Hungary: MTVA reveals acts and songs of A Dal 2019 and further details
The Hungarian national broadcaster, MTVA, held a special press conference today during which it unveiled the 30 participants, the songs , the jury members and the hosts of A Dal 2019, Hungary’s national selection format for determing its Eurovision representative.
As the previous years this year’s edition of A Dal while have 30 participants who will compete in 3 preliminary rounds, 10 acts in each round. Once the three preliminary rounds take place a total of 18 acts will qualify to the semi finals. The 18 acts will split up in two semi final shows , 9 in each one. From the semi finals a total of 8 songs will qualify to the grand final.
It has already been revealed that two additional prizes will be given as part of A Dal 2019. Awards will be presented for the song with the best lyrics and the participant as the best new discovery through A Dal. The winner of A Dal 2019 will represent Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
THE COMPETING ACTS and SONGS
- Akusztik Planet – Nyári Zápor
- Olivér Berkes – Lighthouse
- Timi Antal ft. Gergő Demko – Álmos Világ
- Fatal Error – Kulcs
- Dayana – Little Bird
- Deniz – Ide Várlak Vissza
- Goti – Csak Egy Perc
- Klara Hajdu – You’re Gonna Rise
- Barni Hamar – Wasted
- David Hirtli – Alabama Hotel
- Konyha – Szászor Visszajátszott
- Kyra Fedor – Maradj Még
- Leander Kills – Hazavágyom
- Mocsok 1 Kölyök – Egyszer
- Monyó Projekt – Run Baby Run
- Bogi Nagy – Holnap
- Nomád – A Remény Hídjai
- Gergő Oláh – Hozzád Bújnék
- Joci Pápai – Az Én Apám
- Petruska – Help Me Out Of Here
- Rozina Pátkai – Freedom
- Ruby Harlem – Forró
- Savus – Barát
- Gergő Szekér – Madár, Repülj!
- The Sign – Ő
- The Middletonz – Roses
- Laszlái Barai – Someone Who Lives Like This
- USNK – Posztolj
- Bence Vara – Szótlanság
- yesyes – Incomplete
Some of the competing songs have already been released on the network , however if you want to have a taste of all 30 entries you can listen a short piece of them here
Among the 30 contestants we meet some familiar to the Eurovision family acts, such as, András Kállay-Saunders (as member of the group The Middletonz) who achieved a 5th placing for Hungary in Eurovision 2014 with his entry Running, Joci Pápai who brought a 8th placing for the country in Eurovision 2017 with his song Origo. The list includes several A Dal past participants who didn’t manage to win the golden ticket to the Eurovision stage such as Timi Antal (2014), Gergő Oláh (2015-2017), Bence Vara (2015, 2017), Olivér Berkes (2016, 2017), Petruska (2016), Kyra Fedor (2017), Leander Kills (2017, 2018), yesyes.
THE HOSTS & JURY MEMBERS
Hosts of the A Dal show this year will be Freddie represented Hungary in Eurovision 2016 with his entry pioneer (19th place) alongside with Bogi Dallos who participated in A Dal from 2013-2015. On the other had the jury will consist of the 4 following members: Miklós Both, Misi Mező, Lilla Vincze, Feró Nagy.