Hungary 2016: A Dal kicks off on January 23rd
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Hungarian national broadcaster is gearing up for A Dal, the show through which the country will decide its entry and song for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
Submissions closed on November 24th and now MTV will decide the 30 qualifiers for the 2016 edition of A Dal. The show will kick off on January 23rd and will include heats, semi finals and the grand final. If we consider the normal format of the show we can speculate the final will be around February 27th (if we have three heats, two semifinals and the final).
Many artists declared already they submitted songs for A Dal 2016. Gergo Racz who represented Hungary in 1997 as member of VIP and co-somposed Kati Wolf’s entry in 2011. He also participated in the national final in 2013 and 2014 as solo artist and 2015 as member of Fool Moon. Group Passed which was hot favourite this year are entering again a song. Timi Antal who was the regional X-Factor runner up and 2015 NF participant.
Kozmix, 20 years in the music industry decided to enter the national final. Laura Cserpes who participated in A Dal 2013 and in 2014, the last entry of which, “Ugy szallj” became a huge hit in Hungary. MDC who participated in 2015 NF and were nominated at VIVA Music Awards submitted two songs to MTV. Gyula Elias Jr. who entered in 2013 as solo artist in the national selection and 2015 alongside Fourtissimo.
Balint Gajer, who was eliminated in the 2014 A Dal heats but left the best impressions, YesYes who include Adam Szabo who took part in the 2013 NF and won the jury voting, Zoltan Mujahid, 2015 NF participant, Abbe Lewis who participated in the “Rising Star” semifinals, soprano Andre Vasary, Oliver Berkes & Lili Peterffy (from The Voice and X-Factor respectively) who want to be the first duet winning A Dal ever, Mrs. Columbo, the three girls who entered the 2013 national final and “Rising Star” participant Izsak Palmer.