Khabar Agency has revealed details of what to expect from Yerzhan’s Junior Eurovision performance, including the use of projections.
Kazakhstan have revealed details of what viewers can expect from Yerzhan Maksim’s performance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The staging will see Kazakhstan use projections of the performer, which have been pre-recorded in Kazakhstan. According to Khabar:
Technically, Yerzhan’s number is quite complicated and unusual. It is divided into two parts. In the first, thanks to the projection, they will depict the shadow of the singer. It will create magic tricks. In the second part, his image will change and he will appear in another suit.
Yerzhan will be joined by four dancers on stage in Gliwice, who will help to tell the story of the singer as a magician / fairy-tale hero. The performance has been created by Aleksandr Flomboym who stage the performance of Zhanar Dugalova at the Turkvision Song Contest 2014. He explained:
There is a very big beautiful stage , but it’s important not to lose the artist, to concentrate on him and fall in love with him, like an artist who sings beautifully, who knows how to beautifully convey his emotions and the meaning of the song.
Who is Yerzhan Maxim?
Hailing from the city of Oral in northwestern Kazakhstan, Yerzhan had been taking music classes since 2012, according to the Astana Times. He is no stranger to international singing competitions, having taken the grand prize at 2016 Batumi Dolphin Fest and second place in the 2017 Slavianski Bazaar International Children’s Song Contest. He has also participated in the Sanremo Junior festival, as well as various other contests across Europe. Earlier this year, he was one of the winners of the Russian edition of The Voice Kids.
Yerzhan competed in Kazakhstan’s national selection show for Junior Eurovision last year, where he took third place with the song “Elimdi súyemin” (I love my country).
Last year, Kazakhstan debuted at Junior Eurovision with Daneliya Tuleshova singing “Ózine seń” (Yourself). She took sixth place, having been one of the favourites to win that year’s contest. She finished 8th in the jury vote with 68 points, but came third in the online vote with 103 points. Around 132,000 viewers watched as Kazakhstan made their first appearance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.