MTVA, the Hungarian national broadcaster, has announced the line-ups for the two semi-finals for A Dal 2016.
In the last three weeks each of the 30 shortlisted artists performed across three heats hoping to make it to the second stage of Hungary’s Eurovision Song Contest selection.
18 songs qualified from the heats to the semi-finals and they’ve now been organised into two semi-finals consisting of nine entries each.
The first semi-final includes Hungary’s 2014 representative Andras Kallay-Saunders, who is competing in his band with the song Who we are.
He is joined by Petruska, who earned the joint highest points total in the heats with 42 out of 50.
Bookies favourite Freddie, who matched Petruska’s score of 42, will perform his entry Pioneer in the second semi-final
A Dal 2016 Semi-final one
- B The First – You told me that you loved me
- Benji – Kötéltánc
- Gergö Oláh – Gyöz a jó
- Kallay Saunders Band – Who we are
- Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi – Hold on to
- Mushy – Uncle Tom
- Petruska – Trouble in my mind
- Reni Tolvai – Fire
- Szilvia Agárdi – It is love
A Dal 2016 Semi-final two
- André Vásáry – Why
- ByTheWay – Free to fly
- Egy Másik Zenekar – Kéne közös kép
- Freddie – Pioneer
- Laci Gáspár – Love and bass
- Oliver Berkes & Andi Toth – Seven seas
- Parno Graszt – Már nem szédülök
- Passed – Driftin
The first semi-final will take place this weekend (13 February) with the second semi-final on 20 February.
Four songs will progress from each semi-final. As in the heats, the outcome will be decided by a combination of jury and public votes.
Hungary will select their Eurovision Song Contest entry on 27 February.
Last year, Boggie won A Dal 2015 and represented Hungary in Vienna. Her song, Wars for nothing, finished 20th with 19 points.