Kazakhstan: ADAM Preparing To Compete in Turkvision Selection

Rising Kazakh star, ADAM has expressed his willingness to compete in the Turkvision Song Contest 2017 on home soil.

ADAM also known as Dauren Orazbekov, has stated that he is beginning to prepare to compete in the Turkvision Song Contest 2016. Kazakhstan will be hosting the Turkvision Song Contest 2017 in the country’s capital, Astana at the end of August. This is the first time that one of the contests most successful nations has hosted the competition.

The rising Kazakh singer has already competed in international competitions, having represented Kazakhstan at Slavianski Bazaar 2017. He narrowly lost out to the winner of Alexey Gross from Belarus, who won the contest with a total of 157 points, compared to ADAM’s 155 points.

To date no details have been announced about the Kazakh selection process for this years contest. The country has since the first competition in 2013, held a national selection involving a public televote to decide who will represent them at the Turkvision Song Contest.

A total of fourteen nations and regions have confirmed that they will be participating in the Turkvision Song Contest 2017. This includes six debuting nations, they are; Latvia, Sweden, Moldova, Stavropol Krai, the Netherlands and Poland. Returning to the contest this year alongside Tatarstan are Crimea and Bashkortostan.

The list of confirmed participating countries and nations are:

  • Bashkortostan (Russian Federation)
  • Belarus
  • Crimea (Disputed territory)
  • Gagauzia (Moldova)
  • Germany
  • Kazakhstan – Host nation
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Stavropol Krai (Russian Federation)
  • Sweden
  • Tatarstan (Russian Federation)
  • Ukraine

Source: Kazakhstan TRK

The Turkvision Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskisehir. The contest which is open to Turkic nations and regions such as Turkey, Kazakhstan and Yakutia. The contest follows a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, with songs limited to being 4 minutes long. To date Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have won the contest.
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