2000 and Whatever – Hungary

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.

Hungary

Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Freddie – Pioneer | 19th place, 108 points (Final)

Eurovision 2016 was a strong year of songs, in my opinion, and at the time, I would have categorised this as one of them. Freddie’s voice was unique in the field, with that raspy tone, while the song had a great message. Looking back now, I really don’t think this song has dated all that well, and it’s only been four years since it represented Hungary.

The performance is fine, but I think the one thing putting me off during the live performance now is that despite his unique vocals, it’s still incredibly pitchy, and the raspiness doesn’t cover those vocal sins. Overall, this is a decent entry from Hungary, but I certainly wouldn’t place it as one of my favourites.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Kati Wolf – What About My Dreams? | 22nd place, 53 points

This is a very different Hungary to the one we’ve become accustomed to recently! 22nd is perhaps a little harsh for this song, particularly when it wasn’t a particularly competitive year. As much as I enjoy the upbeat nature of the song (and inclusion of Hungarian language), I feel as if I’ve heard the song before. As far as Eurovision goes, it is a little ‘by the book’. Regardless, it’s fun, enjoyable and lighthearted. Nothing wrong with that.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Hungary below:

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