The Union of Nogai Youth has formally received their invitation from TMB TV to participate in the Turkvision Song Contest 2018.
The Union of Nogai Youth has posted on social media that they have now received their formal invitation to participate in the Turkvision Song Contest 2018, this October. The organisation responded to the letter stating on social media that;
As we all know a couple of years ago, the Union of Nogai Youth acted as the organizer of the national qualifying round “Turkvizyon” in which the victory among adults was won by Islam Satyrov, and among the children Madina Kartakaeva. In view of the circumstances, the contestants could not take part in that year. We waited for this contest a long time ago and believed that the Nogai people would take part for the first time as contestants. And today we received a letter from the TV channel “TMB” about the song contest “Turkvizyon”.
The group which represents the Nogai ethnic group posted their invitation from TMB on Instagram. The letter states;
We notify you that in October 2018, the Turkvizyon Song Contest (Adults) will take place. We invite you to participate. Please inform the artist who had previously passed the national qualifying round. Information on the exact terms of the competition will be notified in full.
The organisation has already stated that Islam Satyrov will represent Stavropol Krai at this years competition. The singer who was tagged in the post reacted saying that he was “definitely ready” to take part in the contest.
The talented singer had been selected to represent Stavropol Krai on their debut in the Turkvision Song Contest in 2015. At the time Islam spoke of his pride in representing the Nogai people at the contest, on stage in Istanbul he had planned to be joined by his two brother as he performed the song “Tuvgan erym” (Native Land). Islam was forced to withdraw from the contest following breakdown in the foreign relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey.
Source: Union of Nogai Youth
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[tw-tab]Stavropol Krai was one of two Russian regions planning to participate in the Turkvision Song Contest in 2015. The region participates on behalf of the Nogai ethnic group which numbers around 128,000 of which around 104,000 live within the Russian Federation. Islam Satyrov was selected to represent the region in 2015, however was forced to withdraw due to a break in relations between Russia and Turkey. The region is due to participate in the next edition of the Turkvision Song Contest.[/tw-tab]