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