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Yerzhan Maxim

Yerzhan Maxim was picked as Kazakhstan's representative for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice-Silesia. Yerzhan, who comes from Oral, is 12 years old. He has been taking music classes since 2012, but started singing at the age of five.

Yerzhan took first place in the 2016 Batumi Dolphin Fest and second place in the 2017 Slavianski Bazaar. He was a finalist in the 2017 San Remo Junior Festival and participated in Kazakhstan's national selection for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He came in second place, after Daneliya Tulesheva who represented the country in Minsk with her song 'Өзіңе сен (Òzińe Sen)' and placed sixth.

The Voice Kids Russia

Yerzhan was a finalist at The Voice Kids in Russia earlier this year:

About his song, Armanyńnan Qalma, Yerzhan explains: "My song about dreams. If you have difficulties, never lose hope. The whole world will open up for you If you have dreams."

Lyrics of Armanyńnan Qalma

There’s a miracle that comes from above
It will help you write your name in the stars
When you have a dream you’ll go tirelessly
don’t regret and hold it dear
only then you’ll find the desire of your heart
And if you pursue the dream that’s pure
Every soul will root for you

Don’t forsake your dream
thought it’s harder than it may seem
Don’t forsake your dream
they are here to see you gleam
Don’t forsake your dream
Keep on giving it everything
Your heart is glowing from within

Кей-кезде болмай
Сынауға жанды-ай
Сәтсіздік ерер қалмай.
Арманың сенің жарқ етер атқан таңдай
Бар әлем саған жолын ашар
Талабың болса таудай
Арманнан қалма!
Бәрі де орындалғанша!
Қанатың сенің талғанша!
Бар әлем саған жолын ашар
Арманың сенің адал болса!

Арманнан қалма!
Жұлдызың жарық жанғанша
Арманнан қалма!
Алатын асу қанша
Арманнан қалма!
Бәрі де орындалғанша!
Қанатың сенің талғанша!

Үмітті үзбей аңса!
There’s a miracle that comes from above
It will help you write your name in the stars
when you have a dream you’ll go tirelessly
don’t regret and hold it dear
only then you’ll find the desire of your heart
and if you pursue the dream that’s pure
every soul will root for you

Don’t forsake your dream
thought it’s harder than it may seem
don’t forsake your dream
they are here to see you gleam
don’t forsake your dream
keep on giving it everything
your heart is glowing from within

Sometimes
failure haunt you
testing our limits, forcing еach of us to have difficulties
your dream will remake the world
whole world will open up for you
If your intentions are so righteous
don’t forsake your dream
until your dreams come true
until your wings are not tired
whole world will open up for you
if your intentions are so righteous

Don’t forsake your dream
thought it’s harder than it may seem
don’t forsake your dream
they are here to see you gleam
don’t forsake your dream
keep on giving it everything
your heart is glowing from within

Never lose hope