‘Zhas Kanat 2018’ young performers’ contest
Twelve contestants of the annual young performers’ contest “Zhas Kanat” are expected to compete for the grand prize in three days of competition. The music contest will start on May 25. The panel of judges is made up of the popular singers who will evaluate the vocal abilities of the contestants. The people of Kazakhstan are waiting for the performances of the new contestants.
MURAT IRGALIYEV, PRODUCER, ‘Zhas Kanat’ Contest:
- Our contestants are experienced professionals who competed at children’s and adults’ contests. They are graduates of music schools, colleges and universities. We can say that this is the special feature of this year’s contest.
The youngest participant this year is 16 year-old Symbat Seilkhanova from Almaty.
SYMBAT SEILKHANOVA, ‘ZHAS KANAT’ CONTESTANT:
- I have chosen a diverse repertoire in order to show my talent from different perspectives. I want to perform the song PreGomesh. If I will enter the second round, I'll sing an English song, ‘Something's Got a Hold on Me.’
The competition gathered participants from different regions of the country. Among the contestants are talented singers and musicians from Astana, Almaty, Karaganda, Petropavlovsk, Taraz, Uralsk and Aktobe. According to the contest’s tradition, each participant planted a tree with a capsule containing note about his or her cherished dream underneath it.