Multiple countries have revealed information regarding Junior Eurovision 2020, whether it be their act or their song. Tonight, Kazakhstan chose their entry. Qaraqat Bashanova will represent Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Forever.”
Kazakhstan’s national final had 12 competing entries, and “Forever” won with 25.9% of the vote, barely beating Aıım Mukıtanova and her song “Celebrate,” which had 25.7% of the public vote.
When Qaraqat performed, she dedicated her song to her father, who passed away just days before the final. After her emotional performance, many jury members were left in tears.
Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Upon special invitation, Kazakhstan debuted at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus, with the song “Òzińe Sen” by Daneliya Tuleshova, who placed 6th out of 20 with 171 points. Daneliya recently was on the talent program America’s Got Talent, where she reached the finale.
In 2019, Kazakhstan was invited back to compete in JESC in Gliwice, Poland. They sent Yerzhan Maksim with the song “Armanyńnan Qalma,” which placed 2nd overall with 227 points, winning the jury vote in the process.
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