Turkmenistan is hoping to participate in Beijing

Turkmenistan is hoping to participate in Beijing

Two more countries have revealed their entries for the 2016 ABU Radio Song Festival in Bejing, China.

Turkmenistan is hoping to debut in this years festival with their first ever participation in an ABU Song Festival event. The State Committe of Turkmenistan for Telvision, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography has selected Atajan Berdiyev to represent them in Beijing. Mr Berdiyev will sing “Folk Music” in Beijing. Atajan was born in 1982 and since 2000 has been a singer in the country, he performs in drama’s and operas and has performed outside of Turkmenistan in a number of festivals.

Singapore is represented by Ling Kai and her song “Year, Month, Day”. Ling Kai first rose to fame in 2007 when she began posting covers on YouTube in Chinese and English. Since then she has participated in the first season of The Voice in China. Singapore is one of a handful of countries to have participated in every ABU Radio Song Festival.

The number of countries wishing to participate in this years festival is now at 13. You can listen to the songs here.