Tonight two countries will select their entrant for Turkvizyon 2014 in Kazan, Tatarstan. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will hold their finals, in which both the public and the jury will select their participant for this years contest.
The final takes place tonight in Astana the Kazakh Capital in front of thousands in the arena and millions of viewers at home. The show kicks off at 15:00 CET and can be watched live on Khabar TV here.
The 12 finalists in tonight’s Kazakh selection are as follows:
- Abdulkarim Karimov
- Beybit Koshkaliyev
- Group – Alashuly
- Group – Alshy
- Group – VoiceKz
- Dastan Orazbekov
- Dias Ablayev
- Yerbol Sharipov
- Zhanar Dugalova
- Markhaba Sabiyeva
- Nұrbolat Abdullin
- Nurzhan Kermenbayev
- Serik Ibragimov
Luina also participated in the Kazakh final last year and is one of the biggest names in the Kazakh music industry. Furthermore Group – Alashuly, Serik Ibragimov and Nurzhan Kermenbayev all also took part in the 2013 final.
The jury that will have a 50% say in the results is made up of:
- Rinat Gysin – composer, arranger, singer, music produce
- Rinat Dumanuly – general producer of “The Agency” Khabar “
- Aynur Tursynbayeva – TV presenter
- Timur Serzhanov – DJ, program director of the radio station «NS»
- Altynay Zhorabaeva – Kazakhstan singer, Honored Kazakhstan, Laureate of “Daryn”.
Kyrgyzstan this year held a far smaller selection process than in 2013, with a non-televised semi final held earlier this month. The final tonight will see the Kyrgyz public and a jury select who will go to Kazan and fly the flag of Kyrgyzstan.
The 10 finalists who will perform at the Kyrgyz State Philharmonic Society. T. Satylganov tonight are:
- Bakytbekov Aybek
- The Dreamers
- Asanakunov Rustam
- Adilet Azim uulu
- Gul’nara Toygonbayeva
- Duet Non Stop
- Primberdiyev Kayrat
- Abdykalykova Meerim
- Il’yaz Andash
- Sagynbayev Mirlan
The show can be watched live from 15:00 CET on KTRK the Kyrgyz national broadcaster here.