It’s official, Kazakhstan has confirmed that they will be participating in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan. With that, their representative was also selected, and it has been revealed that David Charlin will be Kazakhstan’s representative in December.
Kazakhstan’s representative selected via the “Baqytty Bala-2022” festival
Kazakhstan’s representative was selected via the 2022 “Baqytty Bala” festival, which saw 21 young artists from 8 countries compete. Among those competing in the competition was Spain’s Junior Eurovision 2019 representative Melani Garcia, who placed 2nd in the competition.
After his win in the festival, David took to Instagram, where he mentioned that he will do his best to not disappoint everyone who believed in him and considered him worthy to represent Kazakhstan at Junior Eurovision.
Who is due to participate in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
At the time of writing, 16 countries have confirmed that they will be participating in this year’s contest, and they are:
- Armenia (Host Country)
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
Kazakhstan’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Kazakhstan is one of the most recent debutants in Junior Eurovision, making their first appearance in 2018, with Daneliya Tuleshova’s “Ozine Sen”. Achieving 171 points, Kazakhstan finished in 6th place. Since then, Kazakhstan has participated four times. Their best result came in both 2019 and 2020, when Yerzhan Maksim and Karakat Bashanova finished in second place, only behind respective winners Poland and France.
Kazakhstan’s most recent participation in 2021 saw them being represented by Alinur and Beknur, singing their song “Ertegi Alemi”. At the close of voting, Kazakhstan finished in 8th place, receiving 121 points. Of these, 57 points came from the online vote – whilst the remaining 64 points were given by the professional juries.
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News Source: Khabar TV
Photo Credit: Zhan Mukanov