The first show of Novaya Zvezda (Новая Звезда) 2016 took place this evening in Russia with six artists being selected to go through to the next round of the contest.
The contest which sees one singer representing each of the 85 regions of Russia saw its second series begin tonight. At total of 12 singers took to the stage this evening with the jury selecting just six to go through to the next round of the contest.
The qualifiers are:
- Chechnya – Murat Baykayev
- Karelia – Kseniya Novikova
- Kostroma Oblast – Kalina folk (Group)
- Murmansk Oblast – СOOL ON (Group – Viktor & Demiyan Shumkovy)
- Rostov Oblast – Larisa Yakovenko
- Tuva – Saliyk Ommun
Out of the contest are:
- Astrakan Oblast – Makarov Vyacheslav
- Kaliningrad Oblast – Duet #MYLYUBIM (Viktoriya Grushko and Dmitriy Kozelskiy)
- Kaluga Oblast – Yelena Shishkina
- Volgoda Oblast – Yelizaveta Vinogradova
- Volgograd Oblast – Quartet Per4men
- Voronezh Oblast – Nina Makintosh
The knock out rounds will take place until 42 singers have been selected, these will take place over the space of seven weeks.