Rashida Uzykhanova is the first singer to have been selected to take part in the Kazakh Bala Turkvizyon selection process.
A total of 157 children aged between 8 and 13 took part in the auditions in Oskemen, East Kazakhstan. Rashida is 12 years old and from the city of Semey. Rashida will now go onto prepare for the semi final of the Kazakh selection on September 17th.
Producer Erik Tastembekov who was on the jury in Oskemen said that:
We tried not to make a mistake and choose the best of the 157 talented young people from all over the East Kazakhstan, which was very difficult to do. As a result, Rashida will present the region at the national final in Astana.
A total of 16 singers will be selected to take part in the Kazakh selection, the final will take place on September 18th.