Hungary: MTVA confirms Eurovision 2019 participation and opens window submission for A Dal 2019

Hungary: MTVA confirms Eurovision 2019 participation and opens window submission for A Dal 2019

The Hungarian national broadcaster, MTVA, confirmed its Eurovision 2019 participation and opened submission window for A Dal 2019 the country’s formula through which Eurovision act and entry are determined.

Follwing the confirmation for Eurovision 2019 participation, the Hungarian broadcaster released the terms and deadlines for taking part in the next national selection process of A Dal 2019. Apart from the general EBU regulations, MTVA released the following conditions in order for acts to compete in A DAl 2019:

  • Submissions are acceptable by singers or groups that have released an album or their song have entered the country’s radio airplay list or have perfomed on TV or have a contract with a label.
  • The acts must be Hungarian citizens or use Hungarian as their natinve language.
  • The national broadcaster has the final say on the final song presentation in Tel Aviv.
  •  MTVA feels strongly for songs in Hungarian. However acts can submit their songs in English or other in other minority languages but in that case must attach a translation in Hungarian.

The deadlinde for applications expires on November 8 while until December 14 the final form of all songs must be finalized All submissions must include the following:

  • The application form
  • Sound material in flac, m4a, mp3, ogg, wav or wma form
  • The song lyrics and Hungarian translation if in other language
  • High definition photos of all people to perform on stage , the composers and all bio information in English and Hungarian.
  • the video clip of the song, which can be submitted afterwards once completed

The submission form and all the regulation on A dal 2019 can be spoted here .

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.


Angelo D.

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