After announcing an open selection, the Kazakh broadcaster received 684 submissions, with a jury reducing the amount to 30. The 30 participants were selected by a jury consisting of:
- Amre – Winner of Slavianski Bazaar 2018
- Bagym Mukhitdenova – Music Producer
- Dinaya – Second Place at New Wave Junior in 2015
- Erlan Bekchurin – Producer for Dimash Kudaibergen
- Indira Edulbayeva – Superfinalist in the Voice of Ukraine 2020
- Khamit Shangaliyev – Music Producer, Composer and Sound Producer
- ZaQ – Soloist of the group ‘Ninety One’
- Zhanar Dugalova – Winner of Turkvision Song Contest 2014
The remaining acts will compete in an online semi-final, where just 12 will be selected for the televised final at the end of September. The qualifiers will be selected by public voting, which will begin on August 24th and conclude on August 31st.
The songs for the final will be specially written by famous composers from Kazakhstan. The contestants will perform these songs in the final, and the winner will be selected by public voting and jury voting.
The semi-finalists are:
Voting will take place online here.