Turkvision Song Contest

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Turkvision Song Contest
Turkvision Song Contest generic logo.jpg
Also known as'Türkvizyon Song Contest'
GenreSong contest
Created byTÜRKSOY
TMB TV
Original language(s)Turkish & official language(s) of host country
No. of episodes3 contests
Production
Running time2 hours, 45 minutes (semi-final)
2 hours, 30 minutes (final)
Production company(s)TMB TV
Release
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release19 December 2013; 4 years ago (2013-12-19) – 19 December 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-19)
Chronology
Related showsEurovision Song Contest
Intervision Song Contest
External links
Official website

Turkvision Song Contest (TSC, Turkish: Türkvizyon Şarkı Yarışması), also known as Türkvizyon Song Contest, was 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.[1] Countries and regions which were Turkic-speaking and of Turkic ethnicity were eligible to participate in the song contest. The contest was last held on 19 December 2015, and has not been held since.[2]

Format[edit]

Turkvision was 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 focused primarily on participating Turkic countries and regions. The participating countries and regions had to take part in the Semi Final. A juror from each nation awarded between 1 and 10 points for every entry, except their own. An amount of 12 to 15 nations qualified for the Grand Final where the jury determined the winner. TÜRKSOY stated that televoting would be introduced in the future, but it never eventuated.[2] Unlike the Eurovision Song Contest in which the winning country proceeded to host the following year's event, hosting of the Turkvision Song Contest took place in the country or region that also hosted the Turkish Capital of Culture.[3]

Participation[edit]

Participation since 2013:
  Entered at least once
  Entered at least once, but only in a combined entry
  Never entered, although eligible to do so
  Entry intended but later withdrew

Participants from Turkic-speaking and Turkic countries or regions were eligible to compete in the annual Turkvision Song Contests, such as Crimea, Karachay-Cherkessia, and Turkey.[2] Twenty-four countries and regions took part in the first edition of Turkvision. There were 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.[4]

Table key
  Withdrawn – Countries or regions who have participated in the past but have withdrawn.
Country or region Debut year Latest entry Appearances Wins Broadcaster(s)
 Albania 2014 2015 2 0 Radio Televizioni Shqiptar
Altai Republic Altai Republic 2013 2013 1 0 STRC Altai Mountains [ru]
 Azerbaijan 2013 2016 3 1 ATV Azerbaijan
 Bashkortostan 2013 2017 2 0 STRC Bashkortostan [ru]
 Belarus 2013 2017 2 0 Belarusian Television and Radio Company
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013 2015 3 0 Hayat TV
 Bulgaria 2014 2015 2 0 Alfa Media[a]
Chuvashia Chuvashia[b] None None 0 0 Chuvash Television and Radio Company [ru]
 Crimea 2013 2017 2 0 Crimea Public Radio and Television [ru]
Dagestan Dagestan[c] None None 0 0 STRC Dagestan [ru]
 Găgăuzia 2013 2017 3 0 GRT Television
 Georgia 2013 2015 3 0
 Germany 2014 2017 2 0 Türkshow Televizyonu [tr]
 Iran 2014 2015 2 0 Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
 Iraq 2013 2015 3 0 Türkmeneli TV
Kabardino-Balkaria Kabardino-Balkaria[d] 2013 2014 2 0 GTRK Kabardino-Balkaria TV
Karachay-Cherkessia Karachay-Cherkessia[d] 2013 2014 2 0 Arkhyz 24
 Kazakhstan 2013 2017 3 1 Adam Media Group
Kemerovo Oblast Kemerovo 2013 2013 1 0 VGTRK
Khakassia Khakassia 2013 2014 2 0 VGTRK
 Kosovo 2013 2015 2 0 RTK Television
Flag of the Kumukh people.png Kumyk[c] None None 0 0 МКО Qumuqlar
 Kyrgyzstan 2013 2015 3 1 Piramida Television
 Latvia[e] 2017 2017 0 0
 Macedonia 2013 2015 3 0 MRT 2
 Moldova[e] 2017 2017 0 0
Moscow Oblast Moscow 2014 2014 1 0 VGTRK
 Netherlands[e] 2017 2017 0 0
 Northern Cyprus 2013 2015 2 0 GENC Television
 Poland[e] 2017 2017 0 0
 Romania 2013 2017 3 0 Alpha TV Media
 Russia[b] None None 0 0 VGTRK
Serbia Serbia 2015 2015 1 0 RTS
Stavropol Krai Stavropol Krai[c][e] 2017 2017 0 0 VGTRK
 Sweden[e] 2017 2017 0 0
 Syria 2015 2015 1 0 ORTAS
 Tatarstan 2013 2017 2 0 Maydan Television
 Turkey 2013 2017 3 0 Kral TV
 Turkmenistan 2014 2014 1 0 Altyn Asyr
 Tuva 2013 2014 2 0 VGTRK
 Ukraine 2013 2017 3 0 Kultura
 Uzbekistan 2013 2015 3 0 MTRK
Kokbayraq flag.svg Xinjiang 2013[b] None 0 0 Xinjiang Television
Sakha Republic Yakutia 2013 2014 2 0 VGTRK

