Hungarian singer Andras Kallay Saunders represented his country in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with his song ‘Running’ which finihsed in the top five. In 2016 he tried to make a Eurovision comeback with his band aptly named Kallay Saunders Band but their song ‘Who We Are’ missed out in the final of national selection show A Dal to Freddie’s ‘Pioneer’.
Freddie stomped to victory at Hungary’s A Dal national selection final and was chosen to represent the nation at Eurovision 2016. His song ‘Pioneer’ was an early favourite and beat off stiff competition from former Hungarian Eurovision participant Andras Kallay Saunders. But what did we make of ‘Pioneer’?
Two songs will advance from Group B to the knock out stage of our Eurovision World Cup Contest. Group B consists of Spain, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Macedonia and Cyprus. Listen to each of the songs in this group and vote for your favourite two in the poll below. Poll closes 28th March when the results will be unveiled.
Freddie has been crowned the winner of A Dal 2016 and will represent Hungary at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with his song ‘Pioneer’. The 25 year old from Budapest has had a long slog in the contest qualifying from a heat round and semi final round. He had his work cut out for him with stiff competition from returning Eurovision act Andras Kallay Saunders who represented Hungary in the 2014 contest.
As the eight remaining contenders get ready to take the stage to perform in the final of Hungary’s A DAL, Eurovision selection show, we have asked you to vote for your favourite song in our poll. The poll has now closed and I can reveal that coming out on top was Freddie’s ‘Pioneer’ with 37.8% of the vote.
Following the second semi final on Saturday, the line up for the A Dal Final has now been determined. Eight acts will compete but only one winner will be crowned this weekend. Find out who advanced and be sure to vote for your favourite in our A Dal Poll.
Following three heats over the past few weeks, Hungary’s A DAL Eurovision selection show has moved to its semi final stages. The first of these took place tonight with four acts advancing to the final and five getting the heave ho! Read on to find out who is in and who is out!
Heat 3 of Hungary’s A Dal selection show took place on Saturday night with another six acts progressing to the semi final round next week. Read on to find out which acts will go through.
A DAL is the Hungarian selection show for Eurovision which kicked off in style tonight with the first of its three live shows. The competition saw ten acts compete with six positions available to them in the next round.
Hungary have competed in Eurovision 13 times since their first appearance in 1994 (with a break from 1999-2004 and also in 2006 and 2010). Their 1994 début entry still marks their best result with the song ‘Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet? finishing fourth for Friderika Bayer. More recently Hungary achieved a top five finish in 2014 when András Kállay-Saunders represented them with ‘Running’. Kallay Saunders is back to compete in A Dal 2016. So let’s take a look at the selction process in 2016!