Magdi wins award after award

by Stella Floras 98 views

This has been undoubtedly Magdi Ruzsa's year. After winning Megasztar, the 2006 Hungarian edition of Pop Idol, in 2006 she went on win one more prestigious award in Hungary, place ninth in this year's Eurovision Song Contest and finally win the Eurovision Song Contest Composer's Award during the afterparty on the night of the final.

The 22 year old Hungarian singer, born in Serbia, is certainly one to keep an eye on. After winning the local edition of Pop Idol, Megasztar, she went on to release her first album which went triple platinum in no time. The entire Hungarian music industry embraced her, and she is often referred to as "the biggest happening in the past 30 years". In 2007, she won the Fonogram Hungarian Music Awards in the Newcomer artist category. Currently, her second album Ördögi angyal is at number 15 of the Hungarian charts moving up from #12 last week. So far it has sold 36.000 copies.

Her participation in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest is considered a great success as she managed not only to pass the semi final but also place ninth in the final, ensuring that Hungary goes straight to the 2008 final in Belgrade.

To top it all, during the afterparty, on the night of the final, Magdi was pronounced Composer of the year for her song Unsubstantial blues.

You can watch Magdi receive her award here.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.