Kazakhstan producer unhappy with Junior Eurovision result

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest just finished nearly a week ago, with Poland winning the trophy. Since then, Jean Mukanov (Eurovision producer for Kazakhstan) has commented on their debut participation in Minsk.

“I personally think we should have been in the Top Three”

According to Tengri News, Jean has expressed his opinions about the result -on Instagram, questioning whether there is a political motive for this:

“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all Kazakhstanis. Thanks to your voices, your hearts, and love for Daneliya and for the country as a whole, we entered the top seven.

Although, I personally think we should have been in the top three. Is there a political motive for this? I don’t, of course, want to believe that children play these games.”

Jean Mukanov of Daneliya’s result in Minsk

Despite questioning the result that Kazakhstan achieved in Minsk, Jean also thanked the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Minister Dauren Abaev and the Khabar Agency for their full support.

Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Kazakhstan will be making their debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Daneliya Tuleshova was selected to represent Kazakhstan in Minsk with her song “Òzińe Sen” (Seize the Time). 

In the lead up to the contest, Kazakhstan was anticipated to do very well in the competition. Ahead of the contest, they even topped our ESC Editor’s top 10 favourites list, gaining six 12-point scores. However, she managed to finish sixth place overall with 68 points from the jury and 103 points from the online fan vote.

Do you agree with the Kazakh producers opinion? Or do you feel that Kazakhstan got the right result in their Junior Eurovision Song Contest debut?

Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA!

Daneliya performing Kazakhstan’s debut entry in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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