Tonight saw the second heat of the Hungarian national selection- A Dal 2019 take place in Budapest with six more acts proceeding to the semi-finals.
A total of 10 candicates battled in tonight’s show in their quest to represent Hungary at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
Heat 2 participants
- Acoustic Planet – Nyári zápor
- Bence Vavra – Szótlanság
- Dávid Heatlie – La mama hotel
- Diana – Little bird
- Fatal Error – Kulcs
- Gotthy – Csak 1 perc
- Klára Hajdu – You’re gonna rise
- The Middletonz – Roses
- The Sign – Ő
- yesyes – Incomplete
Heat 2 qualifiers
The following 6 candidates will proceed to the semi-finals:
- Fatal Error– Kulcs
- Acoustic Planet– Nyári zápor
- The Middletonz –Roses
- Bence Vavra– Szótlanság
- The Sign –Ő
- yesyes– Incomplete (via public vote)
Thus tonight’s 6 qualifiers will join last week’s qualifiers in the semi-finals:
- Szekér Gergő – Madár, repülj!
- Oláh Gergő – Hozzád bújnék
- Antal Tímea feat. Demko Gergő – Kedves világ!
- Konyha – Százszor visszajátszott
- Nomad – A remény hídjai
- DENIZ- de várnak vissza
A Dal 2019
A Dal 2019 consists of 6 live televised shows ( 3 heats, 2 semi-finals and a grand final) and is hosted by Freddie (Hungary 2016) and Bogi Dallos. The Grand Final of A Dal is scheduled to be held in Budapest on Saturday 23 February.
Hungary in Eurovision
The Hungarians attempted to join the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 when they competed in the special prelimary semi-final in Ljubiana with Andrea Szulak‘s Arva reggel, but failed to qualify to Millstreet and win one of the three available golden tickets to Eurovision. The country had to wait one more year to enter the competition.
Hungary debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Friderika Bayer and her entry Kinek mondjam el vetkeimet achieving a 4th place in Dublin, namely the country’s best placing in the competition till date.
The central European nation has participated 16 times in Europe’s favourite show and is yet to win the competition. The Hungarians withdrew from the competition in 1999 and returned to the contest in 2005 after a 6 year absence.
Hungary has only placed six times in the top 10 of the Eurovision scoreboard since its debut ; 4th (1994), 5th (2014), 8th (2017) and 9th ( 2007) and 10th (2013).
In 2018 Hungary selected its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection A Dal. Rock band AWS won the golden ticket to Lisbon with their entry Viszlat Nyar. The boys achieved a 21st placing in the Grand Final in Portugal.