Shakira and Enrique Iglesias to sing at Astana Music Award 29 января 2013, 14:25
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Bayterek Zhuldyzdary statuette. Photo courtesy of the organizers of the event
Astana authorities have come up with an idea of holding the International Music Award Bayterek Zhuldyzdary, Tengrinews.kz reports.
49 representatives from 27 countries will participate in the event. Singers from China, Ukraine, Sweden, Ireland, Columbia, Spain, the USA, Cuba, Iran and other countries will take part in the Award. “We have held an opinion poll among people aged 18-63. According to the results of the poll, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Brown, Westlife, Arash, Morandi, Korean and Chinese singers are the top preferences. We have made preliminary agreements with them. Their directors agreed on their participation in the Award,” Bayterek Zhuldyzdary representative said. He added that many singers took the proposal enthusiastically. “Westlife band that cancelled its European show, gave their consent to make the last concert in Kazakhstan, because they are interested in the country. Chinese singers are ready to come for free, they have asked only to arrange accommodation for them,” the official added.
Four or five Kazakhstan singers will take part in the Award. They are Batyrkhan Shukenov, Ali Okapov, Rin’GO band and Alisher Karimov. Kazakhstan citizens will have a chance to vote for the candidates. The voting started at one of the local TV channels in the middle or December. The Award will be organized as a charitable campaign. “The Award is a charitable campaign. Talented disabled children will sing at the same stage with the stars. We will allocate a certain amount of money for them; it will be a good fee. We are going to organize a contest for disabled children. This opportunity will become a great incentive for them to show their worth,” Bayterek Zhuldyzdary representative said.
Bayterek Zhuldyzdary managers are planning to hold the annual award on March 30 at the Arena Stadium. The Award statuette will repeat the shape of Bayterek monument (a monument and observation tower in Astana, Kazakhstan). The dome of the statuette will be cast gold and other parts will be silver. The name of the winner will be written in golden letters at the bottom of the statuette that will be made of mahogany.