Ever since Kazakh broadcaster Khabar TV joined the EBU as an associate member earlier this year, speculation has been rife that Kazakhstan may debut at Eurovision 2017. Now, Kazakh media has even put forth a name, reporting that singer Dimash Kudaibergen is preparing a song to represent Kazakhstan next year.
Kazakhstan hasn’t even been confirmed for Eurovision, but the Kazakh glitterati is already feeling him. Several local celebs have said that he would be the ideal candidate and that they even see him winning the contest. Such faith!
If Dimash Kudaibergen sings for Kazakhstan at Eurovision, it won’t be his first international competition. Last summer he won the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, making him the first Kazakh to do so. And no wonder: He has a big set of lungs and sings with major soul.
His win at Slavianski puts him in good company with a number of Eurovision alums. Ruslana, Zeljko Joskimovic, Alyona Lanskaya and Donny Montell all won the bazaar at some point.
Dimash is not the first rumoured artist to represent the Central Asian country. Turkvizyon winner Zhanar Dugalova and A-Studio have emerged as favourites as well.
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