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Hungary: “A Dal” 2016 heat 1 today!

Tonight, Hungary plunges into their Eurovision 2016 journey. Ten artists will perform their songs on the long-running Hungary selection show, A Dal, which will air at 19:40 CET on Duna, Duna World and online, here. As previous reported on ESC Plus, the lineup for the show will be:

  1. Benji – Kötéltánc
  2. ByTheWay – Free to Fly
  3. Egy Másik Zenekar – Kéne közös kép
  4. Freddie – Pioneer
  5. Fatima Mohamed – Ott leszek
  6. Mushu – Uncle Tom
  7. Odett – Stardust
  8. Reni Tolvai – Fire
  9. Jázmin Török – Power of Love
  10. Petra Veres-Kovács –Singing Peace


Five songs from each heat will be chosen by a jury consisting of four members. The song from the non-qualifiers with the most votes from the televoting will also move to the next round of shows. A few changes will be put into effect for this year’s A dal. The artist Green Room will be next to the stage, much the way Melodifestivalen and the actual Eurovision Song Contest are held (yes, not every year). The audience will now be able to vote for their favorites in the A Dal app, which is available for IOS, Android and Windows phones and visitors to the A Dal website will be able to cast their scores online. The voting is free for Hungarians and the rest of the world, so you can have a say in the proceedings. All you need to do is register for using the app (likewise, free).

Hungary’s success in the Eurovision song contest is something of a mixed bag, with a number of top ten showings (most recently András Kállay-Saunders with ‘Running’ placing 5th in 2014), and a number of showings towards the bottom of the leader board (Boggie, in 2015, made it to the final with ‘Wars for Nothing’ but only limped to 20th place).

How will they fare this year? You can tune in to watch, and even have your say, but it all starts today!

About Derrick Schiff (USA)

Derrick Schiff (USA)
One of those rare creatures, the American Eurovision fans, I found the Eurovision pool and dived in head first. More knowledgeable about the current years, I'm excited to watch as Eurovision evolves into the credible launching platform for the finest pop acts in Europe and the World.