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András Kállay-Saunders: “Running” for the Win in Hungary

Kallay_Saunders_AndrasAlso decided on Saturday was the winner of “A Dal”, the Hungarian National Final.  From the original 30 songs, a series of heats and semifinals winnowed the selection down to eight finalists, all vying for the chance to follow ByeAlex’s “Kedvesem” into the ESC history books, and hopefully surpass his impressive Top 10 finish.  There were quite a few A Dal alums and fresh faces reaching for the title, but, of course, only one could win. Read the rest of this entry

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Preview: A Dal Final in Hungary

adal The second of four songs that we’ll have added to the Eurovision roster this Saturday will come from Hungary, as the successful A Dal system culminates its third year.  Will the show that gave us Compact Disco and ByeAlex give us the country’s fourth consecutive qualifier?  Read the rest of this entry

Hungary: Say Hello to “ByeAlex”!

It was a dramatic finish to Hungary’s “A Dal” process, as the juries winnowed the eight finalists down to four and the public televote taking the lead to pick the eventual winner.  In a bit of a surprising announcement, the ticket went to singer-songwriter ByeAlex (real name: Alex Márta) and his quiet, subtle entry “Kedvesem (My Darling)”, which came in a distant 4th place by the jury’s estimation. Read the rest of this entry

Preview: Hungary’s “A Dal”

For the second year running, Hungarian broadcaster MTV have played host to “A Dal”, their national selection.  After a series of heats and semifinals, eight songs will face off in the Final on Saturday.  Four songs will be selected by a professional jury to continue on to a superfinal, and the winner will be chosen purely via a public televote. Read the rest of this entry