Eldar Zhanikaev is going to represent Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia in the 1st Turkvision Song Contest which will be held in Eskişehir, Turkey.
Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia has joined Turkvision later than other 20 countries. They organized a joint-venture election and the candidates from both regions participated. At the end of the election, jury selected Eldar Zhanikaev from Kabardino-Balkaria to represent this partnership. Eldar is going to sing a song called "Adamdı Bizni Atıbız" in Karachai-Malkar language.