It's ByeAlex for Hungary!

It's ByeAlex for Hungary!
Photo: MTVA
Budapest, Hungary -

After an exciting marathon of preselection heats, A Dal 2013, the Hungarian national selection, has come to an end tonight. Out of eight entries, a combination of televoting and an expert jury panel has decided that ByeAlex will fly the Hungarian flag in Malmö!

In an exciting show, the Hungarian TV viewers have, together with an expert jury, picked the Hungarian entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest: It's ByeAlex with the song Kedvesem!

In the first round of voting, the jury had picked four super-finalists out of the eight candidates. Then it was up to the televoters to pick the winner out of the remaining acts.

The line-up

The Hungarian TV viewers were treated with a varied selection of entries in terms of musical styles and stage appearances tonight: From the cheerful uptempo pop song My baby to romantic ballads like the duet by Szilvi Agárdi and Dénes Pál, from the stylish act of ByeAlex to the amazing voice of Gigi Radics - it's for certain that everyone should be able to find his personal favourite.

The full line-up looked as follows (superfinalists in bold):

  • ByeAlex - Kedvesem
  • Szilvi Agárdi & Dénes Pál - Szíveddel láss
  • Gigi Radics - Úgy fáj
  • Tamás Vastag - Holnaptól
  • Laura Cserpes - Élj pont úgy
  • Ildikó Keresztes - Nem akarok többé játszani
  • András Kállay Saunders - My baby
  • Gergő Rácz - Csak állj mellém

The show

As all the previous shows of A Dal, tonight's final was also hosted by Gábor Gundel-Takács and Éva Novodomszky. Márton Buda joined them backstage to supply behind-the-scenes reports.

After the eight competing songs had been performed, Compact Disco, last year's Hungarian representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest, sung Sound Of Our Hearts in a new version, together with the big symphonic orchestra of Hungarian Radio.

In the jury panel, five music experts voiced their opinion and voted on the songs. They were 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).

Watch it again!

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  • Posted on 17 May 2013 at 09:17
    The new William Shakespeare and the best song. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 April 2013 at 22:02
    This is the best song in this year, I LOVE IT. Good good good luck Hungary!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 April 2013 at 14:21
  • Posted on 4 April 2013 at 01:59
    I am loving this entry from Hungary! It has a beautiful simlicity and honesty that is like a breath of fresh air in ESC. What a soft gentle voice. BRAVO for singing this in your national language! Good luck Hungary from Ireland :-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2013 at 05:53
    I think this is one of my favourite songs in this years contest, good luck to Hungary. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 March 2013 at 12:53
    Uh, this year I'm voting for the Hungarian hipster. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2013 at 13:44
    Can it win-No
    Should it win-No report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2013 at 22:30
    I think this will win! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2013 at 06:39
  • Posted on 14 March 2013 at 10:57
    The song is good.. And KZsolt is right. if it was business, it`s not just music anymore.
    And nobody should feel shame just because of telling own oppinion... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2013 at 00:48
    No drums please! Respect the original version! It should be Top 5... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2013 at 11:52
  • Posted on 11 March 2013 at 00:42
    I think that ashamed should be those people who play by unfair means. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2013 at 00:09
    Personally, I have no objections against ByeAlex. Now, that he will appear on the ESC, I wish him good results. What I criticize is that, knowing the other contenders in the Hungarian Song Contest, I think, ByeAlex was one of the worst choices for the ESC. Clearly, there were singers with songs that were superior to ByeAlex. I think the Hungarian contest was biased. According to Wikipedia, 2 jury members and ByeAlex are engaged with the same Record Company. Even the jury declared On-Air that ByeAlex was the worst singer of the Hungarian final round. How could then the same jury nominate him into the group of 4 best contenders? I think that the Record Company´s interests played a strong role in the jury´s decision and in ByeAlex´s triumph. Biased media played their role too. While tabloid media unfoundedly attacked the superb Radics Gigi just few days before the final round, ByeAlex continues to receive full media support. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 March 2013 at 05:22
    It was the best choice from the 8 songs! The others were just avarage, boring, plastic
    It is a black horse song this year!
    I report to the moderator