Hungary: It’s Joci Pápai to Tel Aviv!

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Budapest calling! Another entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest has been selected. It’s the winner of A Dal 2019: Joci Pápai!

We have a winner! And it’s a returning act! Joci Pápai will be returning to the Eurovision stage, just two years after his first participation in Kyiv, where he placed 8th. A Dal 2019 finally came to an end electing the Hungarian representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel. This is how it went.

Eight acts were competing tonight:

  • Gergő Szekér – Madár, repülj!
  • Bogi Nagy – Holnap
  • Joci Pápai – Az én apám
  • Fatal Error – Kulcs
  • Gergő Oláh – Hozzád bújnék
  • Acoustic Planet – Nyári zápor
  • The Middletonz  – Roses
  • Vavra Bence  – Szótlanság

First round

After eight outstanding performances, the four judges elected the four acts to advance to the second round by giving 4, 6, 8 and 10 points to their four favourite songs. The four most votes acts advanced to the second round:

  • Joci Pápai Az én apám with 26 points
  • Acoustic PlanetNyári zápor with 22 points
  • Bence VavraSzótlanság with 20 points
  • Bogi NagyHolnap with 16 points

Second round

Finally, another round of voting was opened. This time the public was 100% responsible for the winner. At the end of the show, hosts Freddie (Hungary 2016) and Bogi Dallos announced Joci Pápai winner of A Dal 2019 and will represent Hungary in Tel Aviv with the song Az én apám!

Hungary will perform in the first half of the first semi final on 14 May.

Are you happy with Joci’s selection?
Can he go even higher this year!