He’s the artist responsible for giving Hungary their best result in the past 20 years. Now András Kállay-Saunders is teasing a return to Hungary’s national selection A Dal with his group, the Kállay Saunders Band.
In a post to social media, Kallay Saunders showed a pic of someone hard at work on a laptop with music production software, along with a black and white photo of himself wearing a promo jacket for Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Teasingly, he captioned the photo, “Hmmm…. To send or not to send”. The implication is that he has a Kállay Saunders Band song ready to enter in A Dal 2017.
The reaction from fans was overwhelmingly positive, with one excited commenter on Instagram demanding that Kallay Saunders should “Send it and bring Eurovision to Hungary!!!”
András Kállay-Saunders represented Hungary at Eurovision 2014, with the drum ‘n’ bass pop song “Running”. The uplifting message of an escape from domestic violence, as well as emotional staging delivered a fifth-place finish, Hungary’s second highest placing since their debut in 1993.
The son of Hungarian model Katalin Kállay and American soul singer Fernando Saunders returned to A Dal in 2016 with his rock group, the Kallay Saunders Band. Their song “Who We Are” made it to the grand final. Despite being a fan favourite, the song placed third after winner Freddie with “Pioneer” and runner up Gergö Oláh with “Gyöz a jó”.
Most recently, the Kállay Saunders Band have released the rock-rap track “#GRIND”, which may signal the direction a KSB song for A Dal entry would take.
If Kállay-Saunders does decide to return to A Dal, he will have ten days to get his entry in. The Hungarian national final is accepting applications until Sunday, 20 November.
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