Tonight Crimea will select the singers that will represent the region at both Turkvision and Bala Turkvision 2016 in Turkey this December.

From 16:00 CET Crimea will hold their selection final for both the Turkvision and Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2016 in Turkey. The selection is being held in Simferopol at the Crimean Tatar Academic Music and Drama Theatre. Crimea is returning to the contest this year having been unable to compete in last years contest in Istanbul. Crimea along with other Russian regions were forced to withdraw from the contest due to a deterioration in relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey.

In 2015 Crimea had selected Safiye Denishaeva to represent them at the Turkvision Song Contest with the song “Aqin Dostlar”. While AIiye Bekirova was selected to compete in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2015 with the song “Amanim yarim”.

Watch the advert for tomorrow’s selection below: