It's ByeAlex for 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 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
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).
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