Hungary seems to have taken Eurovision Song Contest 2013 more serious this year and appointed an expert jury to select the songs for the national final, A Dal 2013 edition. The members of the jury are:
Csaba Walkó – Member of Compact Disco who represented Hungary in Baku in 2012 with Sound Of Our Hearts
Philip Rákay – Programme director
Jenő Csiszár – Radio anchor
Viktor Rakonczai – Composer and member of VIP who represented Hungary in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest
Magdi Rúzsa – Singer who represented Hungary in 2007, finishing in 9th place in the Final in Helsinki with Unsubstantial Blues, Hungary’s best result since their debut in 1994
With 240 songs submitted there will be three heat shows on February 2nd, 9th and 16th, two semifinals on February 23rd and 24th and a final on March 2nd.