Kazakh singers succeed at international contest
Talented children from Kazakhstan have become the winners of the “Young Europe” international singing contest held in Kyiv. The judges recognized vocal abilities, artistry and the traditional costumes of the contestants from Kazakhstan.
This year, there were 75 participants from nine countries – Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Peru, South Korea and Israel.
ZHIBEK ELTAI, AWARDEE, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ‘YOUNG EUROPE’:
-Many people liked my dress. When designing the dress, we wanted it to be bright, attractive and beautiful. Many people asked me, where did I get this dress from. I performed the song “Tugan Zher” at the contest and the audience liked it very much.
TATYANA APANASSENKO, DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ‘YOUNG EUROPE’:
- We have the international panel of judges from eight countries, such as Italy, Poland and Kazakhstan, but the majority of them are from Ukraine. Judging by the points, our judges liked children from Kazakhstan a lot. They liked their voices, looks, beautiful costumes, charisma and very good vocal skills.
It is the first performance abroad for Zhibek, Sayazhan and Aiganym. The young Kazakh singers’ debut was very successful. They took the first, second and third places in the “Vocal” and “Traditional Song” nominations in separate age categories. The young singers performed songs in two languages.