Kazakh broadcaster Khabar Agency released the videos of thirty young Junior Eurovision hopefuls at midnight and are asking the public to view and vote for their favorite singer.
Khabar Agency had received 684 entries for consideration from artists aged 9 to 14, with Khabar’s jury whittling down that number to 30.
Junior Eurovision fans are welcome to go to Khabar’s official Junior Eurovision website, watch each entrant’s performance video and vote for their favorite.
You can watch and vote at the link below:
Dinara Bisembina, Director of Khabar Agency told 24.kz said that it is a four stage contest and after receiving applications and selecting 30, two more stages remain. “Then, through online voting, the 30 strongest contestants will be selected from all received applications, and 12 finalists will be selected from these 30 through the voting of members. They will present their skills, they will compete on September 26 live on the Khabar TV channel for the title of the best, worthy one who will represent our country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.”
Fans have until August 31, 2020 to vote for their favorite singer. The 12 selected performers will then move on at the national final, where the winner will be selected by a split of a professional jury and televote.
Bisembina had earlier stressed the importance of Junior Eurovision to Kazakhstan and how impressed she was at the range and quality of the submissions.
Kazakhstan has impressed in their two tilts at Junior Eurovision to date, coming in 6th in their debut year with Daneliya Tuleshova’s “Ózińe sen” and 2nd last year with Yerzhan Maksim’s “Armanyńnan qalma.” Maksim even won the Jury vote at Junior Eurovision 2019, with Viki Gabor’s “Superhero” ultimately prevailing due to a strong televote showing.
Tuleshova has also made waves in the United States, moving on this week to the Quarter-finals of the current season of America’s Got Talent.
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