Nationwide audition for Junior Eurovision begins
The application process of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is open starting today on Channel Khabar’s website. Children of Kazakhstan, aged between 9 and 14 are eligible to submit their applications. The national selection process involves the identification of the most talented child. Famous Kazak artists, singers and musicians serve as juries who will select the winner among thousands of young talents.
YERLAN IGISSINOV, DIRECTOR, CHANNEL KHABAR:
- An application form is available on our website starting with today, August 1 until August 31 where special terms are outlined. Accordingly, a special jury consisting of the most reputable performers, musicians and music producers will determine the finalists between August 31 and September 7.
As part of the selection process, participants will have to provide personal information as well as upload their personal photos and an original song performed by them on Khabar’s website.
AIDOS TURYSBEK, GENERAL PRODUCER, CHANNEL KHABAR:
- The participant has to perform a song in his or her own language, which is Kazakh. English is allowed up to 40%. The style of the song should be euro-pop and the song shouldn’t be performed before anywhere else. This is such a strict requirement for the song. Timing lasts from 2.45 to 3 minutes. These are the basic requirements regarding the participant and the song.
All participants in the qualifying national competition are absolutely equal. At the end of September, Khabar viewers will vote on air for the main contender who will head to Minsk for the finale.