The format for this year’s Turkvision will see both a Semi Final and Grand Final in the revived Online contest. It will be the first time a Semi Final has been used since 2014.
The rules have also been announced for the 2020 Contest:
- Participants must be at least 18 year’s old and come from Turkic countries/communities or have Turkish heritage.
- Competing songs must be in a modern style, lasting between three to four minutes and must be sang in Turkish or a Turkic language.
- An organisation or participating broadcaster must select the participants, with participants applying directly to TMB, the host broadcaster, if there is no televised selection.
- Songs cannot be performed publicly before Turkvision 2020, unless it’s within a televised selection.
All performances need to be pre-recorded in High Definition by Sunday 15th November. Three angled HD videos of each performance will be required – above the waist, close-up of the face, and full length.
Last Sunday we announced Germany will be participating. Since then, Seyran Ismayilkhanov has been internally selected by an unknown broadcaster. His song has yet to be announced.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovoix World