Lyudmila Bazadzhi the Ukrainian entrant in Bala Turkvision has begun recording her entry for the upcoming contest in Turkey.

The recording of Ukraine’s entry for the 2nd edition of the Bala Turkvision Song Contest has begun. Lyudmila Bazadzhi who was selected to represent the country in early 2016 has stepped into the studio to recording her song for the contest. The title of the song that she will be performing at the contest has not yet been announced.

The Ukrainian selection was held in June in the village of Vinogradovka in Bolgrad District. 10 children from across the Gagauz villages of the Odessa region took part in the selection, all hoping to represent Ukraine at this years Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. Each of the participants performed songs in either Russian, Ukrainian, Gagauz, Kazakh, Turkish.

The following countries and regions have confirmed their participation in the 2nd Bala Turkvision Song Contest:

  • Azerbaijan – Aydan Ilxasade
  • Belarus – Ruslana – Benim adem gunesh
  • Crimea – Regina Vosika
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kumyk – Karim Salavatov
  • Romania – Alessya Duran Selma
  • Sandzak
  • Stavropol Krai – Madina Kartakeyva
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine – Lydumila Bazadzhi
  • Yakutia

Ukraine was one of 13 countries and regions to participate in the first edition of the Bala Turkvision Song Contest in 2015. At the contest in Istanbul they were represented by Albina Kazanzhi with the song “Dostluk”. She finished 5th in the contest scoring a total of 102 points and received the maximum of 10 points from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Gagauzia.

The Bala Turkvision Song Contest was first held in 2015. The contest is the children’s version of the Turkvision Song Contest. Participants in the contest must be aged between 8 and 15 and perform their song in a Turkic language. The winner of the contest is decided by a jury made up one person representing each competing country. The winner of the first contest were Azerbaijan who were represented by Nuray & Ahmed and the song “Cocukluk Yillari”.