After the announcement that a press conference will be held to reveal further information about its Junior Eurovision participation. Kazakhstan’s broadcaster, Khabar Agency has announced that it will be holding a National Final to select its next Junior Eurovision representative. This will be the third occasion that Kazakhstan will be holding a National Final to select its representative (with the others being in 2018 and 2020).
What are the requirements?
Submissions are now open over at jevision.khabar.kz, where the following has been stated:
- The national selection is open to one or more performers (no more than six) aged 9 to 14.
- The participants must be a citizen of Kazakhstan or have legally resided in the country for at least two years.
- The participants must fill out a questionnaire and upload a performance video at Kahabr Agency’s website.
You are also able to find the rules for the competition right here. Submissions are being accepted until October 6.
How the competition will work?
The competition will be held as follows:
- First Stage – Submission of entry, as stated above.
- Second Stage – Jury to select 30 participants from the submissions.
- Third Stage – Online voting (to be held on jevision.khabar.kz), to select 10 participants that will compete in the national final.
- Fourth Stage – National Final, where Kazakhstan’s Junior Eurovision 2021 will be selected, with the winner being selected 50/50 with a jury and voting.
Kazakhstan is scheduled to select its 2021 Junior Eurovision representative on November 6.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th. 19 countries will be competing in the 19th edition of the competition:
- France (Host)
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
You can keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
Kazakhstan’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2018, Kazakhstan made its debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where Daneliya Tuleshova represented the nation with “Ózińe Sen” which placed 6th. Since their debut, they have participated two more times. In 2019, with Yerzhan Maksim and the song “Armanyńnan qalma” and once again in 2020 with Karakat Bashanova with “Forever”, both of which placed 2nd overall.
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News Source: Khabar Agency
Photo Source: Khabar Agency