Poll Results: TOTOVA should win Heat Two of Hungary’s A Dal 2017

A Dal 2017, the national selection for Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest, continues this Saturday in Budapest with its second heat — with ten very ambitious acts. Earlier this week we launched a flash poll on wiwibloggs to determine which six acts should qualify for the semi-finals. Hungary have faired consistently well since their return to the contest in 2011 – making the final every single year. Which of these acts has what it takes to take Hungary back to the final?

After counting 1,187 votes, we can now reveal that TOTOVA has come out on top with “Hosszú Idok”. She earned 302 votes (around 25% of the total). The thumping ethno-pop ballad has received largely mixed reviews amongst Eurovision fans, comparing the traditional Hungarian elements to the traditional Crimean-Tatar elements of Jamala‘s winning song for Ukraine in 2016.

Joci Papái came second in the poll with his song “Origo”. Voters appeared to appreciate his unique take on Hungarian folk with a modern twist which even includes a rap verse. The song earned 210 votes — almost 100 less than first place TOTOVA.

Third place in the poll went to A Dal 2017 favourites Soulwave with their song “Kalandor”. The song which rides the popular wave of alternative folk rock, whilst racking up a huge number of YouTube views (almost 1.2 million to be precise), received 158 votes, or approximately 13% of all votes.


  1. TOTOVA with “Hosszú Idok” – 25.44% (302 votes)
  2. Joci Papái with “Origo” – 17.69% (210 votes)
  3. Soulwave with “Kalandor” – 13.31% (158 votes)
  4. Benjámin Pal with “Father’s Eyes” – 12.22% (145 votes)
  5. Gigi Radics with “See It Through” – 8.68% (103 votes)
  6. Kyra Fedor with “Got To Be A Day” – 6.82% (81 votes)
  7. Eniko Muri with “Jericho” – 5.98% (71 votes)
  8. The Couple with “Vége Van” – 4.13% (49 votes)
  9. Zävodi and Olivér Berkes with “#Háttérzaj” – 3.62% (43 votes)
  10. Orsi Sapszon with “Hunyd Le Szemed” – 2.11% (25 votes)