Northern Cyprus: Bala Turkvizyon 2016 Participation Undecided

Kibris Genc TV has yet to decide on whether they will be participating in the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016 in Turkey.

The broadcaster from Northern Cyprus informed Eurovoix World that they are yet to decide on whether they will be taking part in the second Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. The country joins Khakassia and Kumyk in being undecided as to whether they will be participating in this years contest in Turkey. According to the delegations of Khakassia and Kumyk, the organisers of the contest are yet to share the information required about the contest to the delegations.

Northern Cyprus is yet to participate in the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest having opted out of participating in the first contest last year in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2015 a total of 13 countries took part in the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest, with Azerbaijan winning the first contest.

To date a total of eight countries and regions have confirmed their participation in Bala Turkvizyon 2016, they are:

  • Azerbaijan – Aydan Ilxasade
  • Belarus – Ruslana – Song unknown
  • Kazakhstan – Selection underway
  • Stavropol Krai – Madina Kartakeyva – Song unknown
  • Turkey – Host nation
  • Ukraine – Ljudmila Bazadzhi – Song unknown
  • Yakutia – Participant and song unknown

The following countries and regions competed in 2016 but are yet to confirm their participation; Albania, Gagauzia, Georgia, Iran, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan and Macedonia.

Source: Kibris Genc TV

The Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2015. The contest is the children’s version of the Turkvizyon Song Contest. Participants in the contest must be aged between 8 and 15 and perform their song in a Turkic language. The winner of the contest is decided by a jury made up one person representing each competing country. The winner of the first contest were Azerbaijan who were represented by Nuray & Ahmed and the song “Cocukluk Yillari”.
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