The national final season is in full swing, and the next nation to reveal their national final line-up is Hungary! Since 2012, the nation has used the format of A Dal to select their Eurovision act, and they will once again be using this format for 2019.
Hungarian broadcaster MTVA have revealed the 30 acts that will be competing in the upcoming edition of A Dal which will begin on the 19th of January. There will be three selection rounds, two semi-finals, then the final on the 23rd of February.
The hosts of the show will be Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári, more commonly known to Eurovision fans as Freddie, the 2016 Eurovision participant alongside Bogi Dallos, a performer from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions of A Dal.
Here are the 30 participants (you can click on the links to listen to the snippets of the entries):
- Acoustic Planet – Nyári zápor
- Antal Tímea feat. Demko Gergő – Kedves Világ!
- Berkes Olivér – Lighthouse
- DENIZ – Ide várnak vissza
- Diana – Little Bird
- Fatal Error – Kulcs
- Gotthy – Csak 1 perc
- Hajdu Klára – You’re Gonna Rise
- Hamar Barni – Wasted
- Heatlie Dávid – La Mama Hotel
- Konyha – Szászor visszajátszott
- Kyra – Maradj még
- Leander Kills – Hazavágyom
- Mocsok 1 Kölykök – Egyszer
- Monyo Project – Run Baby Run
- Nagy Bogi – Holnap
- Nomad – A remény hídjai
- Oláh Gergő – Hozzád bújnek
- Pápai Joci – Az én apám
- Pátkai Rozina – Frida
- Petruska – Help Me Out of Here
- Ruby Harlem – Forró
- Salvus – Barát
- Szekér Gergő – Madár, repülj!
- The Middletonz – Roses
- The Sign – Ő
- USNK – Posztolj
- Vavra Bence – Szótlanság
- Váray László – Someone Who Lives Like This
- yesyes – Incomplete
You may notice a few familiar faces, including former A Dal national finalists, but the line-up also includes two former Eurovision participants. András Kállay-Saunders is back once again, this time as part of the group The Middletonz. He participated as a solo artist at Eurovision 2014 with the song Running. Joci Pápai is also returning to the national selection, and he represented Hungary at Eurovision 2017 with the song Origo.
This year’s competition will feature four jury members which include Misi Mező, Miklós Both, Lilla Vincze and Feró Nagy. They will be involved in the voting, as will Hungarian audiences who will be able to cast their votes
Who would you like to see represent Hungary at Eurovision?
Watch their 2018 Eurovision performance below: