Hungary – National Broadcaster MTVA starts the national final, A Dal used to choose their representative. This is the first of three heats, with ten entries fighting for a place in one of the 2 semifinals. The final will take place on 18th February 2017.
This is the 6th year Hungary will use A Dal to pick their Eurovision entry, which has been related to the revival of Hungary in the contest (Top 10 results in 2013 and 2014 for instance). This year the format is very similar to last year’s national final. Three heats of 10 entries (6 qualify, 4 out), two semifinals of 9 entries each (4 qualify in each), a final with a superfinal.
So tonight, the jury will pick five songs that will qualify to the semifinals and televoting will select the 6th qualifier out of the five the jury did not select. The singers tonight are as follows (alphabetical order, the draw is not yet known):
- Benji – Karcok
- Calidora – Glory
- Dávid Henderson – White Shadows
- Kata Csondor – Create
- Leander Kills – Élet
- Rocktenors – Ősz
- Roma Soul – Nyitva a ház
- Spoon 21 – Deák
- The Wings – Mint a hurrikán
- Viki Singh – Rain
he jury consist of Zséda, Károly Frenreisz and Miklós Both like last year, and Caramel replaces Pierrot as the fourth jury. The public are able to vote from the A Dal App, SMS and the A Dal Website. The show begins at 19:40CET (18:40GMT) and you can watch it by clicking the link here.