Kazakhstan have announced that they will once again be chosing their act for Junior Eurovision via a national final, which will take place on November 6th. Details of their selection process were revealed today in a press conference.
The press conference took place today in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, at headquarters of the Central Communications Service. There were five speakers at the conference.
- Aida Tleukhan – Producer at Adam Media
- Karakat Bashanova – Junior Eurovision representative in 2020
- Khamit Shangaliev – Music producer and composer. Composed Kazakhstan’s 2019 and 2020 entries
- Khamit Shangaliev – Chairman of the Board of the Khabar Agency
- Yerzhan Maxim – Junior Eurovision 2019 representative
Details of the national final, including all the rules and regulations, were also released today. The submissions window has opened today, and will remain open until October 6th. All interested persons must be between the ages 9 and 14 years old as of December 19th, and they must be Kazakh citizens, or must have been legally residing in Kazakhstan for two years.
When the submissions window closes on October 6th, a jury will select 30 entries which will be uploaded on to the Khabar Agency website. Starting from October 8th, the public will have the chance to vote for the ten songs that will participate in the national final. The voting will end on October 12th, when the results will be announced.
Kazakhstan made their Junior Eurovision debut in 2018 with Daneliya Tuleshova. She finished in 6th place with her song “Ózińe sen”. In 2019 and 2020, Yerzhan Maksim and Karakat Bashanova both managed to achieve second place for Kazakhstan, with the former winning the jury vote.
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