Winners[edit]

By year[edit]

Year Date Host City Participants Winner Song Performer Points Margin Runner-up
2013 21 December Turkey Eskişehir 24  Azerbaijan "Yaşa" Farid Hasanov 210 5  Belarus
2014 21 November Tatarstan Kazan 25  Kazakhstan "Izin korem" (Ізін көрем) Zhanar Dugalova 225 24  Tatarstan
2015 19 December Turkey Istanbul 21  Kyrgyzstan "Kim bilet" (Ким билет) Jiidesh İdirisova 194 9  Kazakhstan
2016 Cancelled
2017
2018 TBA Turkey TBC 46 (to date)

By country/region[edit]

Map showing winners since 2013.

The table below shows the top-three placings from each contest, along with the years that a country won the contest.

Country 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total Years won
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 2 2014
 Azerbaijan 1 0 0 1 2013
 Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 2015
 Belarus 0 1 0 1 N/A
 Tatarstan 0 1 0 1 N/A
 Bashkortostan 0 0 1 1 N/A
 Turkey 0 0 1 1 N/A
 Ukraine 0 0 1 1 N/A

By language[edit]

Wins Language Years Country
1 Azerbaijani 2013 Azerbaijan
Kazakh 2014 Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz 2015 Kyrgyzstan

Hosting[edit]

Hosts Country/Region City Years
2  Turkey Eskişehir 2013
Istanbul 2015
1  Tatarstan Kazan 2014

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcast the 2013 final live on the local channel Bengu Turk for Bulgarian Turks.
  2. ^ 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.[4]
  3. ^ 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.[5]
  4. ^ Participated since 2013 contest under the joint-regional name of Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia.
  5. ^ These countries were on the participation list for 2016 contest, which was subsequently cancelled due to the December 2016 Istanbul bombings.[6] The contest would later become rescheduled as the Turkvision Song Contest 2017 at the Saryarka Velodrome, in Astana, Kazakhstan.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "When Will Turkvision Be Held, Turkvision Dates". turkvision.info. 15 October 2013. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "What is Turkvision, How is the Format of Turkvision Song Contest". turkvision.info. 15 October 2013. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Where Will Turkvision Be Held, In Which Country Is Turkvision". turkvision.info. 15 October 2013. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (19 October 2013). "Participating Countries Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (7 December 2015). "Turkvizyon 15: all Russian regions withdraw from the contest". eurovoix-world.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (15 February 2017). "Turkvision Song Contest 2017 to be held in Kazakhstan". eurovoix-world.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  7. ^ Granger, Anthony (18 February 2017). "Final of Turkvision 2017 to be held September 10". eurovoix-world.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 March 2017.

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