Turkvision Song Contest
|Turkvision Song Contest|
|Also known as||'Türkvizyon Song Contest'|
|Original language(s)||Turkish & official language(s) of host country|
|No. of episodes||3 contests|
|Running time||2 hours, 45 minutes (semi-final)
2 hours, 30 minutes (final)
|Production company(s)||TMB TV|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Original release||19 December 2013– present|
|Related shows||Eurovision Song Contest
Intervision Song Contest
Turkvision Song Contest (Turkish: Türkvizyon Şarkı Yarışması), also known as Türkvizyon Song Contest, is an annual song contest created by Turkish music channel TMB TV, inspired by the format of the Eurovision Song Contest. The first edition took place in Eskişehir, Turkey. The semi-final was held on 19 December 2013, with the grand final taking place on 21 December 2013. Countries and regions which are Turkic-speaking and of Turkic ethnicity are eligible to participate in the song contest.
Turkvision is an annual song contest which was created by TÜRKSOY in cooperation with the Turkish music channel TMB TV. Based on the similar format of the Eurovision Song Contest, Turkvision focuses primarily on participating Turkic countries and regions. The participating countries and regions have to take part in the Semi Final. A juror from each nation awards between 1 and 10 points for every entry, except their own. An amount of 12 to 15 nations qualify for the Grand Final where the jury determines the winner. TÜRKSOY has stated that televoting is going to be introduced in the future. Unlike the Eurovision Song Contest in which the winning country proceeds to host the following year's event, hosting of the Turkvision Song Contest takes place in the country or region that is also hosting the Turkish Capital of Culture.
Participants from Turkic-speaking and Turkic countries or regions are eligible to compete in the annual Turkvision Song Contests, such as Crimea, Karachay-Cherkessia, and Turkey. Twenty-four countries and regions took part in the first edition of Turkvision. There have been several unsuccessful attempts to participate in the Turkvision Song Contest. Chuvashia, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Xinjiang were one of the original twenty-four participating areas with initial intentions to competing at the 2013 Contest, but later withdrew for undisclosed reasons.
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|2013||21 December||Eskişehir||24||Azerbaijan||"Yaşa"||Farid Hasanov||210||5||Belarus|
|2014||21 November||Kazan||25||Kazakhstan||"Izin korem" (Ізін көрем)||Zhanar Dugalova||225||24||Tatarstan|
|2015||19 December||Istanbul||21||Kyrgyzstan||"Kim bilet" (Ким билет)||Jiidesh İdirisova||194||9||Kazakhstan|
|2017||10 September||Astana||16 (so far)|
The table below shows the top-three placings from each contest, along with the years that a country won the contest.
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Notes and references
- ^ Broadcast the 2013 final live on the local channel Bengu Turk for Bulgarian Turks.
- ^ These countries were on the preliminary participation list for 2013 contest but later withdrew prior to the finalised list of participating regions, for unknown reasons.
- ^ These countries were on the preliminary participation list for 2015 contest but were later forced to withdraw due to the Ministry of Culture banning Russian regions from the TURKSOY organisation.
- ^ Participated since 2013 contest under the joint-regional name of Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia.
- ^ These countries were on the participation list for 2016 contest, which was subsequently cancelled due to the December 2016 Istanbul bombings. The contest would later become rescheduled as the Turkvision Song Contest 2017 at the Saryarka Velodrome, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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- "Where Will Turkvision Be Held, In Which Country Is Turkvision". turkvision.info. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
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- Granger, Anthony (7 December 2015). "Turkvizyon 15: all Russian regions withdraw from the contest". eurovoix-world.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
- Granger, Anthony (15 February 2017). "Turkvision Song Contest 2017 to be held in Kazakhstan". eurovoix-world.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- Granger, Anthony (18 February 2017). "Final of Turkvision 2017 to be held September 10". eurovoix-world.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 March 2017.