Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include The Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Georgia, and Armenia. Third to rehearse today was Kazakhstan’s David Charlin.
What did we learn about David’s staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
Looking through the first rehearsal pictures that are available, we see that David will be alone on stage, wearing a white suit, with his hair combed back. The performance is visuaal based, with some the pictures showing trees, destruction of the environment, as well as using smoke on stage.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from David’s first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
About David Charlin
David is 12 years old; he hails from the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan. David is super excited to be competing in Junior Eurovision as it combines his three main hobbies which are singing, traveling, and dancing. He also enjoys playing chess, and tennis and going skimming in his spare time. David also enjoys making videos and editing them when he is not busy with performing.
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, Kazkahstan 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: EBU
Photo Credit: Khabar