The two songs that 12-year-old Shamil Kyyazov will perform at the Children’s Contest at Slavianski Bazaar have been revealed.

With the first of two nights of the Children’s Contest getting underway tomorrow night, the two songs that Kyrgyzstan’s participant will perform have been announced. Gulnara Toygonbaeva stated to 24.kg that Shamil will be performing the anthem from the World Nomad Games, as well as a song by French artist Michel Berger.

Shamil was born on 26 July, 2004 and lives in the city of Osh. He has been singing since he was seven years old and has competed in both domestic and international contests. In 2016 he won the Issyk-Kul Gathers Friends Contest, while earlier this year he won Grand Prix of the International Vocal Contest “Francophonie”. Last year Kyrgyzstan was represented by Aiza in the Children’s Contest.


Competing in the International Children’s Music Contest are:

  • Armenia – Eric Mkrtchyan
  • Belarus – Maria Magilnaya
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina – Ana Spasojević
  • Bulgaria – Cecil
  • Cuba – Erika Hernandez Gonzalez
  • Estonia – Vladislav Odintsov
  • Finland – Diana
  • Georgia – Helen
  • Greece – Sofia Ioannidou
  • Israel – Tali Kuper
  • Italy – Raphael
  • Kazakhstan – Yerzhan Maxim
  • Kyrgyzstan – Shamil Kyyazov
  • Latvia – Liene Zegele
  • Lithuania – Alana
  • Macedonia – Marija Spasovski
  • Malta – Martina Cutajar
  • Moldova – Maria Cazarinov
  • Russia – Ekaterina Kretova
  • Ukraine – Hanna Komyakova
  • United States – David

Source: 24.kg

Slavianski Bazaar has been held annually in Vibetsk, Belarus since 1992. The event consists of two competitive contests, the International Pop Song Performers Contest for singers age 18 to 31, and the Children’s Contest for those age between 7 and 12. The competition is popular in the former Soviet Union, Baltic States and the Balkans. Winners include Ruslana, Zeljko Joksimovic, Donny Montell and Alyona Lanskaya. The Children’s Contest has been held since 2003 and former winners include singers who have gone on to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This includes former winner Ksenia Sitnik who won for Belarus in 2005.