Diana Ishniyazova will represent Bashkortostan at Turkvizyon 2013. She won the Bashkir national final last night beating off competition from 16 other participants.
The winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest Eldar Gasimov was a guest at the final, he told the competitors that:
I know how you feel anxiety before performances. I want the guys today have forgotten about the competition, that someone looks better that someone sings better. And just went on stage, feeling by professionals case
After Bashkortostan’s selection this leaves only Chuvashia, Georgia, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Xinyang to select their acts for the contest just 2 weeks away.