The rehearsals for the 3rd Turkvizyon Song Contest begin today in Istanbul, Turkey ahead of the contest this Saturday.
A total of 22 countries have been announced by organisers as competing in this Saturday’s contest and all will be taking to the stage for the first time tomorrow. It is not known how long each performer will get on stage but it is expected to be around 30 minutes long.
The countries and singers participating in the contests are:
- Albania – Xhoi & Visar Rexhepi – Adi Hasret
- Azerbaijan – Mehman Tagiyev – Istanbul
- Belarus – Aleksandra (Sasha) Kazımova – Azaldiq
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Adis Škaljo – Pa šta
- Bulgaria – Big Star Life – ?
- Gagauzia – Valentin Ormanji – Sen beni sev
- Germany – Derya Kaptan – Sessiz Çığlık
- Iran – Reza Esbilani – ?
- Iraq – Oğuz Sırmalı – Serenat
- Kazakhstan – Group Orda – Olaya Emesa
- Kosovo – ? – ?
- Kyrgyzstan – Jiidesh İdirisova – Kim bilet
- Macedonia – Kaan Mazhar – Böyle Olmamalıydı
- Northern Cyprus – İpek Amber – Sessiz Gidiş
- Romania – Edvin Eddy – ?
- Serbia (Sandžak) – Almedin Varosanin – Trag
- Syria – Adil Şan – ?
- Turkey – Görkem Durmaz – ?
- Turkmenistan – ? – ?
- Ukraine – Anna Mitioglo – Baaşla bana
- Uzbekistan – KaaPlya (Ajnabiy) and Hurdona – ?
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