Jon Ola Sand has revealed that Kazakhstan’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest needs to be discussed.
Speaking at an online press conference conducted by BTRC, Jon Ola Sand the Head of Live Events at the EBU, has stated that Kazakhstan’s participation in Eurovision needs to be discussed. According to escKaz Jon Ola Sand stated;
We need to discuss if we can invite our associate member from Kazakhstan to take part in the adult ESC in the future, but this is part of the broader discussion at the EBU and I hope we can get back to you on this issue later.
This is the first time that the European Broadcasting Union has appeared open to Kazakhstan taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Khabar Agency is currently an associate member of the EBU, and is making their debut appearance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Kazakhstan’s debut appearance in Junior Eurovision was approved by the Steering Group of the contest. Should Kazakhstan wish to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, the broadcaster would need to be invited by the EBU and approved by the song contests reference group, following the same process as Australia.
Who is Daneliya Tuleshova?
Twelve-year-old Daneliya Tuleshova was born on 18th July 2006 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Daneliya is an experienced competitive singer, having represented her country at the Junior New Wave contest back in 2015 in Crimea when she was 9 years old. Since then, she participated in the fourth season of The Voice Kids Ukraine, where she went on to win the contest.
Leading up to the Kazakh Junior Eurovision national final, Daneliya was a favourite to win the contest. On 22nd September this year, the singer and nine other artists took to the stage in Almaty, vying for a chance to represent Kazakhstan at their first ever Eurovision event. In the end, the jury and the public decided that Daneliya Tuleshova would represent the country with her song “Ozine sen”.