From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Kayrat Tuntekov (Kaz: Қайрат Түнтеков) (born February 14, 1986 in Shymkent, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union) is a Kazakh singer who rose to popularity after winning SuperStar KZ 2, the Kazakh version of Pop Idol, shown by Perviy Kanal Evraziya. Kayrat won in his semi final group with highest votes of 26.1% of the total vote to advance to the finals of SuperStar KZ 2. During the entire series, Kayrat sang in five languages - Kazakh, Russian, English, Spanish, Arabic and French.
Kayrat was famous for being in the same semi final group as first SuperStar KZ - Almas Kishkenbayev in 2003, but did not advance. This is the first Idol series where two or more eventual Idol winners have been in the same semi final group.
SuperStar KZ 2 performances
Auditions: Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
Theatre Round: One In A Million by Bosson
Top 12: Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
Top 11: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
Top 10: Смуглянка from the film В Бой Идут Одни
Top 9: In the Army Now by Status Quo
Top 8: Obsésion (No Es Amor) by Aventura
Top 7: Бакыт Кушагында by Shamshi Kaldayakov
Top 6: Tellement 'N' Brick by Faudel
Top 5: Voglio D'Anima by Toto Cutugno
Top 4: Alive by P.O.D.
Top 4: (Go To) California by Rob Zombie
Top 3: It's Gonna Be Me by 'N Sync
Top 3: Eray by Faudel
Grand Final: Позови Меня
Grand Final: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
2005: Кайрат Тунтеков
2006: Сенсің Әнім
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