Zaman Group have been revealed as the Kyrgz entrants in the 4th edition of the Turkvision Song Contest.
Kyrgyzstan are set to be represented by Zaman Group at the 4th edition of the Turkvision Song Contest. Zaman is a boyband formed of Kuba, Kurmanbek and Nurislam. The group have been performing for the past two years and have a popular following in Kyrgyzstan. This is the first time that Kyrgyzstan has selected their Turkvision participant without conducting a televised selection process.
Kyrgyzstan was one of just five countries and regions to have held a televised selection process to select their entrant at the Turkvision Song Contest every year since their debut. The only others being Kazakhstan, Tatarstan (Russia), Crimea and Azerbaijan.
Kyrgyzstan has participated in the Turkvizyon Song Contest since it was first held in 2013. At the first contest they were represented by the group Çoro with the song “Tooluk Kyz”, the country made it through to the final where they finished 8th with 183 points. In 2014 when the contest was held in Kazan, Tatarstan, Kyrgyzstan finished 4th in the final represented by Non-Stop and the song “Seze bil”, with a total of 196 points, 29 points away from victory. In 2015 Kyrgyzstan won the contest represented by Jiidesh and her song “Kim Bilet”, she scored 194 points, 9 points more than runners-up Kazakhstan.