Sevil Memetova, a singer of the Crimean Tatar descent, took part in the popular Turkish song contest Rising Star, not only winning the hearts of the audience, but also passing to the second round of the contest, which will be held on the evening of September 5, the singer posted on Facebook:
“September 5, Monday night, I will compete in the second round of Rising Star show on TV8. If you want to vote, you can use TV8 Yan Ekran application. I look forward to your support. Thank you…”
Rising Star - is a project of a new interactive format, which has been held in the Turkish Republic for several years. The idea is that as long as the contestant performs the song on stage, he or she does not see the jury, being shielded from them by a wall.
In the first round, Sevil Memetova performed the famous song I Have Nothing of the American singer Whitney Houston and won 87% of votes, automatically passing to the second round of Rising Star song contest.
Earlier Memetova won many vocal competitions in Crimea and on mainland Ukraine participating in The Voice of Kraina (Ukraine) show in 2011.
In 2015, the Crimean Tatar singer won "Kapyshma” (Kapışma) vocal competition in Turkey. Back then 18 contestants competed for a prize of 20 thousand Turkish liras (about 7.5 thousand dollars), but Memetova honestly won the competition by SMS voting.