Doteurovision confirmed that Hungary will return to the Eurovision Song Contest stage in 2004. The country participated in 1998 for the last time.
Marta Rapai, head of the Eurovision department at the Hungarian broadcaster MTV has stated that the broadcaster plans a return to the contest. “The final decision was taken, and MTV is going to take part in the 2004 competition accordingly,” she told DotEurovision.com
Hungary has entered the Eurovision Song Contest four times in the '90s, earning their best ever result when they debuted in 1994 and came fourth when Friderika Bayer performed. Their last entry was in 1998, when they ended in their worst ever placing, Charlie picked up just four points in Birmingham.
Broadcaster MTV, not to be mixed up with the well-known music channel, has yet to decide on the way in which the song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 will be chosen and is still not ruling out a public national final in February next year. Early meetings had seen the possibility of the song being decided internally.
Svante Stockselius, the Eurovision Song Contest coordinator at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has confirmed that the final official list of participants for the 2004 contest will be released on November 15.