Ahead of next month’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovoix.com had the opportunity to talk with Karakat Bashanova from Kazakhstan. She will be singing “Forever” at the contest.
Upon discussing her competing song, which is dedicated to her late father, she said:
I hope my song will reach the hearts and minds of the viewers because the song is dedicated to the closest people.
In the lead up to the contest, Karakat has said that she has been participating in vocal and acting classes, interviews, and TV shows. She also disclosed that she wishes to share Kazakhstan’s history and culture through her Junior Eurovision performance.
Watch our interview with Karakat here:
Thank you Karakat for talking to us today, and good luck at the contest next month.
Who is Karakat Bashanova?
Kazakhstan’s third entrant in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is twelve-year-old Karakat Bashanova from Ryskulov. Karakat began singing at just five-years-old and went on to take vocal lessons from the age of nine.
The singer is no stranger to competitions, having participated in the final of The Voice of Children 2018, and finishing in 3rd place at the Happy Child 2019 festival. Alongside singing, she also plays the piano and violin.
Her competing song “Forever” is dedicated to her late father, and was written by Khamit Shangaliyev, who also composed Kazakhstan’s 2019 entry.
Image Source & Source: Khabar Agency
Kazakhstan first participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, with Daneliya Tuleshova and her song “Ozine sen”. She went on to finish in 6th place. The following year, the country was represented by Yerzhan Maksim with the song “Armanyńnan qalma”, which scored a total of 227 points. Kazakhstan won the jury vote scoring 148 points, but was 5th with the online vote scoring 79 points, and finished in 2nd place overall.