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Hungary - A Dal 2018: Szőke Nikoletta, Kökény Attila, Szakcsi Lakatos Róbert
Szőke Nikoletta, Kökény Attila, Szakcsi Lakatos Róbert (Photo: adal.hu)
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Hungary: A Dal 2018 - Heat 3

Tonight the last semi-finalists were chosen. Here are the results of the last elimination heat.

Tonight the last elimination heat of A Dal 2018 was held and the last six semi-finalists were chosen.

The first round of voting combined the scores of the jury and the public and determined five qualifiers. In the second round only the public voted and chose the last qualifier. 

All shows of A Dal 2018 are held in Budapest, Hungary and are hosted by Kriszta Rátonyi and Hungary’s 2016 Eurovision representative Freddie. 

A Dal - Heat 3 results

  1. Szőke Nikoletta, Kökény Attila, Szakcsi Lakatos Róbert – "Életre kel" (44 points)
  2. Horváth Tamás – "Meggyfa" (42 points)
  3. Ham ko ham – "Bármerre jársz" (38 points)
  4. Maszkura és a Tücsökraj – "Nagybetűs szavak" (38 points)
  5. Horváth Cintia, Balogh Tomi – "Journey" (37 points)
  6. Gulyás Roland – "Hypnotized" (35 points)
  7. Nova Prospect – "Vigyázó" (37 points)
  8. Tolvai Reni – "Crack My Code" (37 points)
  9. #yeahla ft. Eszes Viki– "1 Szó Mint 100" (35 points)
  10. Andy Roll – "Turn the Lights On" (33 points)
Szőke Nikoletta, Kökény Attila, Szakcsi Lakatos Róbert - "Életre kel"
Horváth Tamás – "Meggyfa"
Maszkura és a Tücsökraj - "Nagybetűs szavak"
Ham ko ham - "Bármerre jársz"
Horváth Cintia & Balogh Tomi - "Journey"
Roland Gulyás - "Hypnotized"

A Dal 2018

A Dal contest consists 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 one of the two semi-finals. Then four qualify to the final from each semi-final and the winner is determined from the last eight contestants.
  • 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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