Khakassia has selected a duet to represent them at the 3rd Turkvizyon Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sayana Saburova and Olga Vasilyeva were selected to represent the region of Russia at this years competition by a jury. Sayana Saburova was selected in 2014 to represent the region at the Turkvizyon Song Contest in Kazan, Tatarstan, however she did not make it through to the final.
Also selected last night in Abakan was the regions first ever participant in the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest which is also being held in Istanbul, Katya Kyzlasova was selected by the jury.
Larisa Mazay, Honoured Artist of Khakassia said that:
Popular culture has brought their own criteria, so we pay attention not only on the music, the quality of performance, voice capabilities, as well as on the stage of performance, presence and quality of the soundtrack.