National finals are unfolding accross Europe and next Monday the Hungarian broadcaster will be revealing the country’s national finalists.

The Hungarian broadcaster will be unveiling the 30 A Dal  participants next Monday at 10 am CET. A special press conference will be held for this purpose , during which all participations will be presented alongside with the hosts and the jury members of the show. This year a committee of experts evaluated all submissions and shorlisted the songs down to the 30 best entries. 

Among the candidates in these year’s selection is the Hungarian Eurovision 2014 participant  Kállay Saunders  with his new entry The Middletonz. But we will find out on Monday if he managed to be among the 30 finalists.

The Eurovision Story So Far

The Hungarians made an attempt to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993. They participated in the special prelimary semi-final in Ljubiana with Andrea Szulak‘s Arva reggel. The country failed to win one of the three spots that led to Millstreet in Ireland.

In 1994 the country finally debuted in the contest with Friderika Bayer and her song Kinek mondjam el vetkeimet achieving a 4th place in Dublin, which is the Hungary’s best placing up to date. In 1999 the country withdrew from the contest and came back after a six years break, in 2005. In its 16 participations has achieved 6 top 10 placings, specifically:  4th in 1994, 5th in 2014, 8th in 2017 and 9th in 2007 and 10th in 2013.

In 2018 the winners of its traditional national selection A Dal, Rock band AWS represented the country in  Lisbon with their entry Viszlat Nyar. The band achieved a 21st placing in the Grand Final.