stefoglo is to perform the song “Yallah Yallah!” for Moldova on their debut in the Turkvision Song Contest 2016 in Turkey.

The title of the first entry from Moldova at the Turkvision Song Contest has been revealed today. Polina will be performing the song “Yallah Yallah!” as the country makes their debut in the contest. Polina was selected to represent Moldova at the Turkvision Song Contest 2016, having received official confirmation from the Ministry of Culture to compete in the contest.

Polina 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. Polina is currently working on her debut album, the song she will be singing at the contest it to be performed in Turkish.

In Polina’s first interview about her participation in the Turkvision Song Contest, she told us more about her song:

My contest song will be performed in Turkish. The music was composed by Oleg Baralyuk, the lyrics were written by the popular singer Gunesh, who represented Belarus very successfully at the Turkvision 2013. Turkish language is very beautiful and melodious. I think we succeeded in creating a real hit, Turkish audience will definitely admire the song.

Tomorrow we will be publishing the full interview with Polina from Moldova about her participation in this years contest.

Confirmed as participating in this years contest are:

  • Azerbaijan – Sevinc Beyaz
  • Bashkortostan – Zilija Bakhtieva – Dunya Mathur
  • Belarus – Svetlana Agarval – Meni Anla
  • Crimea (Russia) – Alseyda
  • Gagauzia – Yulia Arnaut
  • Germany – Seyran
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kumyk (Russia) – Daniyal Harunow
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia – Oksana Bilera – YakiÅŸiyor bize bu sevgi
  • Moldova – Polina Stefoglo – Yallah Yallah!
  • The Netherlands – Elcan – Ana vatan
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Romania – Sunai Giolacai
  • Sandzak (Serbia)
  • Sweden – Arghavan – DirçəliÅŸ
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine – Natalia Papazoglo
  • Yakutia (Russia)
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.