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Hungary 2019: Gergő Szekér
Gergő Szekér won the first heat of A Dal 2019 (Photo: MédiaKlikk)
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Hungary: A Dal 2019 kicks off

Tonight Hungary began the selection of their Eurovision song picking the first six semi-finalists.

In the first heat of A Dal 2019 six contestants out of ten were chosen by the public and the judges for the semi-finals.

The voting this year remains the same as in the past years. The first round determines five qualifiers by combining the jury’s and the public’s scores, in the second round the last sixth qualifier is chosen only by public voting.

All the shows are held in Budapest and hosted by Bogi Dallos and Alfréd Gábor Fehérvári. The jury consists of four judges Miklós Both, Misi Mező, Feró Nagy and Lilla Vincze.

A Dal 2019: Heat 1 – results

  1. Gergő Oláh – “Hozzád bújnék“ (41 points)
  2. Gergő Szekér – “Madár, repülj!” (41 points)
  3. Tímea Antal feat. Gergő Demko – “Kedves Világ!“ (39 points)
  4. Konyha – “Százszor visszajátszott“ (38 points)
  5. Nomad - “A remény hídjai” (35 points)
  6. Deniz - “Ide várnak vissza” (34 points)
  7. Olivér Berkes - “Világítótorony” (33 points)
  8. Rozina Pátkai - “Frida” (31 points)
  9. László Váray - “Someone who lives like this” (29 points)
  10. Barni Hamar - “Wasted” (29 points)

A Dal 2019

The contest consist of six shows: three heats, two semi-finals and the grand final. Six of the ten contestants participating in each heat qualify for the semi-final. From there on four contestants from each semi-final are chosen for the final by two rounds of voting. In the final judges pick their top four to go to the second round of super final where the public votes and picks the winner.

  • Heat 1: 19 January 2019 (10 entries 6 qualifiers to semi-finals)
  • Heat 2: 26 January 2019 (10 entries 6 qualifiers to semi-finals)
  • Heat 3: 2 February 2019 (10 entries 6 qualifiers to semi-finals)
  • Semi-final 1: 9 February 2019 (9 semi-finalists 4 qualifiers to final)
  • Semi-final 2: 16 February 2019 (9 semi-finalists 4 qualifiers to final)
  • Final: 23 February 2019 (8 finalists 4 super-finalists 1 winner)

Hungary in Eurovision Song Contest

Hungary has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 16 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 10 out of 12 times - The last 8 years Hungary did qualify for the Grand Final. Their worst result was in 2008 where Hungary went last in Semi-final 2.




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