Kazakhstan's Yerzhan Maxim has taken the stage in Gliwice-Silesia for the second time. He will perform 10th in the live show on Sunday 24 November.
Yerzhan delivered a strong second rehearsal of Armanyńnan Qalma. About the meaning of the song, the singer explains: "My song about dreams. If you have difficulties, never lose hope. The whole world will open up for you If you have dreams." Kazakh broadcaster Khabar chose Yerzhan to represent the country through an internal selection process.
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.
READ MORE: Yerzhan's Participant Profile