Kazakhstan’s hopes of joining the adult Eurovision Song Contest may have been thrown a lifeline today as the executive supervisor of the contest Jon Ola Sand suggested discussion would begin, at a Junior Eurovision press conference earlier today.

The online Q&A session held by Belarusian national broadcaster BTRC posed the question asked by a Kazakh fan of the contest, with Jon Ola suggesting that their Junior Eurovision participation may open doors for them in future;

“We should discuss whether we should be able to bring Khabar Agency, our associate member in Kazakhstan, to the Eurovision Song Contest, but this is part of the broader discussion that we have at the EBU”, Sand replied. The contest chief also made it clear that Kazakhstan’s Khabar Agency would need to be invited, much like SBS in Australia.

Kazakhstan are set to make their Eurovision debut this weekend with Daneliya Tuleshova’s “Ózińe sen” representing the Eurasian country in Minsk, Belarus for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The final will take place this Sunday, 25th November.

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