Hungary: Second semi-final set of qualifiers

Hungary: Second semi-final set of qualifiers
Szilvi Agárdi & Dénes Pál. Photo: MTVA
Budapest, Hungary -

The second semi-final of A Dal 2013 has just finished, and four more acts have qualified for the Hungarian national final in a combined vote of an expert jury and televoting. The Hungarian national final will be held next Saturday, on March 2nd.

Yesterday, the first semi-final of A Dal was held in Budapest. Tonight, the second semi-final followed suit, again presented by Gábor Gundel-Takács, Éva Novodomszky, and Márton Buda.

Nine acts were fighting for the ticket to the final. After each performance, the five-member expert jury immediately voted, and the two songs with the highest scores directly qualified for the final. The remaining seven entries were then voted on by the TV public, with two more songs making it to the final.

Second semi-final qualifiers

This is tonight's line-up (jury scores in brackets, qualifiers in bold):

  • United - Tegnap még más voltál (42 points)
  • Tamás Palcsó - Ezt látnod kell (32 points)
  • Fatima Mohamed - Nem baj (34 points)
  • Gergő Baricz - Húz (37 points)
  • Veca Janicsák - Új generáció (36 points)
  • ByeAlex - Kedvesem (37 points) - televoting choice
  • Szilvi Agárdi & Dénes Pál - Szíveddel láss (38 points) - televoting choice
  • Gigi Radics - Úgy fáj (42 points) - jury choice
  • Tamás Vastag - Holnaptól (43 points) - jury choice

Next: The final!

Next Saturday, at 20:15 CET, the final of A Dal will be broadcast, with eight acts fighting for the ticket to Malmö. Then we will finally know the Hungarian representative for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held next May! You will be able to watch the show live on's own WebTV player.

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  • Posted on 27 February 2013 at 01:19
    Gigi Radics must represent Hungary, this is a big chance for us, should't be leave over! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 February 2013 at 09:58
    Shame that very powerful and good songs such as Tibor Gyurcsi and Lilla Polyak didn't make to the final. It was a very strong proposition, which for sure would be at the ESC final i Malmoe. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2013 at 10:57
    ? I certainly hope so. At the end national finals will be always decided on the common taste in the country of the national final. Everyone chooses what they like, what Europe will like, that's a completely another story. We all know, for most of the countries it's not about how good their song is, it's about politics. At least we will send someone that most of the Hungarians can be proud of. Not everybody can be satisfied, but that's why televoting is for, we decided together. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2013 at 10:57
    And by conservative I mean solid pop, or pop-rock songs, nothing underground or monumental. That's why it was a surprise that ByAlex advanced to the final, he playes alternative music. That means the taste here changes and I'm exremely happy about that. The difference between the two of them: ByAlex wrote a lyric that is pure poeticness. It's beautiful. You my not understand it, and the jury has the same concern as almost every Hungarian who watched last night: could he do it? could he translate these beautiful lyrics into English and still have the same effect? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2013 at 10:57
    . I mean, the music itself with it jumping all over the place, I could tolerate, but not with that ridiculus staging. It would have been just nice with some satging like Ruslana. On the other hand I get that some countries like Bosnia Herzegovina has a somewhat similar musical scene, and because of that you'd like these kind of songs. Believe me, you do it way better than her! Hungary has a much mor conservative music taste in my opinion. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2013 at 10:56
    At the end I'm happy that Új generáció didn't make it and here's why: This was her first independent composition, where she wrote the lyrics and the music herself. I complement her for that, it's a really big and brave thing to compete with your first composition at Eurovision. Beyond that... The lyrics didn't make too much of a sense, and the music was just all over the place. I get that the concept was to write something monumental, and she succeeded at that, but it was too much. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2013 at 00:18
    Everyone Has Different Opinions and Views Toward's The Song's and I think the audience picked the best 2 they could although all of the where really good tonight and last night one's report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2013 at 22:49
    UJ GENERACIO NEVER MADE IT? why is there always countries that's wiping out the best ones? -.- report to the moderator