Danelia Toleshova has set her aims on participating in Junior Eurovision, as Kazakhstan looks to debut in the contest next year.
10-year-old Danelia Toleshova is aiming to be the first singer to represent Kazakhstan at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Danelia who previously took part in the Voice Kids, Ukraine, was one of a number of Kazakh singers to take part in a Euroclub performance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
In a meeting with the Minister of Culture and Sports, the young singers Mother stated;
Now we do not have concrete plans. However, we hear about Eurovision. We will definitely be present when the selection starts. Honestly, there is not enough time to build up our plans,
For Daniela, she is currently wanting to focus on school having missed a number of classes while she was singing in Georgia in November. However she remains excited about the idea of taking part in Junior Eurovision.
Channel 31 in Kazakhstan has revealed its ambitions to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster is aiming to debut in Junior Eurovision in 2018, while take to the stage at Eurovision in 2019.
Mr Konstantinov confirmed that Channel 31 is in discussions with the European Broadcasting Union to join as a full member. The reveal of Channel 31’s ambitions come at the same time that Khabar Agency has been broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest live for over five years.
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.