Hungary: Kick-off for national selection "A Dal"

Hungary: Kick-off for national selection "A Dal"
Compact Disco represented Hungary in 2012. Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Budapest, Hungary -

Just like last year, the Hungarian representative for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen in a televised national selection involving several shows. Details have been announced this week by the public broadcaster MTV.

After the great success of A Dal in 2012, MTV opted to use the same selection mode again for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, with slight adaptions.

While, in 2012, the artists had the right to choose the language of their songs themselves, they have to perform them completely in Hungarian language this time in the A Dal shows. The version in which the song will be performed in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest has to be clarified after the final of A Dal.

Before the national final, a series of semi-finals will be held, with the amount of shows depending on the number and quality of the entries received by MTV. The voting will again be a mix of televoting and the verdict of a professional jury, which will include an additional "surprise" member for each show.

Sound Of Our Hearts, sung by Compact Disco, was the Hungarian entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, reaching the Final in Baku. Csaba Walkó, the lead singer of the band, will be a member of the jury in A Dal in 2013.

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  • Posted on 30 October 2012 at 10:08
    Seeing countries are copying the Melodifestivalen concept! It's great! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 October 2012 at 15:44
    I so hope Hungary wins someday, Malmö would be a good chance for hungarians to show to the rest of Europe how much talent they have.

    BTW: It will be way more interesting if they sing in hungarian. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 October 2012 at 15:45
    Da girl is the Hungarian VOICE! I really hope that she participate this year and go FTW.
    Really, Hungary is one of the countries I would like to see winning ♥
    A Dal last year was great!. I hope this year would be better! report to the moderator