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Hungarian Talent Show X-Faktor Winner Revealed

Tom Szigeti 2016.12.20.

The Hungarian version of the hugely popular talent show X-Factor has found its champion. The winner of the 2016 X-Faktor, whose finale was held last Friday, is Barbi Opitz.

Over the course of the show Barbi, a young woman from the eastern Hungarian town of Fehérgyarmat, beat out the competition to become this year’s champion. She beat out fellow finalists Dmitrij Gorbunov and Ricsi Mata to win the 2016 crown.

Barbi’s mentor on the show, Hungarian pop singer Gabi Tóth, was naturally thrilled about her pick’s victory; here are the two of them together on the night of the finale following a duet the pair sang together:


Following the results of voting, Ricsi Mata ended up in second-place, while Dmitrij Gorbunov finished this year’s X-Faktor in third. The difference between the two, however, came down to the wire, as Mata prevailed over Gorbunov by a mere 14 votes.

Following the announcement of her victory, Barbi took the stage to give the viewers one more performance:

And for those of our Hungarian-speaking readers who hope to be Barbi someday, X-Faktor is already accepting applications for its 2017 season here.

Via 24.hu and orgio.hu

Images via X-Faktor Facebook page

Videos via RTL Klub

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