All songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 have been selected. During the weeks between the national final season and the actual Eurovision Song Contest, we will introduce all 43 entries in random order. We are half way through and part thirty-six of the series is dedicated to the Hungarian entry.
|Song:||What about my dreams?|
|Language:||English & Hungarian|
|Music:||Viktor Rakonczai, GergÅ� Rácz|
|Lyrics:||Péter Geszti, Johnny K. Palmer|
15th in the first semi final
What about my dreams? is an up-tempo dance pop song. Through the lyrics, the protagonist tells that she is going to quit a relationship because she has finally opened her eyes to her own needs after keeping some else grounded for a long time:
And I always was there for you when you called
Should I live all my life for only your cause
What about my life?
What about my dreams?
What about how I feel?
What about my needs?
I cant hold back, I cant go back, I must be free
Kati Wolf, whose full name is Katalin Wolf, became popular in Hungary when she sang the theme song of a cartoon series as a child. Afterwards, she went to music school where she graduated from as a vocal teacher. In 2009, she released her debut album Wolf-áramlat but her major breakthrough came in 2010, when she competed in The X-Factor in Hungary. She reached the finals of the show. Afterwards, a live album including her performances on the show was released.
The singer was chosen internally to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her debut single Szerelem, mért múlsz?, which had already reached the airplay charts. In Düsseldorf, she will perform the English/Hungarian version of the song entitled What about my dreams?.
What about my dreams? was written by Viktor Rakonczai (music), GergÅ� Rácz (music), Péter Geszti (lyrics) and Johnny K. Palmer (lyrics). Viktor Rakonczai is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest as there are already two Hungarian entries on his account: In 1997, he composed the song Miért kell, hogy elmenj? for V.I.P. and it finished 12th in Dublin. In 2008, he composed Candlelight for Csézy and he also appeared as a pianist on stage. The only finished last in the second semi final in Belgrade. GergÅ� Rácz was a member of the group V.I.P. and he was also one of Csézy's backing singers.
The national selection
For the second time in a row, both singer and song were chosen internally.
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest
Having not qualified from the Eastern Europe semi final in 1993, Hungary debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and achieved its best result to date finishing fourth. Lower placings and an elimination in the 1996 internal semi final followed and the country did not return in 2000 after its relegation in 1999. In 2005 Hungary came back, withdrew again but returned for the 2007 and 2008 contests. In 2009 they did not make it past the second semi final, where they finished last. In 2010 they took another break from the contest.
Not counting the failed attempts in 1993 and 1996, this willbe Hungary's tenth participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. For the third time the country is represented by a female solo performer. After their first full-English song in 2009, Hungary returns to some lyrics in Hungarian this year.
What about my dreams? is the 15th song to be performed in the first semi final. It is preceeded by the mid-tempo folk pop song from Iceland and it is followed by the comedy protest song from Portugal. An advantage might therefore be the fact that the Hungarian entry is performed in the middle of less mainstream songs. In 2008, Hungary was also drawn 15th in the second semi final but finished last while in 2005 they had already qualified from that position.
Magyarországnak és az Wolf Katinak sok szerencsét és jó eredményt kívánunk Düsseldorfban!
Live song presentation:
The preview video:
Vuk dala (1981):
Performing From Sarah with love in X-Factor:
Tomorrow, we will take a look at the Albanian entry.
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