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Hungary A Dal 2018: Leander Kills
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Hungary: A Dal 2018 - Heat 1 results

Tonight A Dal 2018 started off with its first selection show and 6 semi-finalists were chosen. See the results and qualifiers’ performances below.

Tonight A Dal 2018 kicked off the contest with the first heat. From 10 contestants 6 qualified and made it to the semi-finals.

As in the past years, the voting was in two rounds. In the first round the jury’s and the public’s scores were combined and 5 qualifiers were determined, in the second round the sixth qualifier was chosen only by public voting.

The shows are all held in Budapest, Hungary and are hosted by Kriszta Rátonyi and Hungary’s 2016 Eurovision representative Freddie.

A Dal - Heat 1 results

  1. Leander Kills - “Nem szól harang” (44 points)
  2. Süle Zsolt - “Zöld a május” (44 points)
  3. Király Viktor - “Budapest girl” (43 points)
  4. Ceasefire X - “Satellites” (41 points)
  5. Knoll Gabi - “Nobody to die for” (40 points)
  6. Vastag Tamás - “Ne hagyj reményt” (36 points)
  7. Noémo - “Levegőt” (39 points)
  8. LivingRoom - “Kirakat élet” (36 points)
  9. Fourtissimo - “Kisnyuszi a kalapban” (33 points)
  10. Patikadomb - “Jó szelet!” (33 points)
Leander Kills “Nem szól harang”
Süle Zsolt “Zöld a május”
Király Viktor “Budapest girl”
Ceasefire X “Satellites”
Knoll Gabi “Nobody to die for”
Vastag Tamás “Ne hagyj reményt”

A Dal 2018

This year's A Dal contest will consist of six shows: three heats, two semi-finals and one final. In each of the heats there are ten contestants from whom six qualify to of the two semi-finals. 

  • Heat 1 - January 20th
  • Heat 2 - January 27th
  • Heat 3 - February 3rd
  • Semi-final 1 - February 10th
  • Semi-final 2 - February 17th 
  • Final - February 24th

Voting

In every live show there will be a four-member jury that will rate each song, combined with public voting (SMS, App, Online). 

  • Every show will have two rounds of voting:
    • First round: 50/50 combination of jury/public voting (except in the final)
    • Second round: 100% Public voting
  • Heats
    • First round: 5 semi-finalists are determined by combination score from a jury and public voting (SMS, App, Online)
    • Second round: The public can vote (SMS, App, Online) on the remaining five entries that were not among the qualifiers, to find the sixth semi-finalist
  • Semi-finals
    • First round: 3 finalists are determined by combination score from a jury and public voting (SMS, App, Online)
    • Second round: The public can vote (SMS, App, Online) on the remaining six entries that were not among the qualifiers, to find the fourth finalist
  • Final
    • First round (jury): The four jurors each give 4, 6, 8 and 10 points to their top-4 entries. The 4 entries with most scores from the jury proceeded to the second round (super-final)
    • Second round (public vote): The public selects (SMS, App, Online) the winner among the 4 super-finalists

Hungary in Eurovision Song Contest 

Hungary 2017: Joci Pápai - "Origo"

Hungary has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 15 times since its debut in 1994. The Best result was in the debuting year 1994 where the song "Kinek Mondjam El Vétkeimet" finished 4th.

Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Hungary has qualified for the Grand Final 9 out of 11 times - The last 7 years Hungary did qualify for the Grand Final. Their worst result was in 2008 where Hungary went last in Semi-final 2.

About the author: Helena Pruus (Estonia)
Helena is our Estonian correspondent. She is a dedicated Eurovision fan and has been for as long as she can remember. Her most memorable Eurovision moment was when her favourite trio Il Volo participated in 2015 and won the televotes.



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