Tel Aviv 2019

MTV opens submission for A Dal 2019

The search for Hungary's 2019 representative has begun

Hungarian broadcaster MTV have opened up the submission window for A Dal 2019.  The national final has been used since 2012. In that time, Hungary has given the Eurovision stage the likes of András Kállay-Saunders and Joci Pápai. Alongside the submission opening, the A Dal site also gives clear guidelines as how entries will be selected: 

  • A completed Application Form with a signed statement
  • The song submitted must be in one of the following formats: flac, m4a, mp3, ogg, wav or wma
  • The lyrics of the song – including a Hungarian translation if the song is not in Hungarian
  • Press-worthy photos of the act(s) performing on stage alongside a biography in both English and Hungarian
  • A video clip of the song, although this is an optional component of the submission

Much like recent news across the continent in Montenegro, the submission window is on the short side closing in a week, or November 8th. Applications for entries must be through the A Dal website. 

Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest

Hungary have performed on the Eurovision stage 16 times. This feels like a shockingly low number, which is a testament to the musical breadth and memorability of their entries. Though they have yet to win the contest, they seem to have cracked the code when it comes to qualifying in the final, missing out only twice (and in consecutive years). 

This year, metal group brought some much needed rock to Lisbon. ‘Viszlát Nyár’ brought the true meaning to fabled proverb ‘Yeah yeah, fire’ – using ALL the pyro on stage. Oh and a moshpit, how could I forget the moshpit? In the final they came 21st with 93 points. 

Do you think anyone can replicate the fiery intensity of AWS? What is your favourite Hungarian entry? Let us know in the comments below or @ESCXTRA!

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