Dimas Kudaibergen is being thrown onto the international stage after winning Slavianski Bazaar earlier this week.
The young Kazakh singer wowed the audiences and judges with his performances, after winning the contest he said that “Kazakh folk music can conquer the world”. Before the competition Dimas was a relatively unknown singer having only released a couple of singles including “Көркемім”. At a press conference in Kazakhstan yesterday he added that:
I think that Kazakh artists will show themselves even more prestigious scenes, as the Eurovision Song Contest. Just need only sing Kazakh songs, I think so. English songs is no surprise, but the Kazakh folk song can surprise the whole world, because our music is the best in the world.
His next international performance will take place in South Korea in September and then he will be representing Kazakhstan on their debut in the ABU TV Song Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. Dimas was selected to represent Kazakhstan at the ABU TV Song Festivla by a jury in April after auditions were held for young singers.
You can watch one of Dimas’ performances below: