Hungary: First six semi-finalists chosen

Hungary: First six semi-finalists chosen
Gergő Rácz, one of tonight's qualifiers. Photo: MTVA
Budapest, Hungary -

Tonight, the first out of three quarter finals of the Hungarian national selection A Dal took place in the MTV studios in Budapest. Six acts have qualified for the semi-final stage according to the joint decision of an expert jury and the TV public.

Tonight, the first show of A Dal took place in Budapest, presented by Gábor Gundel-Takács, Éva Novodomszky, and Márton Buda. Ten entries were performed, with an expert jury commenting on the stage acts.

The panel consisted of Magdi Rúzsa (2007 Hungarian Eurovision representative), Philip Rákay (director of M1 and M2), Viktor Rakonczai (1997 Hungarian Eurovision representative as a member of the band V.I.P), Csaba Walkó (lead singer of Compact Disco, the 2012 Hungarian Eurovision representatives) and Jenő Csiszár (TV and radio host).

The following entries were performed tonight (in order of appearance, points attributed by the jury given in brackets, qualifiers in bold):

  • Fehér Zoltán - Nincs baj! Tűz van! (37 points)
  • Mrs Columbo - Játszd újra (38 points)
  • Baricz Gergő - Húz (43 points - televoting choice)
  • Bogi - Tükörkép (37 points)
  • Palcsó Tamás - Ezt látnod kell (35 points - televoting choice)
  • Background - Neonzöld (35 points)
  • Gyurcsik Tibor - Örök harc (41 points - televoting choice)
  • Keresztes Ildikó - Nem akarok többé játszani (47 points - jury choice)
  • Rácz Gergő - Csak állj mellém (45 points - jury choice)
  • Agárdi Szilvi & Pál Dénes - Szíveddel láss (48 points - jury choice)

First, the expert jury picked three qualifiers: Ildikó Keresztes, Gergő Rácz, and Szilvi Agárdi & Pál Dénes. Then, the televoting lines were opened for the TV public to choose their favourites among the seven remaining acts - additional televoting qualifiers were Gergő Baricz, Tibor Gyurcsik, and Tamás Palcsó.

Tonight's six lucky winners will perform again in one of the two national semi-finals, to be held on February 23rd and 24th. The final show of A Dal 2013 will be aired on March 2nd.

The second quarter final will be held next Saturday, February 9th, again at 20:15 CET.


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  • Posted on 14 February 2013 at 19:00
    Hajrá Keresztes Ildikó :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2013 at 21:50
    Very good selection heat.Good stage images,great stage.I liked a lot the songs and performers.The qualafiers where ok for me.Hungarys selection A DAL will be a good selection festival in years to come.I understud that every year will do from now on.
    So good technics it was fun.GO HUNGARY report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2013 at 13:58
    Örök harc and Szíveddel láss were the best songs, well done Hungary. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2013 at 11:22
    I believe in Palcsó Tamás - EZT látnod kell - it sounds like a qualified guess. Good luck Hungary and greetings from Denmark :-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2013 at 09:36
  • Posted on 3 February 2013 at 09:06
    A good selection with the strongest songs moving forward. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2013 at 07:48
    It wos a good start. Tibor Gyurcsik song is very strong. Ildikó Keresztes was wonderfullSzilvia and Dénes came into our hearts. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2013 at 04:35
    Just a few thoughts about the first semi-finalists:

    - Gergő Barciz's first appearance was in the hungarian edition of X-factor (X-faktor). His mentor was Ildikó Keresztes (who also performed in the show)

    - Gyurcsik Tibor also came from X-factor.

    Ildikó Keresztes was the member of the jury in the past X-factor series.

    Gergő Rácz was also a member of the band V.I.P., just like Viktor Rakonczai (member of the jury).

    ....Is it a coincindence?! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 23:42
    I love Hungary :) good luck report to the moderator