Darina who is representing Crimea at next weeks Turkvizyon Song Contest will sing “Suya gider”, which will be sung in Crimean Tatar. The song which translates as “I went to fetch water” will be performed in Kazan, Tatarstan on Wednesday night as Crimea attempts to qualify for the final for the first time.
Darina was selected by a jury after a month of auditions which culminated in an 8 person national final. The semi finals and final of Turkvizyon 2014 will be broadcast live on STRC Crimea. The name of the Crimean national selection is Shellyale (Шелляле) which has been broadcast since 1996, it has only recently been adopted as Crimea’s selection process.