Today Kazakhstan will be holding the semi final of their Bala Turkvizyon selection process, 16 singers and groups will be competing in the show.
The semi final tonight will select 8 singers to go through to Sunday’s final where one singer will be selected to represent Kazakhstan at the 1st Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. The 8 finalists will be selected by a combination of public televote and the votes of 16 well known Kazakh music stars who are jury members from the 16 regions.
The 16 semi finalists are:
- Rashida Uzykhanova (13) – East Kazakhstan
- Tamila Rakhimbayeva – Pavlodar
- Tursynkhan Yerkin (12) – Karaganda
- Kuralay Meyrambek (12) – Kyzlorda
- Nazima Dvenadtsatiletnyaya – Shymket
- Marat Duman (12) – Taraz
- Aydana Dzhumagulova (13), Dana Ali (12), Akerke Suleymenova (13) – Almaty (City)
- Aruzhan Sagyngaliyeva (11) – Mangystau
- Ayaulym Aynabekova (11) and Nurdaulet Tlekkabyl (9) – Atyrau
- Rakhmana Satiyeva (12) – Aktobe
- Murzagulu Almagambetovu – Uralsk
- Mariya Kunshchikova and Maulen Kadirov – Kostany
- Ayman Aman (13) – Kokshetau
- Dinu Diyarat (11)- North Kazakhstan
- Dilnura Birzhanova (13) – Astana
- Akhzan Bayzak (12) – Almaty (Region)
You can watch the semi final live from 16:00 local time (11:00 CET), the show is live from the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in the capital Astana. Watch it live here.