MTVA the national Hungarian broadcaster has revealed the first 10 participants of the forthcoming 2015 Hungarian 2015 Eurovision national selection- A Dal 2015.
During a special press conference in Budapest MTVA, the Hungarian national broadcaster has revealed the jury members for A Dal 2015 and the first ten acts who will compete in the selection. You can listen to the snippets of the competing entries here.
The Hungarian broadcaster has received a total of 350 entries for its 2015 Eurovision quest. A 10 member jury evaluated all the received entries and shortlisted the number to 30. Hence 30 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Vienna in the 2015 Hungarian Eurovision national selection- A Dal 2015. The Hungarian selection is set to kick off on 24 January and will conclude on 28 February with the grand finale scheduled to be held in Budapest on 28 February.
The 2015 A Dal Jury
The 2015 A Dal jury will consist of 5 members: 4 members will be 4 persons from the music industry. The 5th member will be a mobile application where the public will cast their vote via mobiles phone. The Hungarian broadcaster has decided to move with the times and bring in their national selection to the era of technology. More details will be released in due course.
The 2015 A Dal jury will consist of : Pierrot, Jenő Csiszár, Magdi Rúzsa (Hungary 2007) and Philip Rákay.
The 2015 A Dal Candidates:
- Chances – The Night
- Csemer Boglárka “Bogi” – Walls for Nothing
- Dallos-Nyers Boglárka “Bogi” – World of Violence (Ő a Dal-os Bogi)
- Farkas-Jenser Balázs – Liar
- Karmapolis – The Time is Now
- MDC – Maniac
- Páter Barbara “Barbie” – Listen to the Universe
- Spoon – Keep Marching On
- Séci Saci & Séci Böbe – Our Time
- Tóth Vera – Gyémánt
A total of 30 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Vienna. The 2015 Hungarian national selection will consist of a total of 6 televised shows ( 3 heats, 2 semifinals and 1 grand final). 10 acts will compete in each heat. 6 acts from each heat will qualify to the semifinals ( 5 via jury vote+ 1 via televoting vote). A total of 18 acts will battle in the semifinals (9 in each semifinals). The exact number of acts qualifying from the semifinals to the finals is yet to be announced.
A Dal 2015 Agenda
- 24/01 -A Dal Heat 1
- 31/01- A Dal Heat 2
- 07/02- A Dal Heat 3
- 14/02- A Dal Semifinal 1
- 21/02 -A Dal Semifinal 2
- 28/02- A Dal Grand Final
In 2014 Hungary selected its Eurovision entry and representative via a national selection. Kallay Andras Saunders won the golden ticket to Copenhagen with his entry Running, achieving an honorable 5th place in the grand final.
Hungary debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and is yet to win the contest. The country’s best placing in the event was achieved during its year, was a 4th place in 1994 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin with Frederika Bayer’s’s Kinek Mondjam Al Vetkeimet!
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21 and 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.