Watch now: Hungary kicks off with A Dal 2019

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Hungary is getting ready for the first show of A Dal 2019, starting the country’s search for their Eurovision 2019 representative.

Eurovision fever is rising high in Hungary as the country is all set for the first show of A Dal 2019, the popular selection for its Eurovision candidate. Broadcaster MTVA is sure to present a dazzling show to the public, taking place at the MTVA studios in Budapest, hosted by Eurovision 2016 participant Freddie (Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári) and singer Bogi Dallos (Boglárka Dallos-Nyers).

The 10 artists that will take to the stage of Heat 1 will be judged by a professional jury consisting of composer and musician Miklós Both, frontman of the group Magna Cum Laude Misi Mező, artist Feró Nagy, and vocal coach and singer Lilla Vincze. The viewers at home function as the fifth jury member and will vote through televoting, leading up to a combined result and the first qualifyers for the semi-finals.

The five songs with the highest combined set of scores will automatically qualify. Of the five songs that do not make it to the top 5, the song that gets the most votes from the audience will also go to the semi-finals. Thus, tonight six acts will progress to the semi-finals.

Tonight’s participants

Antal Tímea feat. Demko Gergő  – Kedves világ!
Berkes OlivérViágítótorony
DENIZIde várnak vissza
Hamar BarniWasted
KonyhaSzázszor visszajátszott
NomadA remény hídjai
Oláh GergőHozzád bújnék
Pátkai RozinaFrida
Szekér GergőMadár, repülj!
Váray LászlóSomeone who lives like this

How to watch

A Dal 2019 starts tonight at 19:30 CET and may be watched through:

Hungary at Eurovision 2018

Hungary’s national selection A Dal 2018 was won by metalcore and post-hardcore band AWS, consisting of Örs Siklósi, Bence Brucker, Dániel Kökényes, Soma Schiszler and Áron Veress. The band subsequently represented their country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song Viszlát nyár (“Goodbye, summer”).

Delivering an explosive and fiery stage performance in semi-final 2, AWS progressed to the Grand Final, eventually placing 21st with 93 points.