Sweden: Debuts in the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016

Sweden are to participate in the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016 represented by Arghavan with the song “Dircalis”.

Eurovoix World can reveal today that Sweden are to debut in this years Turkvizyon Song Contest. The country is being represented by the singer Arghavan with the song “Dircalis” (Remedy). Arghavan was born in Iran but moved to Sweden at the age of three during a turbulent period in the country. She is a highly acclaimed artist, author, and singer. Furthermore she is an Ambassador for UN Women in Sweden and has dedicated her life as an advocate for freedom of expression and human rights worldwide.

Swedish participation in this years Turkvizyon Song Contest has been brought about the hardwork of the writing duo Ylva & Linda. The two sisters have been working for a number of months to secure Sweden’s place in this years contest in Turkey. Sweden was officially invited to compete in the contest by the organisers of the Turkvizyon Song Contest. Since then Ylva & Linda have worked to find the right singer to represent Sweden, and have written and composed this years entry.

Ylva & Linda have successfully competed as composers, producers and backing vocalists in national Eurovision Song Contest finals during 2013-2016 with 20 songs in 11 countries. Awarded 3rd place in Eurovision Iceland, Belarus and Romania, 4th place in Eurovision Finland and 5th place in Eurovision Ukraine. The two sisters have worked independently and closely with artists, co-producers, mixers and musicians worldwide. Outside of Eurovision they were the songwriters of the Official Pride songs for Copenhagen and Sweden 2016 and 2015 and Iceland 2014, winners of the Swedish radio contest Svensktoppen Nasta Vastmanland 2016 and winners of the National musical prize “Lira” as composers for best music video clip of the year in Belarus 2015.

You can find out more about Ylva & Linda at the following links:

Source: Ylva & Linda

The Turkvizyon 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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