Hungary’s national selection continued this weekend, and after three exciting heats, we’re now at the semi-final stage of the competition. A total of nine competitors performed their potential Eurovision songs on stage once again, facing the jury and the Hungarian public vote.
As in previous weeks, the voting is done in two rounds, however now at the semi-final level, the number of qualifiers is reduced. The first round is based on a mix of jury and televote, and three qualifiers go through in this round. The second round is where the public can vote on the remaining acts, and one act is chosen to go through, meaning there are four qualifiers in total.
Here are the semi-finalists who competed this week:
Ham ko Ham – “Bármerre jársz”
Gábor Heincz Biga – “Good Vibez”
SativuS – “Lusta lány”
Gabi Knoll – “Nobody to Die For”
Maszkura és a tücsökraj – “Nagybetűs szavak”
Zsolt Süle – “Zöld a május”
Roland Gulyás – “H Y P N O T I Z E D”
Gergely Dánielfy – “Azt mondtad”
Leander Kills – “Nem szól harang”
The first round saw Gergely Dánielfy receiving the most points with the jury and televoting results combined, with Zsolt Süle not far behind. Joining these two in the first round was Gábor Heincz Biga with the song Good Vibez.
In the second round of voting, Leander Kills were decided to be the last qualifier from this round. This was in agreeance with the first round of voting, as the group would have been the fourth qualifier based on combined points.
Next week we’ll see the next nine semi-finalists with the last four places up for grabs for the Grand Final, which will take place on the 24th of February.