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."