Hungary: Over 350 entries received for A Dal 2018

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The submission period for A Dal 2018 has closed and over 350 entries have been received!

The entry period ran up until midnight on the 20 November and more than 350 entries were submitted, according to the Hungarian national broadcaster: MTVA.

Now the professional jury will select the top 30 songs from the field, which will be presented to the public during live broadcasts which begin in January.

This year, there are songs from many genres, and some are performed by well-known artists, others by artists at the beginning of their career.

Press conference next month

At the beginning of December, a press conference will reveal which thirty songs will be entered in Hungary’s leading music competition.

The live broadcasts begin on 20 January 2018 and will run every week for six weeks. Prior to this, on 6 and 13 January, two shows will be broadcast featuring the most memorable moments of the last six seasons of A Dal.

The success of the last six seasons of A Dal demonstrates the need for a competition show to determine the best song in Hungary. Everyone benefits from this, especially singers such as Joci Pápai, whose career has taken off since his success at A Dal and the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Performers and composers are already counting on this show, many have been waiting since September for the first time to present their new song to such an audience.

Additional awards at A Dal

The seventh edition of A Dal will not only search and choose the best song in Hungary, but it will also be possible to win prestigious awards.

In addition to the A Dal 2018 Best Lyrics and A Dal 2018 Discoveries, next year there will be an Acoustic Song Competition and, of course, the 2018 winner will represent Hungary in Lisbon at the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in May.