Hungary’s Boggie is getting ready to represent her country at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, and you can read her thoughts about her peace anthem entry Wars for nothing below…
Boglárka “Boggie” Csemer won the right to represent Hungary at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place at Vienna’s Wiener Stadthalle on 19, 21 and 23 May, following victory at the A Dal national selection final in February. A multi-lingual singer-songwriter from Budapest, Boggie can already boast of a music video with millions of YouTube views (a feat accomplished by the video to her song Nouveau parfum and her debut album Boggie achieved a chart placing of 17 on the Billboard World Music Album Chart.
Speaking about Wars for nothing, which will contest the first semi-final on Tuesday 19 May, Boggie reveals:
(Actually) my song is a hymnic ballad pleading for peace. Three composers, many inspirations but one goal: to raise people’s attention to this issue, and I think music is more powerful than some people might think and my song is a peace song and I really hope that Europe will hear my message.
Insisting that Wars for nothing is purely a peace song, which does not concentrate on any particular country or conflict, Boggie continues:
(For me) It’s a great honour to represent my country and I really believe in my song, really believe in the strength of my song and I think this kind of message is really important on the Eurovision stage.
Boggie, who recently commenced a European Flashmob Tour, has also recorded a special message for esctoday.com readers. You can read an introduction to Boggie via esctoday.com where you can sing along to Wars for nothing, and check out Boggie’s official Facebook page at facebook.com/BoggieOfficial.
Hungary debuted at the Dublin-hosted Eurovision Song Contest of 1994, and the country has made 12 appearances to date. Hungary’s best result came in 1994, when Friderika Bayer took her ballad Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet to fourth place. The Copenhagen Contest of 2014 saw a fifth place finish for Hungary, with András Kállay-Saunders scooping 143 Grand Final points with his entry Running.