The winner Joci Pápai (Photo: Kaszner Nikolett / MTVA)

Hungary: Joci Pápai wins A Dal 2019

Joci Pápai won the Hungarian selection A Dal and will be flying to Tel Aviv in May with the song "Az én apám"

A Dal 2019 held its last show in Budapest, Hungary tonight and picked the winner Joci Pápai, who has had the public's support from the beginning. His song Az én apám, inspired by his father, was composed and written by Joci Pápai himself and Ferenc Molnár Caramel.

Joci Pápai - "Az én apám"

A Dal 2019 results

  1. Joci Pápai - "Az én apám" (superfinalist, winner)
  2. Acoustic Planet - "Nyári zápor" (superfinalist)
  3. Bence Vavra - "Szótlanság" (superfinalist)
  4. Bogi Nagy "Holnap" (superfinalist)
  5. Gergő Szeker - "Madár, repülj!" (12 points)
  6. Fatal Error "Kulcs" - (8 points)
  7. The Middletonz - "Roses" (8 points)
  8. Gergő Oláh - "Hozzád bújnék" (0 points)

Joci Pápai

József "Joci" Pápai, a 37-year-old Hungarian singer and songwriter and guitarist as well as a former Eurovision contestant. In 2017 Joci represented Hungary in Kyiv singing "Origo" and finished eighth in the Grand Final. His this year's Eurovision entry for Tel Aviv is the song "Az én apám", a song inspired by his father. After the 2017 Eurovision contest he wrote and published several new songs, he has become more active in music and also does voice acting, rapping and plays the guitar. The public has supported his new song since the beginning of A Dal 2019 and it has carried him to another victory.

A Dal 2019

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

Hungary in Eurovision Song Contest

Hungary 2017: Joci Pápai - "Origo"

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.

Hungary 2017: Joci Pápai - "Origo"

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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