Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member stationKhabar Agency
National selection events
Participation summary
First appearance2018
Best result6th: 2018
Worst result6th: 2018
External links
Kazakhstan's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Kazakhstan has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest once since their début at the 2018 edition in Minsk, Belarus. Their sole entry was entry was selected through a national final organized by the Kazakh public broadcaster Khabar Agency.[1][2]

The 2018 contest marked the first time that Kazakhstan has participated in any Eurovision event.


On 25 November 2017, Channel 31 of Kazakhstan revealed their intention to participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[3] Initial claims emerged on 22 December 2017 from both the Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly; and the Director General of Channel 31, Bagdat Kodzhahmetov; that Kazakhstan had applied to become a member of the EBU, with the hope of participating both in the Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.[4] Kodzhahmetov invited Daneliya Tuleshova, winner of the fourth season of Ukraine's version of The Voice Kids, to take part in the casting process to represent Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.[5] The next day, however, the EBU made a statement the following day rejecting the possibility of Kazakhstan becoming an active member of the EBU, owing to the fact that Kazakhstan is neither within the European Broadcasting Area nor the Council of Europe.[6]

Prior to this, Kazakhstan had sent a delegation to the 2013 and 2017 contests and broadcast the latter live.[7] Channel 31 also stated its intention to broadcast the contests in 2018 and 2019.[3] Khabar Agency has been an associate member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since January 2016.[8]


Table key
Second place
Third place
Last place
Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2018 Daneliya Tuleshova "Ózińe sen" (Өзіңе сен) Kazakh, English 6 171
2019 Yerzhan Maksim "Armanyńnan qalma" (Арманыңнан қалма) Kazakh, English

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Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2017 Unknown (Channel 31) Did not participate
2018 Unknown (Khabar Agency) Aruzhan Hafiz[9]

Voting history[edit]

As of 2018, Kazakhstan's voting history is as follows:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (27 July 2018). "Kazakhstan: Khabar Confirms National Selection to be Held for Junior Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ "These are the 19 (!) countries taking part in Junior Eurovision 2018". EBU. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (25 November 2017). "Kazakhstan: Channel 31 Has Ambitions For Eurovision & Junior Eurovision". eurovoix.com. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ Syzdykbaev, Azamat (22 December 2017). "Казахстан возможно примет участие в Евровидении - Багдат Коджахметов" [Kazakhstan may take part in the Eurovision Song Contest - Bagdat Kodzhahmetov]. www.inform.kz (in Russian). Kazinform. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Danelia Tuleshova may take part in Junior Eurovision". lenta.inform.kz. Kazinform. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ McCaig, Ewan (23 December 2017). "Kazakhstan: EBU makes statement regarding country's Eurovision participation". eurovoix.com. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ Farren, Neil (19 November 2017). "Kazakhstan: Delegation Sent to Junior Eurovision 2017". eurovoix.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  8. ^ Jiandani, Sergio (18 December 2015). "Kazakhstan: Khabar Agency becomes EBU associate member". esctoday.com. ESC Today. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  9. ^ Granger, Anthony (22 November 2018). "Kazakhstan: Aruzhan Hafiz Revealed as Spokesperson". Eurovoix. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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