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Astana, Kazakhstan • 11 October, 2022 | 09:06
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Kazakhstan's Participation in Eurovision Not Far Off

Khabar Agency's full membership in the European Broadcasting Union is the entry ticket

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There is a chance Kazakhstan might participate in European Eurovision Song Contest next year, said producer Zhan Mukanov at a press conference organized by Khabar Agency and ORTCOM, QazMonitor reports citing the Central Communications Service.

While speaking on Kazakhstan’s participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the producer shared future plans for the adult division. He stated:

“Since Khabar Agency is an official accredited member of the European Union of Radio and Television Stations, there is every possibility of officializing the participation in Eurovision. I really hope everything goes well.”

Khabar Agency has been an associate member of the Broadcasting Union since 2016 and is currently seeking a full EBU membership, which would allow the country to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision Song Contest had been broadcasted live in Kazakhstan annually between 2010 and 2021. The 2022 contest was not shown due to low viewership and the high cost of broadcasting.

Kazakhstan had been invited to participate in the Junior Eurovision by the contest's Reference Group in 2018 and has been participating ever since. The country got second place twice in the course of five years. 

At the moment, Mukanov said David Charlin, who will represent Kazakhstan in the upcoming Junior Eurovision, is actively preparing for the contest, working with vocal instructors and choreographers every day for his new song release. 

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