Turkey in the Turkvision Song Contest

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Turkey
Turkey
Member stationKral TV
Participation summary
Appearances3 (3 finals)
First appearance2013
Last appearance2015
Best result3rd: 2015
Worst resultLast: 2014

Turkey is one of the twenty-four participating countries and regions competing in the Turkvision Song Contest.[1]

History[edit]

2013[edit]

Turkey made their debut in the Turkvision Song Contest at the 2013 festival, in Eskişehir, Turkey.[1] Manevra were internally selected by TRT TV representatives to represent Turkey,[2] their song was revealed on 16 December 2014 as "Sen, Ben, Biz".[3] In the semi final in Eskişehir, Turkey performed 23rd and qualified for the final, in the final they performed 1st and came in 6th place with 187 points tied with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2014[edit]

On 20 July 2014 it was announced that Turkey would make their second appearance at the Turkvision Song Contest 2014 to be held in Kazan, Tatarstan in November 2014.[4] On 3 September 2014, TMB TV made a call for submissions for singers to take part in the contest in Kazan.[5] On 22 October 2014 it was announced that Funda Kiliç would represent Turkey,[6] on 12 November 2014 it was announced that Funda would sing "Hoppa".[7]

In Kazan, Funda performed 15th in the semi final, before Bosnia and Herzegovina and after Yakutia, Turkey came 2nd with a total of 199 points. In the final Turkey performed 1st, they finished last in 15th place with 128 points.

Participation[edit]

Table key
Winner
Second place
Third place
Last place
Year Artist Title Language Final Points Semi Points
2013 Manevra "Sen, Ben, Biz" Turkish 6 187 Qualified Undisclosed
2014 Funda Kiliç[8] "Hoppa" Turkish, English 15 128 2 199
2015 Görkem Durmaz "Hirçin sular" Turkish 3 175 No semi-final

Hostings[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenters
2013 Eskişehir Anadolu Üniversitesi BESYO Spor Salonu Semi-final: Vatan Şaşmaz;
Final: Ece Vahapoğlu and Engin Hepileri
2015 Istanbul Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Gösteri Merkezi Vatan Şaşmaz and Oylum Talu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (19 October 2013). "Participating Countries Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Turkey: Manevra To Turkvision". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Turkey: Manevra To Sing "Sen, Ben , Biz"". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (20 July 2014). "Turkvizyon '14: Agreement signed with a number of countries". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Turkey: Turkvision Selection Applications Open Now". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Funda to represent Turkey at Turkvision 2014". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  7. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Turkey: Funda To Sing "Hoppa"". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  8. ^ Schneider, Patrick (22 October 2014). "Turkey: Artist for Turkvision presented". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 22 October 2014.