Kazakhstan is interested in hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, if it is able to move the contest to earlier in the year.
escKaz reports that Kazakhstan has expressed an interest in host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Chairman of the board of Khabar Agency, Alan Azhibayev explained that;
This is possible. The country in which the contest will be held next year has not yet been determined. A separate commission will decide the question, and we will also participate.
According to the report Kazakhstan wants to bring the competition forward to October. The reasoning behind the earlier date for the competition is the weather conditions in the Kazakh capital, Astana. Kazakhstan and Armenia are the only nations to have shown an interest in hosting the 2019 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.
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”.