4 and 5 October 2008

The First Contest of Pop Song among the Turkic-speaking Countries «Cholpon Jyldyz» took place in the Cultural Center «Rukh Ordo» named after Ch. Aytmatov from 4 to 5 October 2008. Ten countries were presented:

Azerbaijan - Seyran

Altai Group - «TALA»

Kazakhstan - Daulet Bolatbaev

Cyprus - Doha

Kyrgyzstan - Islam Akmatov

Moldova - Petr Petkovic

Tatarstan - Chulpan Ahmetzyanova

Turkmenistan - Serdar Khaidarov

Turkey - Bertu Cemil

Chuvashia - Olga Prokopyeva

A compulsory program was presented to the competent jury on the first day and arbitrary program on the second. Each performance amazed by its patriotism, brightness and unprecedented devotion. Strict jury had a difficult choice - who will be the winner. The 1st place were given to representative of Turkmenistan - Serdar Khaidarov, he impressed everyone with his purest voice and extraordinary charisma. The spectators' sympathy prize «flew away» to distant Cyprus, the beautiful Doha, did not leave a single contestant indifferent.

All participants of «Cholpon Jyldyz» received a lot of pleasant impressions about the beautiful mountainous country, the hospitality of the people and the great organization.

We would like to note that many participants of the contest have already applied for participation in the next year, and several countries started the struggle for the right to hold it. We are particularly pleased with the fact that the debut of the international contest took place in Kyrgyzstan and wherever it is held, it will be called «Cholpon Jyldyz».