Kazakhstan's singer Luina advances in Rising Star Turkiye show21 september 2015, 16:44
Kazakhstan's popular singer Luina, who is taking part in Rising Star Turkiye show, has made it to the third round of the competition, Tengrinews reports.
Rising Star Turkiye, which is the Turkish version of the Israeli interactive reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star), has been aired every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on TV8 channel since July.
Rising Star is not an ordinary singing competition, as unlimited number of people may determine whether a participant proceeds to the next stage or not.
While viewers vote for the participants via a mobile app developed specially for the show and images of voters gleaned from their Facebook pages appear live on the large screen facing the singer, judges simultaneously vote by pressing their Yes/No buttons. Their votes count for 7 percent each.
The wall disappears once the performer secures 70 percent of votes.
This time Luina performed Alicia Keys's Empire State of Mind and got 84 percent, which is two percent less than in the previous round, when she sang Beyonce's Halo. Each of four judges - Mustafa Sandal, Demet Akalin, Oyku Serter and Fuat Guner gave their votes to her.
"Guys, I made it to the next round of Rising Star Turkiye show and I am incredibly happy! Thank you all, who supported me. See you in the next round!" Luina wrote on her Vkontakte page.
Reporting by Aizhan Tugelbayeva, writing by Assel Satubaldina