Eurovision 2017: Hungary Announces 30 Shortlisted Artists

The participants of A Dal 2017, the Hungarian Eurovision national selection, have been officially announced today during a press conference.

More than 300 entries were submitted for the local competition. It was then down to a ten member jury to select the 30 best artists.

The list includes several singers who have already participated in previous years, including Benji, Olivér Berkes, Gigi Radics and more. András Kállay Saunders represented Hungary as a solo act in 2014 with “Running”, but now he also appears on the list along with his band.

There will now be three quarter finals starting on 14 January, followed by two semi finals before the Hungarian representative for Kijev is decided at the A Dal 2017 Final on 18 February. The result will be decided by four jurors.

This is the list of artists competing in A Dal 2017:

  1. Benji – Karcok
  2. Olivér Berkes – Háttérzaj
  3. Calidora – Glory
  4. Kata Csondor – Create
  5. The Couple – Vége van
  6. Kyra Fedor – Got To Be A Day
  7. David Henderson – White Shadows
  8. Jetlag – Keresem a bajt
  9. Peter Kovary & The Royal Rebels – It’s A Riot
  10. Kállay Saunders Band – 17
  11. Gina Kanizsa – Fall Like Rain
  12. AnnaElsa ft. Juli Kása – Jártam
  13. Leander Kills – Élet
  14. Mrs. Columbo – Frozen King
  15. Zoltán Mujahid – On My Own
  16. Enik? Muri – Jericho
  17. Benjámin Pál – Father’s Eyes
  18. Joci Pápai – Be kell csuknod a szemed
  19. Peet Project – Kill Your Monster
  20. Gigi Radics – See It Through
  21. Roma Soul – Nyitva a ház
  22. Orsolya Sapszon – Hunyd le a szemed
  23. Viki Singh – Rain
  24. Soulwave – Kalandor
  25. Spoon21 – Deák
  26. Ádám Szabó – Together
  27. Szabyest – Szerelem kell
  28. The Wings – Mint a hurrikán
  29. Andi Tóth – I’ve Got A Fire
  30. TOTOVA – Hosszú idok

In last year’s Eurovision, Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári (aka Freddie) represented the country with his hit “Pioneer”, and finished in 19th place.

Now we can’t wait to find out who will be Hungary’s Eurovision 2017 contestant.

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Written by Alexandra Nagy

I'm Alexandra from Hungary, now living in the UK, and writing is not just my hobby - it's my passion. I'm a writer/journalist addicted to music, travelling, football, movies & books, proudly supporting Derby County Football Club.
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