Turkey’s participants in the ABU TV Song Festival 2018, Güliz Ayla and Bahadır Tatlıöz have revealed the song they will perform at the festival.
Güliz Ayla and Bahadır Tatlıöz will be performing “Kimin Umrunda” at the ABU TV Song Festival 2018. The two stars of Turkish music will be performing the song which has been written and composed by Metin Özülkü.
The two performers are currently filming the music video for the song with the Turkish national broadcaster. Filming is taking place in Istanbul, and features the Bosphorous as a major part of the video.
Güliz Ayla has released one self titled album to date and broke through in to the Turkish music industry in 2015. “Olmazsan Olmaz” which was released in the spring of 2015 has been viewed over 140 million times on YouTube, while her latest release from a month ago has been seen 7 million times.
Bahadır Tatlıöz has received similar success to his duet partner. His 2017 release “Takvim” has been watched by over 113 million viewers, with newer released also being watched millions of times. Bahadır has been performing professionally since the mid 2000s.
Turkey is returning to the showcase event having last participated in the show in 2015 when it was held in Istanbul. This will be the third time that a Turkish act has participated in the ABU TV Song Festival.
The ABU TV Song Festival is travelling to Central Asia for the first time, with Turkmenistan following on from China as the host nation of this years TV Song Festival.
This years TV Song Festival is being hosted by Television, Radio and Cinematography Turkmenistan (TVTM), with assistance from the South Korean broadcaster, KBS. The countries that are selected to take part in the festival “reflect geographical balance and the cultural diversity of the Asia-Pacific region.” Furthermore all of the performers must sing in their national language and showcase their nation’s culture.
TRT Muzik will be broadcasting the ABU TV Song Festival 2018 live to viewers across Turkey on October 2.
Source: TRT Muzik