Rúsza wins by just 18 votes

by Michael Kuipers 50 views

As expected, Megasztár winner Magdi Rúsza won the Fonogram award for Best Hungarian Newcomer 2006 on Saturday's show, and will therefore represent Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.

However, it has recently come to light that she won by a much smaller margin than previously thought, with just 18 votes separating her and runners up, the metal band Wendigo.

It seems that Rúzsa's win has been causing controversy in Hungary, as the singer was born & raised in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, leading people to question why a 'Serb' was representing the country rather than a Hungarian – amongst them Tibi Tóth, member of the popular Hungarian band Hooligans. Some sources even claim that teh reason Rúzsa was crying upon receiving her award was due to the crowd heckling her beforehand.

In any case, Magdi Rúsza will represent Hungary in the semi final in Helsinki this year, with an announcement for her song due soon. Let's hope she can proove her doubters wrong!

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