Saida Mukhametzyanova who was selected to represent Tatarstan at the first Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest has given her first recital in Tatarstan.

Saida was selected to represent Tatarstan at the first Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey, however was forced to withdraw following a deterioration of Russian relations with Turkey. Saida was already well-known in Tatarstan before competing in the Bala Turkvizyon selection process, she competed in the second series of the Voice Kids in Russia.

Her first recital in Tatarstan took place at the Tugan Avylym Entertainment complex in the capital of Tatarstan, Kazan. You can watch part of her recital below:

Source: Business Gazeta

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”.