Not content with a Europe-wide festival of song, our friends in Turkey have devised a variation on this popular theme. Using the base of Eskişehir, Turkish city of culture for 2013, 11 countries and 13 sub-national regions will compete for the prize on 19 and 21 December.
Some of the songs have had videos made and where they have, they are below the details about the song.
In alphabetical order, here they are (some include videos):
Altai Republic – Altayym Menin – Artur Marlujokov
Azerbaijan – Yaşa – Farid Hasanov
Bashkortostan – Kuray Şarkısı – Diana Ishniyazova
Belarus – Son Hatıralar – Gunesh Abbasova
Bosnia & Herzegovina – Ters Bosanka – Emir & Frozen Camels
Crimea – Dağlarin Ellan – Elvira Sarihalil
Georgia – Kalbani saf tut – Eynar Balakisiyev & Afik Novruzov
Kirkuk – Kerkük’ten yola çikak – Ahmed Duzlu
Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia – Adamdı bizni atıbız – Eldar Zhanikev
Kazakhstan – Birlikpen alga – Rin’go
Khakassia – Tus çirinde – Vladimir Dorju
Kosovo – Şu prizen – Ergin Karahasan
Kyrgyzstan – Kaygyrba – Çoro
Macedonia – Düşlerde yaşamak – Ikay Yusuf
Moldova-Gagauzia – Vernis lubov – Ludmila Turkan
Northern Cyprus – Havalanıyor – Grup Gommalar
Romania – Ay ak shatır – Genghiz Erhan Cutcalai
Shoria – Şoriya’nın unu – Çildiz Tannakaseva
Tatarstan – Üpkälämim – Alina Sharipzhanova
Turkey – Sen, ben, biz – Manevra
Tuva – Çavidak – Saylik Ommun
Ukraine – Elmalım – Fazile Ibraimova
Uzbekistan – Unutgin – Nilufar Usmonova
Yakutia – Sulus uonna tuun – Olga Spiridonova
The semi-final starts at 18.30 GMT (19.30 CET) on Thursday 19 December, with the final at the same time on Saturday 21 December. Various national and regional broadcasters will be showing the event live.
Do you think that the concept of Türkvizyon will become an event on the musical circuit each year and more importantly will this see Turkey stay away from Eurovision in the future?
Author : John Stanton
Source : Eurovision Ireland