13-year-old Malika Smagulova has been selected after two days of auditions in Astana to compete in the Kazakh Bala Turkvizyon selection.
185 children turned out for the auditions in the capital of Kazakhstan at the Palace of the Schoolchildren. In the end it was 13-year-old Malika who won over the judges and will be representing the Kazakh Capital. Malika has been singing since the age of 5 and currently is studying music.
She told the press that:
My dream – to become a legendary singer. Today I was overwhelmed with emotion, joy and happiness. I really wanted to win and tried to this victory. Thanks to everyone who supported me and believed in me.