EBU – It’s no secret that Kazakhstan is eager to enter the Eurovision Song Contest for years. Kazakhstan’s national broadcaster is still pending full membership to the European Broadcasting Union something which can be decided in early December in the annual general assembly of the organisation.
Though EBU in a recent statement leaves maybe an open door for Kazakhstan to be invited as it is an associate member and could be invited under the exceptional acceptance of the Reference Group.
The official list of the participating countries for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is expected to be announced the upcoming weeks although there is no indication that there will be an official invite and Kazakhstan cannot easily become an exception as Australia did.
After all this is the meaning of exception right?
In the meantime Kazakhstan’s national broadcaster remains eager for potential participation but according to regional news agency the country has not received a special invitation by the European Broadcasting Union yet, to debut in Lisbon.