Eldar Zhanikaev has been selected for a second year in a row to represent Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia, he will sing “Barama” (Барама). The two regions which send joint entries to the contest, held their selection round on Sunday in Karachyevsk. Interest in the contest was high according to the co-ordinator, they told RIA that:
A large number of applications were made from those wishing to take part in the regional round, but not all of them have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the competition. As a result, the right to represent our country fought ten people.
The winner was selected by a jury made up of; Chaired by the music channel “TMB TV” Parvin Sadigova of the jury included the People’s Artist of the KCR, Honored Artist of Abkhazia Lydia Batchaeva, People’s Artist of the CBD Cupid Tekkuev, Head of Culture and Youth Policy Administration CLC Bella Borlakova, Honored Artist of the Republic of Ingushetia Ruslan Musukaev , theater artist Balkaria Aubekir Meziev, music editor of the channel “Arhiz 24” Bella Temirlieva.
You can watch the news report of the contest below as well as hear a snippet of the winning song at the end: