Hungary: Kállay-Saunders András to Copenhagen!

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The Hungarian public has selected Kállay-Saunders András with the Running as Hungary’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Kállay-Saunders András has won the right to represent Hungary at the 59th Eurovision Song Contest after winning A Dal 2014. The song Running was selected following a combination of SMS and jury voting. The Hungarian entry will compete in the second half of the first semi-final on May 6th in Copenhagen.

A Dal 2014 Final – The line up
(Acts in BOLD were the super-final qualifiers)

  • Bogi – We All (Jury score 26 points)
  • Depresszió – Csak a zene
  • Király Viktor – Running Out Of Time (Jury score 18 points)
  • New Level Empire – The Last One
  • Kállay-Saunders András – Running (Jury score 30 points)
  • Fool Moon – It Can’t Be Over (Jury score 22 points)
  • Pál Dénes – Brave New World
  • Honey Beast – A legnagyobb hős

This year’s addition of A Dal ran for a total of 6 weeks and was hosted by Éva Novodomszky and Gábor Gundel Takács. This year’s judges were Philip Rákay, Jenő Csizsár, Kati Kovács and 2007 Hungarian representative Magdi Rúzsa. The first 3 weeks consisted of heat rounds were the Hungarian public were presented with 10 songs in each show. To select the semi-finalist the jury chosed three songs while the public selected two. Last week in the semi-finals 18 songs were still in the competition. To decide the finalists both the jury and the public selected a total of 2 songs each, giving a grand total of 8 acts in the final. The final consisted of two rounds. In round one the judges scored the songs with the top 4 advancing to the super-final where the winner was decided by a public SMS vote.

Hungary made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Friderika Bayer and the song Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet? To date this is Hungary’s best result as Friderika came 4th with 122 points. Other good results include 2007 and 2013 where Magdi Rúzsa and ByeAlex came 9th and 10th in the final.

Listen to Hungary’s 2014 Eurovision entry in the link below.

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