Hungary: Petruska Disqualified from the A Dal Final Line-up

After three heats and two semi-finals, the final line-up for Hungary’s national selection A Dal was decided upon, however news from Hungary is that the line-up now has a slight adjustment.

Petruska, who was set to take part in the final has now been disqualified due to plagiarism. Petruska’s song Help Me Out of Here has been linked to White Sky by Vampire Weekend. After an investigation from the Hungarian broadcaster MTVA, the allegations of plagiarism were found to be true (according to the broadcaster), hence Petruska can now no longer participate in the competition.

He has commented on Facebook about the disqualification, which you can read below:

Petruska has been replaced with Gergő Oláh and his song Hozzád bújnék. Here is the full line-up:

  • Acoustic Planet – Nyári zápor
  • Bence Vavra – Szótlanság
  • Bogi Nagy – Holnap
  • Fatal Error – Kulcs
  • Gergő Oláh – Hozzád bújnék
  • Gergő Szekér – Madár, repülj!
  • Joci Pápai – Az én apám
  • The Middletonz – Roses

The final will take place on February 23rd where the winner of the show will go on to represent Hungary at Eurovision with their competing entry.