The twelve acts which will compete for the right to represent Kazakhstan at 2020 Junior Eurovision, have gone public by the Kazakh broadcaster, Khabar TV.

The 12 finalists of the national selection for 2020 Junior Eurovision have been selected through online voting Khabar TV channel run on its website. The acts that were selected for the national final are:

  • 11-year-old Islam Saipolda
  • 12-year-old Burkhanova Adiya
  • 14-year-old  Aidana Zhumazhan
  • 14-year-old  Akzhibek Manarbekkyzy
  • 11-year-old Zhan Maxim
  • 13-year-old Aiym Mukitanova
  • 13-year-old Kamila Gazizkyzy
  • 13-year-old Saniya Altynbekkyzy
  • 14-year-old Makhinur Tursunova
  • 10-year-old Nurshat Kusanova
  • 13-year-old Aikerim Tileubek
  • 12-year-old Karakat Bashanova

The online voting that determined the 12 finalists took place from August 26 to August 31 and saw more than 650.000 votes coming in. In the first place came Islam Saipolda (34.543 votes)  followed by Burkhanova Adiya (34.105).

The national final is set for September 26 and will be adjusted to the current Covid-19 circumstances. The winner of the national selection is to be selected exclusively by public voting through calling or SMS. In case of a tie the jury will select the final winner and next representative of Kazakhstan at Junior Eurovision 2020.

Kazakhstan in Junior Eurovision  

Kazakhstan participated for the first time at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 after EBU’s invitation to  Khabar Agency. The nation was represented by the national final winner,  Daneliya Tuleshova and her entry “Ózińe sen” which came 5th place at the contest held in Minsk, Belarus.

Last year 12-year-old Yerzhan Maksim flew the flag in Gliwice- Silesia in Poland and after an amazing vocal performance of his song, Armanyńnan Qalma achieved to top the jury voting and finish 2nd on the overall scoreboard.

Let remember Yerzhan’s amazing perfornance from last year’s competition: