Kazakhstan: Bala Dauysy Winner Will Not Go To Bala Turkvizyon?

The winner of Bala Dauysy, the Children’s Song Contest in Kazakhstan appears not to be representing Kazakhstan at Bala Turkvizyon 2016.

The rules for Bala Dauysy have been published online this week and they appear to show that the show is no longer linked to the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. As reported earlier this year Kazakhstan intends in 2017 for the contest itself to be turned into an international contest instead of just a domestic song contest.

The rules published on the official website for this years contest make no mention of this years Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. The website states that:

The winner will receive a grant to study at the School of Music, the right to shoot video and its rotation, participation in the International Children’s Song Contest at the discretion of the Fund.

While the rules do state the participation in the “International Children’s Song Contest”, it does not specifically name the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. This raises questions as to whether the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest will be held this year in Turkey.

Kazakhstan was the country behind the idea of the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest in 2015, with the country heavily involved in the format and organisation of the contest. Furthermore the Kazakh broadcaster and selection process received praised from the organisers for the best selection process in 2015.

With what appears to be a lack of direct link with this years Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest and a number of reports from delegations about a lack of information about this years contest, it is a question as to whether this years contest will be held. To date Kumyk, Khakassia and Northern Cyprus have stated they are waiting for information from the organisers. Furthermore regions who participated or were due to participate last year such as Crimea have launched there Turkvizyon selection with no mention of the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest.

To date four countries and regions have selected their participant for Bala Turkvizyon 2016:

  • Azerbaijan – Aydan Ilxasade
  • Belarus – Ruslana
  • Stavropol Krai – Madina Kartakeyva
  • Ukraine – Ljudmila Bazadzhi

Source: Bala Dauysy

3 replies on “ Kazakhstan: Bala Dauysy Winner Will Not Go To Bala Turkvizyon? ”
  1. Some responsible people seriously have to start sharing information about both Bala Turkvision and Turkvision! This is just catastrophic. Two months to go, and noone knows anything. The two biggest participants, Kazakhstan and Kyrgisistan, did not publish a word about any national finals yet. Gagauz national final, supposed to be held one week ago, is not mentioned by one single word online! Did it even happen? Official sources (TMB TV) said the contest will be held in Istanbul, while other sources say it’s gonna be held in Antalya! People don’t even know where to go for this contest! Seriously! If I wanted to go to this contest, it would basically be impossible! I don’t even know what country I should buy my plane ticked for… and if I take a wild guess on Turkey I don’t even know what city to go to. When you don’t know this untill two weeks before the contest, it’s basically impossible! And, if you know the city, you don’t know the date… It’s ridicoulous! ORGANIZERS! YOU SERIOUSLY CANNOT GO ON LIKE THIS!!! Imagine if you did not know where Eurovision Song Contest would be held, and at what date, untill one month in advance?! This contest can never be big if you don’t fix the information flow. I can understand a lot of start-up problems in 2013, and even in 2014, but seriously! And… if Kazakhstand withdraws from this contests (Bala Turkvision or Turkvision) this contest would not have the streinght anymore to go on for years and years, but it would not surprise me at all if they all give this up… if the local organizers lack of info is about as big as the fan’s lack of info. Excuse all my typos!

  2. Yes, Jesper… I agree with you. It’s amazing, in a negative way, that a TV-channel like TMB TV is not even able to give any information about venue, city and dates (how can you even organize a competition like this if you don’t know such important things long long time before). Since before summer I was more or less decided to go to this years Turkvision, since I read it would be in Istanbul (easier to get a flight from here to Turkey then to for example Kazakhstan or Azerbajdsjan, or other alternative cities it have been held or could be held). But I gave this idea up a few weeks ago… I don’t know a city, I don’t know when and you cannot even be sure of the country. When all comes to all, you don’t even know for sure if it will be any competition.

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