Hungary: The 10 contestants of the first “A Dal 2018” show.
Next Saturday, January 20, kicks off the first show of A Dal 2018,Hungary’s national selection. Therefore, the 10 acts competing in this first qualifying round were announced to the public.
So here is the list of the first 10 A Dal acts and their songs:
- Ceasefire X – Satellite
- Fourtissimo – Kis Luszi a kalapban
- Knoll Gabi – Nobody to Die For
- Leander Kills – Nem szól harang
- Living Room – Kirakat élet
- Noémó – Levegőd
- Patikadomb – Jo szelet
- Vastag Tamás – Ne haggyj reményt
- Király Viktor – Budapest Girl
- Süle Zsolt – Zőld a május
The 5 contestants with the highest points coming from the juries will qualify to the next round alongside with the one from the rest five with the highest score from the audience’s voting.
The Hungarian national selection, A Dal 2018, will include 6 rounds of shows : three qualifying rounds with 10 contestants in each one, while only six artists from each round will qualify to the semi finals. Two semi finals with 9 competing acts each and from which only 4 acts from each semi final will qualify to the final.
The A Dal 2018 final will consist of two rounds : During the first one a jury will select the best four acts that will move on to the second phase of the final. In the second round the public vote exclusively will determine the final winner.
The scheduled dates of the Hungarian selection are as listed below:
20 January : 1st qualifying round
27 January : 2nd qualifying round
3 February : 3rd qualifying round
10 February : 1st Semi Final
17 February : 2nd Semi Final
24 February : Grand Final
Hungary has managed to qualify to the Grand Final continiously since 2012 and has achieved a top 10 placing in 2013, 2014 and 2017. Last year the A Dal 2017 winner, Joci Pápai , represented the country with his song Origo that achieved to end up in 8th place of the Grand final with 200 points. Lets remember last year’s Hungarian entry :