Kazakhstan to debut at the Junior Eurovision Contest 2018

Central Asian and former Soviet Republic country, Kazakhstan will be making their Eurovision debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, which is being held in Minsk, Belarus. The European Broadcasting Union confirmed the news today (25th July).

Kazakhstan and their national broadcaster, Khabar Agency, are associate members of the European broadcasting Union. This means that they, along with the other associate country currently competing, Australia, they are able to be given competing rights for either Eurovision Song Contest.

With the addition of Kazakhstan, another debut country, Wales, and the return of France, Azerbaijan and Israel, this means that the 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision contest in Belarus will have a record breaking 19 entries.

The countries and the broadcasters taking part are as follows:

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (ABC/SBS)*
  • Azerbaijan (ICTIMAI)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • France (France TV)
  • FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Ireland (TG4)
  • Israel (KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)*
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)

*Means that they are an associate member of the European Broadcasting Union

1 Comment

  1. Faaaaark, can’t wait to see Kazakhstan in the competition, I hope Isaiah Firebrace makes a return!

    Yours truly, Gibster.

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