Turkvision – Celebrations have been taking place in Kazakhstan after it won this year’s Türkvizyon song contest. The alternative competition, established by Turkey, this year involved 25 Turkic-speaking countries and was watched by about 3 million people.
This year’s winner was Zhanar Dugalova, singing ‘Izin Korem‘ (Ізін көрем). The song was composed by Zhanar herself with Rinat Zayytov.
Zhanar was delighted to win, saying
“We have done everything we planned. I was first in Tatarstan, Kazan. Now the city will be one of my favorites. You cannot even imagine how happy I am that we are first. This victory in the Turkvizyon competition will be remembered for a long time. Not least because the live broadcast was watched by about 3 million people!”
This year’s event was held in Kazan in Tartarstan, with 15 countries competing in the final. Check out who was knocked out of the semi-final here. Tartastan came second in the competition. Turkish broadcaster TRT will not be too happy as Turkey finished last!
You can watch the whole programme here:
Next year’s Türkvizyon will take place in Mary, Turkmenistan.