Gagauzia has confirmed that they will be competing in the fourth edition of the Turkvizyon Song Contest in Turkey this December.
It has been announced that the national final to select Gagauzia’s representative for Tukvizyon 2016 will be held in September and will be called “Can Dalgasinda”.
From 21 candidates, 14 will pass to the second round. A jury panel are deciding which acts will proceed to the national final which comprise of Vasilisa Petrovic, Ilya Filev, Ivan Lulenov, Mihail Kulev and Olesa Barladan.
Gagauzia participated in the 2015 contest were they achieved 10th place with 154 points with the song “Sev beni sev” (Love me, love) which was sung by Valentin Ormanji.
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The Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskişehir. 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.