Channel 31, a Kazakh television station, is reporting that a delegation from the country will be sent to Tbilisi for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
A group of singers from the Kazakh televised contest “I’m A Singer” will perform at the Euroclub in Tbilisi. They will be accompanied on their trip to Georgia by other members of the delegation and supported by the Minister of Culture and Sports in Kazakhstan. This is not the first time that a Kazakh delegation has been sent to the Junior Eurovision. A delegation of young singers from the country also performed at the Euroclub during the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Kyiv.
Channel 31 will also broadcast the Junior Eurovision Song Contest live at 22.00 local time, after an agreement was reached between them and the EBU.
Producer of Channel 31, Nurzhan Mukhamedzhanova stated:
“We’re proud to become part of Eurovision. Our kids will get a chance to meet Junior Eurovision participants from other countries, chat with them and exchange opinions.“
Kazakhstan are also aiming to debut at next year’s contest in Minsk. If these plans were to suceed, this would mark the country’s first participation in any EBU event. Kazakhstan currently takes part the ABU TV Song Festival, having done so every year since 2015. They were also one of the most successful countries in Turkvision, winning the 2014 edition with “Izin korem” by Zhanar Dugalova and coming second in Bala Turkvision, the children’s edition of the contest, with “Samga” by Erkin Tursynhan.
Khabar Agency has been an associate member of the EBU since January 1 2016. As only full members of the EBU can participate in the contest, Khabar Agency must be invited by the EBU to participate. Kazakhstan was not featured on the list of participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, which will be held in Lisbon.
Source: Channel 31