Kazakhstan has become the latest nation to confirm their participation in the 26th annual Slavianski Bazaar in Vibetsk, Belarus.
Kazakhstan has confirmed that they will be participating in Slavianski Bazaar 2017, with the country selecting their participants on February 26. The selection will be held in Almaty, the largest city and former Capital of Kazakhstan.
In recent years Kazakhstan has become a dominant force in the contest gaining their first victory in the International Pop Song Performers Contest in 2015. Dimash Kudaibergen won the contest in 2015 setting off the young Kazakh performers career and making him a celebrity back home. He has gone on to participate in the ABU TV Song Festival 2015 and is currently competing a Chinese TV singing competition.
Marjane Arapbaeva was the first singer from Kazakhstan to place within the top five at the contest when she finished fourth in 2004. In 2016 Adam finished in second place in the International Pop Song Performers Contest, losing out to Alexey Gross from Belarus.
In the Children’s Contest Kazakhstan also has one victory, in 2015 the night before Dimash was crowned the winner of the International Pop Song Performers Contest, Luiza Nurkuatava won the Children’s Contest.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in this years contest: