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Kosovo in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest

2019-08-13 17:54:02
Member stationRadio Television of Kosovo (RTK)
National selection events
Participation summary
First appearance2015
Best result10th: 2015
Worst result10th: 2015

The participation of Kosovo in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest first began in Istanbul, Turkey, at the inaugural Bala Turkvision Song Contest in 2015. Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK) have been responsible for the selection process of their participants, since their debut in 2015. Ela Kazaz was the first representative for Kosovo at the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Yeni Yil", which finished in tenth place out of thirteen participating entries, achieving a score of ninety-three points. As of Bala Turkvision 2015, Kosovo have awarded the most points to Georgia, and Macedonia. They have received the most points from Albania, and Macedonia.


  • 1 Origins of the contest
  • 2 History
    • 2.1 Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2015
    • 2.2 Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2016
  • 3 Participation
  • 4 Voting history
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References

Origins of the contest

Bala Turkvision is an annual song contest. Based on the similar format of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Bala Turkvision focuses primarily on participating Turkic countries and regions. A juror from each nation awards between 1 and 10 points for every entry, except their own. In the Grand Final the jury determines the winner. Unlike the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in which the winning country proceeds to host the following year's event, hosting of the Bala Turkvision Song Contest takes place in the country or region that is also hosting the Turkish Capital of Culture.[1]


Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2015

It was announced on 14 December 2015, that the Kosovar national broadcaster, Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK), were making their Bala Turkvision debut at the 2015 contest in Istanbul, Turkey on 15 December 2015.[2] The mechanism used by RTK was done internally, who selected child-singer, Ela Kazaz, as their first participant to represent Kosovo at the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Yeni Yil".[2] At the 2015 contest, Kosovo finished in tenth place scoring ninety-three points, from the other twelve participating countries.[3]

Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2016

On 8 December 2016, it was announced that both the Turkvision Song Contest 2016 and Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2016 had been delayed until March 2017, marking the first time since either of the inaugural contests, that a postponement had occurred.[4] However, it was later confirmed that both of the 2016 contests had been cancelled due to the December 2016 Istanbul bombings.[5] The contest was rescheduled to take place at the Saryarka Velodrome, in Astana, Kazakhstan.[6]


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place   Withdrew/Disqualified 

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2015 Ela Kazaz "Yeni Yil" Turkish 10 93
2016 Did not participate Contest cancelled

Voting history

The tables below shows Kosovo's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2015:

See also

  • Kosovo in the Eurovision Song Contest – A singing competition organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
  • Kosovo in the Eurovision Young Dancers – A competition organised by the EBU for younger dancers aged between 16 and 21.
  • Kosovo in the Turkvision Song Contest – A contest for countries and regions which are of Turkic-speaking or Turkic ethnicity.


  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (27 May 2015). "Bala Turkvizyon: Childrens Turkvizyon Song Contest Launched". Eurovoix-world. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (14 December 2015). "Kosovo is participating in Bala Turkvizyon 2015". Eurovoix. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (20 December 2015). "Bala Turkvizyon 15: Show now broadcast, details fully revealed". Eurovoix-world. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (8 December 2016). "Turkvision Song Contest delayed until March". Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (15 February 2017). "Turkvision Song Contest 2017 to be held in Kazakhstan". Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (18 February 2017). "Final of Turkvision 2017 to be held September 10". Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 March 2017.