Turkvision Song Contest 2015

The Turkvision Song Contest 2015 (Turkish: Türkvizyon Şarkı Yarışması 2015) was the third edition of the Turkvision Song Contest, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey; and organised by Turkish Music Box Television (TMB). A total of twenty-one Turkic regions, which have either a large Turkic population or a widely spoken Turkic language, participated in the contest, as well as one Turkic ethnic groups who do not have a defined region. There was no semi-final this year, whilst the final took place on 19 December 2015.

Turkvision Song Contest 2015
Türkvizyon Istanbul 2015
Turkvision Song Contest 2015 logo.jpg
Dates
Final19 December 2015
Host
VenueYahya Kemal Beyatli Cultural Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
Presenter(s)
Host broadcasterTurkish Music Box Television (TMB)
Opening actErkin Tursynhan, Aydin Nurdinov
Interval actBurat Kut
Participants
Number of entries21
Debuting countries
Returning countries
Non-returning countries
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         Participating countries     Countries that participated in the past but not in 2015
Vote
Voting systemA juror from each region evaluates all the songs on a 10 point system.
Winning song
2014 ← Turkvision Song Contest → 2016 → 2020

LocationEdit

 
Yahya Kemal Beyatli Cultural Centre, venue for the 2015 edition.

On 22 November 2014, it was announced that the hosts for Turkvision 2015 would have been Turkmenistan. Mary, the capital city of Mary Province in Turkmenistan, had been previously chosen as the host city.[1] However, on 21 February 2015 it was announced that the host city had been changed and the contest would then take place in Ashgabat.[2] In late August 2015, the host city was changed yet again to Istanbul, Turkey.[3]

The contest was held in the Yahya Kemal Beyatli Cultural Centre, in Istanbul, Turkey. The centre has 10,000 covered seats of 30,000 seats at total in Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul.[4]

FormatEdit

National host broadcasterEdit

Unlike the previous two editions, there was no semi-final held for the 2015 edition.[5] The final took place on 19 December 2015, and was organised by the host broadcaster Turkish Music Box Television (TMB).[6]

National jury membersEdit

Each participating country is represented by one jury member, confirmed as being on the jury were:

ParticipantsEdit

Twenty-one Turkic regions, which have either a large Turkic population or a widely spoken Turkic language, participated in the contest which took place on 19 December 2015. Below are the details of each of the participants.[6]

Draw Region[13] Artist[14] Song[14] Language Place[15] Points[15]
01   Germany Derya Kaptan "Sessiz Çiğlik" Turkish 11 153
02   Albania Xhoi Bejko & Visar Rexhepi "Adi Hasret" Turkish 8 154
03   Azerbaijan Mehman Tağıyev "İstanbul" Azerbaijani 7 155
04   Belarus Aleksandra Kazimova "Azadliq" Azerbaijani 20 126
05   Bosnia and Herzegovina Adis Škaljo "Pa šta" Bosnian 12 153
06   Bulgaria Big Star Life "İstanbuldayiz" Turkish 6 162
07   Georgia Anar Askerov "Tenha Yürek" Azerbaijani 16 138
08   Iraq Oğuz Sirmali "Serenat" Turkish 17 137
09   Iran Reza Esbilani "Menim Arzum" Azerbaijani 19 131
10   Kazakhstan Orda "Olaı emes" (Олай емес) Kazakh 2 185
11   Kyrgyzstan Jiidesh İdirisova [ky] "Kim bilet" (Ким билет) Kyrgyz 1 194
12   Kosovo Tolga Kazaz "Sevmek Günah Midir?" Turkish 14 141
13   Northern Cyprus İpek Amber "Sessiz Gidiş" Turkish 9 154
14   Macedonia Kaan Mazhar "Böyle Olmamaliydi" Turkish 4 165
15   Găgăuzia Valentin Ormanji "Sev Beni Sev" Turkish 10 154
16   Uzbekistan KaaPlya (Ajnabiy) and Hurdona "Azadlik" Uzbek 21 119
17   Romania Edvin Eddy "Seviyorum Anlasana" Turkish 18 134
18   Serbia Almedin Varošanin "Trag" (Траг) Serbian, Bosnian 15 140
19   Syria Adil Şan "Geliş" Turkish 5 165
20   Turkey Görkem Durmaz "Hirçin Sular" Turkish 3 175
21   Ukraine Anna Mitioglo "Baaşla bana" Gagauz 13 148

Other awardsEdit

In addition to the contest winner, there were also three other awards presented during the show. These were as follows:[15]

Category Country Performer(s) Song
Peace Prize   Iraq Oğuz Sirmali "Serenat"
Friendly Prize   Syria Adil Şan "Geliş"
Special Jury Award   Germany Derya Kaptan "Sessiz Çiğlik"

BroadcastersEdit

Each of the participating broadcasters is expected to broadcast the contest live. The broadcasters that are confirmed so far are:

Other regionsEdit

The following list of regions participated in the past but did not compete in 2015:

  •   Altai Republic – On 28 November it was announced that Altai Republic would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey.[20]
  •   Bashkortostan – On 30 November it was announced that Bashkortostan would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Bashkortostan did select Ziliya Bachtieva to represent them in 2015.[21]
  •   Crimea – On 30 November it was announced that Crimea would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Crimea did select Safiye Denishaeva with the song "Aqın Dostlar" to represent them in 2015.[22]
  •   Kabardino-Balkaria &   Karachay-Cherkessia – On 30 November it was announced that Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia did select Islam Appayev with the song "Unutma meni" (Karachay-Balkar: Унутма мени) to represent them in 2015.[23]
  •   Khakassia – On 30 November it was announced that Khakassia would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Khakassia did select Sayana Saburova & Olga Vasilyeva to represent them in 2015.[24]
  •   Kumyks – On 17 December it was announced that Kumyks would not debut at the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Kumyks did select Gulmira, Fatima and Kamilya with the song "Alğa!" to represent them in 2015.[citation needed]
  •   Moscow – On 30 November it was announced that Moscow would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Moscow did select Zuleyha İlbakova with the song "Belekey qiź" to represent them in 2015.[citation needed]
  •   Stavropol Krai – On 3 December it was announced that Stavropol Krai would not debut at the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Stavropol Krai did select İslam Satırov with the song "Tuvgan erym" (Nogai: Тувган ерым (Native land)) to represent them in 2015.[25]
  •   Tatarstan – In December 2015, it was announced that Tatarstan would withdraw from the contest due to the state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey.[26] Tatarstan had selected the song "Siña kaytam", performed by Yamle, to represent them in 2015.[27]
  •   Tuva – On 30 November it was announced that Tuva would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Tuva did select Arjaana Stal-ool with the song "Tuvam" (Tuvan: Тывам) to represent them in 2015.[24]
  •   Yakutia – On 1 December it was announced that Yakutia would withdraw from the contest due to the current state of international relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Despite this Yakutia did select Dalaana to represent them in 2015.[28]

Whilst these countries were rumored to debut, but did not enter:

  •   Hungary – Hungary sent a delegation to the Capital of Culture's opening ceremony in Merv, Turkmenistan. However, none of the Hungarian broadcasters have made any official announcement regarding their début.[29]
  •   Kalmykia – The Republic of Kalmykia also sent a delegation to Merv, Turkmenistan; hosts of the Capital of Culture's opening ceremony. However, GTRK Kalmykia, the broadcaster of Kalmykia, has not made any official announcement regarding their début.[30]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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