Hungary: Gergely Dánielfy, Leander Kills among qualifiers in first semi-final of A Dal 2018


Hungary’s national final A Dal 2018 continued tonight, with four acts qualifying for the grand final. Gergely Dánielfy, Zsolt Süle, Gábor Heincz BIGA and Leander Kills will progress to the grand final in two weeks time.

The first three qualifiers were determined by a combination of televote and an expert jury made up of actress Judit Schell, Magna Cum Laude lead singer Misi Mezo, award-winning musician Miklós Both and the music legend Károly Frenreisz.

The winner of this vote was Gergely Dánielfy. He earned 47 points for his song “Azt mondtad”. In second place was Zsolt Süle, with his song “Zöld a május” on 45 points. Following in third place was Gábor Heincz Biga who was delivering his “Good Vibez” with 42 points.

The fourth qualifier was selected by a second round of public voting. The public agreed with the results of the first round — the fourth spot went to Leander Kills who had previously placed fourth in the first round with their song “Nem szól harang”.

A Dal 2018 – Semi-final 1 qualifiers

  1. Gergely Dánielfy – “Azt mondtad” (47 points)
  2. Zsolt Süle – “Zöld a május” (45 points)
  3. Gábor Heincz BIGA – “Good Vibez” (42 points)
  4. Leander Kills – “Nem szól harang” (41 points)

A Dal 2018 – Semi-final 1 eliminated acts

  • Gabi Knoll – “Nobody to Die For” (37 points)
  • Maszkura és a tücsökraj – “Nagybetus szavak” (37 points)
  • Ham ko Ham – “Bármerre jársz” (36 points)
  • Roland Gulyás – “H Y P N O T I Z E D” (35 points)
  • SativuS – “Lusta lány” (33 points)

Wiwi Poll results

We asked wiwibloggs readers who should qualify from the first semi-final. Y’all shared Hungary’s support for Gergely Dánielfy. “Azt Mondtad” was the clear winner, with 20.54% of the vote.

Second round winner Leander Kills was also a favourite, with the metal band picking up 19.34% of the vote for their song “Nem Szól Harang”.

Wiwibloggs readers were less supportive of the other qualifiers. Gábor Heincz BIGA was in fifth place with “Good Vibez” on 9.15% of the vote. Zsolt Süle’s Hungarian song “Zöld A Május” was not a hit with wiwibloggs readers — he placed seventh with 5.55%.

  1. Gergely Dánielfy – “Azt Mondtad” 20.54% (137 votes)
  2. Leander Kills – “Nem Szól Harang” 19.34% (129 votes)
  3. Gabi Knoll – “Nobody To Die For” 19.19% (128 votes)
  4. Roland Gulyás – “H Y P N O T I Z E D” 12.14% (81 votes)
  5. Gábor Heincz BIGA – “Good Vibez” 9.15% (61 votes)
  6. Ham ko Ham – “Bármerre Jársz” 8.7% (58 votes)
  7. Zsolt Süle – “Zöld A Május” 5.55% (37 votes)
  8. SativuS – “Lusta Lány” 3.3% (22 votes)
  9. Maszkura és a Tücsökraj – “Nagybetus Szavak” 2.09% (14 votes)

This week’s four qualifiers will face next week’s four in the grand final of A Dal 2018 on 24 February.

Since the launch of A Dal in 2012, the show’s winners have consistently qualified for the Eurovision grand final. The most successful entries have been ByeAlex, whose sweet hipster ballad “Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix)” placed 10th in 2013, András Kállay-Saunders, whose edgy dubstep exploration of domestic violence “Running” placed fifth in 2014, and Joci Pápai whose mysterious “Origo” placed eight last year.

What do you think? Is there a potential A Dal winner amongst these acts? Share your thoughts below!