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Azerbaijan wins Children`s Turkvision song contest

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Baku, December 16, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani singers Nuray Rahman, 5, and Ahmad Amirli, 14, have won the First Children's Song Contest Bala Türkvizyon in Istanbul. The Azerbaijani singers scored 115 points after performing "Childhood" song.

The contest involved entries from 13 countries.

In the children's contest "Azərbaycanın səsi Bala" on ATV channel Nuray Rahman and Ahmed Amirli shared the first place gaining the largest number of SMS-votes.

Belarus was represented by 12-year-old Azerbaijani Fateh Hussein. Another Azerbaijani Shaban Mammadov represented Georgia. Contestants from Iran - Attila, Roza, Daria, Aylin & Tala performed an Azerbaijani composition.

Türkvizyon is an annual song contest which was created by TÜRKSOY in cooperation with the Turkish music channel TMB TV. Based on the similar format of the Eurovision Song Contest, Türkvizyon focuses primarily on participating Turkic countries and regions. The participating countries and regions have to take part in the Semi Final. A juror from each nation awards between 1 and 10 points for every entry, except their own. An amount of 12 to 15 nations qualify for the Grand Final where the jury determines the winner. TÜRKSOY has stated that televoting is going to be introduced in the future. Unlike the Eurovision Song Contest in which the winning country proceeds to host the following year's event, hosting of the Türkvizyon Song Contest takes place in the country or region that is also hosting the Turkish Capital of Culture.

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