Zilija Bahtieva has been selected to represent Bashkortostan at the 3rd Turkvizyon Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey.
Zilija Bahtieva (Зилия Бахтиева) will be representing Bashkortostan as part of the group “Al-Salam”(«Ас-Салям»), she beat off competition from 7 other singers to represent the region at this years contest. Also selected last night was the regions first Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest singer, Galisar Baiguskarova (Гальсар Байгускарова) was selected from 7 other singers.
The representative of the TMB TV channel at the selection process said that:
This year, I was the third time organizes regional stage «Turkvision». It’s hard to find participants, because you have to sing a live voice, to show all his skill and nature. Our performers are often unable to express itself through the voice and the level of competition is very high.