Hungary A Dal 2016

Hungary A Dal: Semi-final 1 results

Tonight the first Semi-final of A Dal 2016 took place in Hungary. Nine songs competed for one of the four places in the Final. Next week the last four A Dal finalists are chosen

A Dal 2016 ("The Song 2016") had its fourth show tonight in Hungary: Semi-final 1. An important step in the Hungarian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. We had nine performances but only four tickets for the Final on 27 February.

The happy finalists are: Kállay Saunders Band, Gergő Oláh, Petruska and Mushu.

The jury selected the first 3 songs, while the 4th song was selected by the Hungarian televoters.

A Dal Semi-final 1 - results

  • Kállay Saunders Band – "Who we are" (jury)
  • Gergő Oláh – "Győz a jó" (jury)
  • Petruska – "Trouble in My Mind" (jury)
  • Mushu – "Uncle Tom" (televoting)
  • B the First – "You Told Me That You Loved Me"
  • Benji – "Kötéltánc"
  • Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi – "Hold on to"
  • Reni Tolvai – "Fire"
  • Szilvia Agárdi – "It is Love"

A Dal 2016

A Dal 2016 consists of six shows: Three heats, two semi-finals and one final:

  • 23 January: Heat 1
  • 30 January: Heat 2
  • 6 February: Heat 3
  • 13 February: Semi-final 1
  • 20 February: Semi-final 2
  • 27 February: Final

All the shows take place at MTVA in Budapest, and are hosted by Csilla Tatár (Levente Harsányi in the greenroom).

Hungary A Dal 2016 Jury
Jury members: Pierrot, Zséda, Károly Frenreisz and Miklós Both (Photo: MTVA/Balogh Zoltán)

Each of the three heats featured 10 songs with 6 proceeding to the semi-finals from each show. The first 5 songs were decided by a jury of 4 persons. After the jury has decided, the televotes qualified 1 more song from the 5 that weren't chosen by the jury.

Both of the two semi-finals features 9 songs with 4 proceeding to the final from each show. The first 3 songs are decided by the jury. After the jury has decided, the televotes qualifies 1 more song from the 6 that weren't chosen by the jury.

The final will feature 8 songs with 4 songs proceeding to the super-final, all decided by the jury. In the super-final the televoting solely decides the winner of A Dal 2016.

The jury of A Dal 2016 consists of Pierrot, Zséda, Károly Freinreisz and Miklós Both.

Hungary in Eurovision Song Contest

Hungary has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 13 times since its debut in 1994. The Best result was in the debuting year 1994 where the song "Kinek Mondjam El Vétkeimet" went 4th. Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Hungary has qualified for the Grand Final 7 out of 9 times - The last 5 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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