This year Hungary will present to the Eurovision audience, in Lisbon, an alternative entry called “Viszlát, nyár” sung by the rock group AWS.

About AWS

AWS got the media attraction in their country after winning the Hungarian national final  A Dal 2018 and will be the ones to fly the flag  in Lisbon. The group was created in 2006 and their songs are popular hard rock scene. They have released 3 albums up to date and 7 Video Clips. Their music videos have images of violence and are trying to highlight the problems troubling the world. They have traveled to Austria, Romania, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest

This is the 16th participation of Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country made its debut in 1994 with Friderika Bayer, which reached fourth (Hungary’s best position till now). Since 2012 the country has been using the national final A Dal for the choice of their representative and so far this way is successful since every year from 2012 is entering the Grand Final. In 2017  Hungary was represented by Papai Joci with the song “Origo“, finishing in the eighth place on the final scoreboard.

Below you can see Hungary’s participation in Eurovision 2018, where it will compete in the 2nd semi-final on 10 May 2018.

Viszlát, nyár lyrics in Hungarian 

Játsszunk nyílt lapokkal végre:

a hajómnak mennie kell

és itt fog hagyni téged.

Majd benned él tovább a vérem,

és ha nem adod el,

a szíveden a jel,

mi a földről az égig emel.

Viszlát, nyár, most már elkéstél,

mert azt hazudtad, enyém leszel,

de nem jöttél!

Viszlát, álom, köszönöm,

hogy eltűntél!

Most már ideje visszakapnom,

amiket elvettél!

Megfáradt ereimben az élet,

tudom, hogy fognál még,

de engedj el már, kérlek.

Itt van, tépd le belőlem a részed,

és ha nem adod el,

a szíveden a jel,

mi a földről az égig emel.

Let’s be cruelly honest:

my boat has to go and it will leave you here.

English translation

My blood will live within you and if you don’t sell it,

the mark is on your heart,

which lifts you up from the ground to the sky.

Goodbye summer, you missed me,

’cause you lied that you’ll be mine but you didn’t come!

Goodbye dream,

I’m so thankful that you’re gone!

Now it’s time to give me back what you took away from me!

The life has got tired in my veins,

I know that you’d hold (me) but please, let me go.

Here it is, strip your part out of me and if you don’t sell it,

the mark is on your heart,

which lifts you up from the ground to the sky.