Yasmin Ibrayeva has been selected to represent the Kostanay region of Kazakhstan in the countries Bala Turkvizyon 2016 selection process.
Yasmin who is 11 years old is from the village of Michurino. She has been singing since she was a small child and has been supported in her singing by teachers at school. Her grandfather who attended the rehearsal with Yasmin told the assembled press that:
Our Yasmin from childhood delighted us with her singing. She also wants to learn dancing and acting. Today we had proved that everything is not in vain: the lessons, rehearsals and even tears! Today is the best day of my life!
The mentor of the Kostanay region was Dimash Kudaibergenov the winner of the Slavianski Bazaar 2015 and representative of Kazakhstan at the 2015 ABU TV Song Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.
The next round of auditions takes place in Aktobe on July 23 and 24.
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The Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2015. The contest is the children’s version of the Turkvizyon Song Contest. Participants in the contest must be aged between 8 and 15 and perform their song in a Turkic language. The winner of the contest is decided by a jury made up one person representing each competing country. The winner of the first contest were Azerbaijan who were represented by Nuray & Ahmed and the song “Cocukluk Yillari”.