They’re the metal-core boys who conquered the Hungarian public with their post-hardcore banger “Viszlát Nyár”, and they’re set to bring the roof down at the Amsterdam and Madrid pre-parties. And this week lead vocalist Örs Siklósi and bassist Soma Schiszler gave a long interview to Hungarian website shortscore.net where they revealed some new details about their performance on the Eurovision stage. We’ve had a read in Hungarian and can now share the highlights with you below.
Soma says that their number wasn’t written specifically for the contest or A Dal, and that it just happened they had finished it right before the submission deadline. It was their only option to submit to the Hungarian selection. Örs considers the song choice lucky because they didn’t seek to meet anyone’s expectations, only their own. They put it together from start to finish so that it would appeal to them, as they would do with any song.
AWS – “Viszlát Nyár”
Örs says that Eurovision’s six-person rule has complicated their preparations for Lisbon.
“The situation is that there can be a maximum of six people on the Eurovision stage, and we had four backing vocalists in A Dal, so we already had nine people on stage.”
“As it is obvious, we can only bring one backing vocalist with us to Lisbon, so the rest of the backing vocals will be sung by the guys themselves. According to the rules, we won’t be playing our instruments live, as it can’t be processed otherwise in such a huge show, but the vocals are essential so Soma, Brucki and Roni will do backing vocals as well — and of them Soma and Roni have never sung before. So we are facing some intense rehearsals, but already when we first tried this format, it turned out to be insanely good. They CAN sing, which has surprised me the most!”
“The vocal lines will remain the same, but the ‘choir’ will be more masculine. Also, I think it’ll sound really cool that the last chorus is sung by the guys, it’ll sound more energetic!”
Finally, they were asked if there was any concept behind drummer Roni wearing his signature shorts.
Soma explained: “He wears them to our own gigs as well, so it wasn’t picked just for A Dal. Like, Örs always performs barefoot at our concerts, not just in A Dal. That was our main conception, that despite the fact that we’re taking part in the show, we’re the same band, so we wear the same stuff as at our shows. Why would Örs wear shoes, if he never does at our gigs? Also, in the final Roni didn’t wear his shorts only because he forgot them at home.”
Örs added that at first they thought that people will be embarrassed by Roni’s look, but producers themselves were like “Dude, you’re gonna wear them onstage!”
Are you excited to hear “Viszlát Nyár” sung by the boys themselves? Are you looking forward to Roni smashing the drums at the pre-parties in his bathing shorts? Let us know in the comments below!