Kabardino-Balkaria have selected Eldar Zhanikaev as their participtant for Turkvizyon. The selection was held at the “Avenue” restaurant in Cherkessk. Kabardino-Balkaria appear to be a last minute addition to the contest as they only announced their qualifying selection last week and do not appear on the official website for the contest. It also appears that Karbardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia are going as one region to the contest as the act is from Karbardino-Balkaria, but the selection was held in Karachay-Cherkessia.
The chairman of the jury Pervina Sadigov from TMB TV told the press that:
Of the twelve contestants in our opinion, Eldar was the most professional and colorful and can convey the originality of modern Karachai-Balkar songs
The name of his song is called “Имя тебе-человек” which translates as “Name thee-man”, you can watch his performance below: