“The Song 2016”: Hungarian Candidates For Next Year’s Eurovision Song Contest Announced

Thirty competing artists have been announced for Hungary’s “A Dal 2016” (“The Song 2016”) TV show broadcast by public television. The national selection for next year’s Eurovision Song contest has been a real success story in terms of viewing figures in the recent years. Several singers have already participated in previous editions of the show, including Ív, Bálint Gájer, Passed and Reni Tolvai, while András Kállay-Saunders has represented Hungary in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with Running.

Jury members: Pierrot, Zséda, Károly Freinreisz and Miklós Both
Jury members: Pierrot, Zséda, Károly Freinreisz and Miklós Both

On January 23, January 30 and February 6, three quarter finals will take place. The following two Saturdays, February 13 and February 20, will feature the semi-finals of A Dal 2016. The final will be broadcast live on February 27. The jury of “A Dal 2016” will comprise Pierrot, Zséda, Károly Freinreisz and Miklós Both. Csilla Tatár and Levente Harsányi will again be the presenters of the show.

This is the list of artists competing in A Dal 2016:

  1. André Vásáry – Why
  2. Anna Patai – Colors
  3. B The First – You Told Me You Loved Me
  4. Bálint Gájer – Speed Bump
  5. Benji – Köteltánc
  6. ByTheWay – Free To Fly
  7. C.E.T. – Free
  8. Egy Másik Zenekar – Kéne közös kép
  9. Fatima Mohamed – Ott leszek
  10. Freddi – Pioneer
  11. Gergő Oláh – Győz a jó
  12. Group’n’Swing – Szeretni fáj
  13. Ív – Love Kills Me
  14. Jázmin Török – Power Of Love
  15. Júlia Horányi – Come Along
  16. Kállay Saunders Band – Who We Are
  17. Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi – Hold On To
  18. Laci Gáspár – Love And Bass
  19. Maszkura és a Tücsökraj – Kinek sírjam
  20. Misztrál – Reggeli Reggae
  21. Mushu – Uncle Tom
  22. Nika – Beautiful Love
  23. Odett – Stardust
  24. Olivér Berkes – Seven Seas
  25. Parno Graszt – Már nem szédülök
  26. Passed – Driftin’
  27. Petra Veres-Kovács – Singing Peace
  28. Petruska – Trouble In My Mind
  29. Reni Tolvai – Fire
  30. Szilvia Agárdi – It Is Love

In May 2015 Hungarian contestant Boglárka Csemer – also known as Boggie – finished in twentieth place with her song “Wars For Nothing” at the finals of the sixtieth Eurovision Song Festival held in Vienna, Austria. The contest was won by Swedish performer Måns Zelmerlöw’s song Heroes, resulting that the Eurovision 2016  finals will be held in Stockholm between 10 and 14 May 2016.

via and photo: Zoltán Balogh – MTI