Junior Eurovision 2020 Malta Kazakhstan

Junior Eurovision 2020 will take place in just four days.

However, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be a contest like never before. Apart from the hosting, most of the show will not be taking place live. Instead, all of the performances were pre-recorded some weeks ago.

This means that we won’t get to see the usual rehearsal snippets. But fear not, you don’t have to wait until the weekend to get a flavour of what’s in store.

Between Monday 23 and Thursday 26 November, the EBU is uploading “first impressions” of about three acts each day. These snippets consist of behind the scenes footage and images from when the acts recorded their JESC 2020 performance.

On Wednesday, we got first impressions from Malta and Kazakhstan. Malta recorded on-site in Warsaw, Poland. Kazakhstan recorded in a  local TV studio.

Germany was also listed on today’s schedule. However, Susan’s backstage images and video won’t be released until later in the week.

Who do you think made the most impact?

Junior Eurovision 2020 first impressions on 25 November

Malta’s Chanel Monseigneur with “Chasing Sunsets”

 

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Kazakhstan’s Karakat Bashanova with “Forever”

 

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What’s your overall opinion of today’s first impressions? Who do you think stood out the most? Let us know in the comments below!

Read the lyrics to all Junior Eurovision 2020 entries here

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Snappy
Snappy
1 month ago

Oh my word – the emotion Karakarat will be adding looking up (to her Dad watching over her from above) as she sings this song dedicated to him.

I will be a crying mess come Sunday.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

Kazakhstan are constantly bringing their A game to the contest, even more than regulars…
Let them compete at ESC!
Also, Forever is my biggest grower of the year! Karakat is super talented and I wouldn’t mind at all if she won the contest 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

My main worry with Kazakhstan was with the quality of the live vocal in the NF performance. She sounds good here! Yeah, definitely a contender for me.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

I love both of the songs but “Forever” from Karakat Bashanova is my big favorite !! I will vote for her and hope for the first victory of Kazakhstan !! Good Luck !!!

KESC
KESC
1 month ago

I really hope for a Kazakh victory, so that we may be able to see them in the actual contest, since a 2nd place was apparently not enough for the EBU to invite them.

Heyey
Heyey
1 month ago
Reply to  KESC

Seriously, we need this to happen! This year is also special because Kazakhstan seems to have a spectacular staging and an excellent song, and there isn’t any clear winner song. And EBU please, if Kazakhstan wins JESC, just invite them to actual ESC!

Last edited 1 month ago by Heyey
Loin dici
1 month ago
Reply to  KESC

I’ll keep going with this theory and will say it again: they’ll probably invite Kazakhstan when either Russia or Belarus won the main contest. KZ was invited for JESC after Russia won, so they could offer their invitation to the reference group, as it’s gonna be *their* contest and they can do what they like.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

Kazakhstan is not playing, this staging looks gorgeous!

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 month ago

Kazakhstan looks fantastic! They are killing it in JESC! Just imagine how much they would slay in regular ESC! What are you waiting for anymore EBU! Just invite them already!

Una
Una
1 month ago

Both did great. Good luck on Sunday.

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