Minsk 2018

Daneliya Tuleshova is the first Kazakh entrant at Junior Eurovision!

Back in July the EBU announced that Kazakhstan would make a Junior Eurovision debut. Today, they selected Danelyia Tuleshova to fly Kazakh flag to Minsk after an exciting and entertaining show!

Previous winner of The Voice Kids: Ukraine 

Daneliya defeated the competition of 9 other acts. In Minsk, she will sing the song “Özinge sen“. Prior to the final, she was the hot favourite to win the show, having already won The Voice Kids in Ukaine. Also competing in the show were:

  • Zere Amirbekova (14 years old)
  • Dinar Nadirbekova (13 years old)
  • Suikum Kabylbek (12 years old)
  • Yerzhan Maxim (11 years old)
  • Maria Zatvarnitskaya (13 years old)
  • Meirzhan Zhidebai (12 years old)
  • Zhanelya Kaldybek (12 years old)
  • Sanat Asuat (13 years old)
  • Binura Saudabay (11 years old)

Khabar Agency put a lot of effort in organizing the show, that featured the guest performances of established performers. Furthermore, the show took place in the country’s largest city, Almaty in Almaty Arena, which is the second largest ice palace in the former Soviet Union.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Belarus’s capital Minsk will be the host of the 2018 edition of Junior Eurovision. This is the second time the event takes place in the city, that previously hosted it in 2010. A record-breaking 20 countries will participate in Minsk on November 25. Wales and Kazakhstan will both make a debut with Kazakhstan participating for the first time to any Eurovision related event. Furthermore,  the contest will also feature three returning countries: France, that last participated in 2004, Azerbaijan that last participated in 2013 and Israel that last participated in 2016. Unfortunately,  Cyprus instead confirmed its withdrawal from the competition. So far, we know 11 entrants and more will be revealed soon! 

Are you happy with Kazakhstan’s choice? Do you hope they will continue to participate at Junior Eurovision?

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