András Kállay-Saunders, the winner of our A Dal 2014 poll, has proven our readers right. The “Running” singer moved Hungarian audiences and the professional jury with his song about overcoming child abuse, and will now sing for Budapest in Copenhagen! Ahead of the final he told our Hungarian correspondent Judit Sebok that he wasn’t worried his song would stir controversy. “Not all music has to be about love,” he said. “My song may not be the most pleasant topic, but we must face the truth. It happens everywhere in the world everyday.” Bogi, Fool Moon and Viktor Király also advanced to the “super final” against Kállay-Saunders.

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What do you think of the result?

Running lyrics

Silent cry, every night
This pain will never even lie
Daddy’s home, so she tries to hide
She calls her mom, but never a reply

She cries, cries, cries
She’s all alone
Daddy why, why, why, leave me alone
She calls for help,
She calls for help, but no one seems to care,
She calls for help but no one seems to care.
She keeps on running, running, running from this crazy life
She keeps on running, running, running, never sees the light

I can see the angels standing by your side
It’ll be alright

He’s back again, just one more time
Just wants to see her mother smile
She can’t forget her only child
Mama, let the devil in the house

She cries, cries, cries
She’s all alone
Daddy why, why, why, leave me alone
She calls for help,
She calls for help, but no one seems to care,
She calls for help but no one seems to care.
She keeps on running, running, running from this crazy life
She keeps on running, running, running, never sees the light

I can see the angels standing by your side
It’ll be alright

She keeps on running, running, running from this crazy life

She keeps on running, running, running, never sees the light

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Karin
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Karin

I hated this song. I don’t think that songs about abuse fit in Eurovision. I can’t understand that it came so high in the competition.

ILO4
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ILO4

Love this beautiful song
For my second choice it would be austria
The man can sing and what difference does it make how he looks

Gabi
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Gabi

Great song and an amazing performer! The topic is sad but the music the beat the words (i see angels on her side) gives you hope! Hope for a win as well!

Leon
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Leon

I think Hungary might just have nailed it with a great song and meaningful lyrics. 9/10

Balaima
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Balaima

You are the winner! 12 points from Lithuania!

gogushor
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gogushor

12 points from Romania! Good job, Hungary! Excellent song this year too!

Olia
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Olia

Love this song!!! Good luck Hungary! 12 points from Ukraine.

mark dowd
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mark dowd

This song was 20-1 a week ago. Now it is 8-1. Carl Espen cannot sing live …Norway is in a mess……HUNGARY to win!!

Mariam
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Mariam

I like this song. I think he should win… and second Spain 😉 That would be great!

Dan
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Dan

This is a great song and it should do very well, in my opinion. But then again, I loved Compact Disco and it didn’t turn out so well for them… Who knows?!

Hope Lee
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Hope Lee

This is amazing song.Good luck Hungary

Arianna
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Love this choice! A commendable job on addressing a serious issue. Hope it does well in the contest.

Dez
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Great choice again, Hungary! Kati and Compact Disco were in my top 10 in 2011 and 2012, and ByeAlex was somewhere in the middle last year, but when we have all 37 songs, Andras and Hungary will be in my top 10, no doubt.

Good luck, Hungary.

Pierre Baumann
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Pierre Baumann

Hungary had quite much good entries this year, five out of eight caught my attention. This song was amongst them. Although it’s a bit sad tune, it sounds modern and is pushing forward (like an escape from your bad sides of life).
And performed excellent of course, with the controlled switch to head voice in the
refrain for example. Good choice, hungary!

Leon
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Leon

This is the first Hungarian entry that I actually liked, in fact my top favorite right now. Well done!

Victoria
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Victoria

I like the song. Top 5!

tiesin
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tiesin

Seriously the first song from us ever that I’m completely impressed by. I did like Kedvesem a lot last year, but Saunders can actually perform it well live as opposed to ByeAlex (he’s more of a shut-in type of guy, nothing wrong with that but Saunder’s energy looks better onstage).
If the voting wasn’t so biased I would say this actually has a chance to get into the top 5. But yeah nah. Still, this is my favourite so far alongside with Finland and Spain.

Alex
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Alex

ok Hungary is aiming for a great result this year, i hope they will do a decent show on stage

June
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June

@Dhani Pls just shut up, you’re always have bad comments under posts. This was a good choice, he’s really good and he could win, I just really hate your attitude.

Dhani
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this sucks. worst entry so far. bogi would have done so much better

Alex
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Vladimir
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Vladimir

@eurana
Why Tooji?

Gavin
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Gavin

Nice choice. Maybe winner?

Robyn
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Robyn

This is so good! Attempting serious lyrics can be a Eurovision curse, but this song overcomes that by having a solid and highly danceable tune behind it. I can’t wait to see this on the big stage!

eurana
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eurana

My current top 3: Hungary, Belarus and Switzerland.
Child abuse? Perfect song for Tooji 😉

eurana
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eurana

My current top 3: Hungary, Belarus and Switzerland.

joey
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joey

I think Hungary has a better chance in making it to the Top 5!!! Best of Luck Hungary!!!

Melissa J
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Thank you, Magyarország! A Dal 2014 was off the wall this year, one of hte most quality years I’ve ever seen for Hungary, in a year where tried and true NFs (coughmelfestcough) have been major letdowns. I was pretty happy with almost every A Dal song this year, and the top 4 in the super final were all great. In the end, Andras Kallay-Saunders had the best vocals and the great song. Third time’s a charm for him! Budapest 2015?

Mez
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Mez
Charles
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Charles

Stunning song! A beautiful heartbreaking theme that invites us all to think (only cynicals will ignore this) … and still a contemporary modern r&b sound mingled with dubstep. We don’t get this kind of combination in Eurovision that often. Well done! One of my favourites.

Nebi
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Nebi

Great show tonight Hungary. If the ESC final is as deep as A DAL 2014 then it I’d be happy. There were about five out of the eight that I would have been happy with.

D
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D

Don’t know if I like this more than “Kedvesem”, but I do like it. Although not the best choice in my opinion, a good one. Hungary will definitely be scoring will this year.

Xepher
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Xepher

Glad to see this represent Hungary this year 🙂 This is in my top 5 for the entries so far

Alex
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Alex

Nice to see a song about a serious subject like this appear in the modern pop genre and representing Hungary. Hungary is quite likely to return to the top 10 this year, if not jump into the top 5.

Z24
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Z24

Yes, Yes, YES.

I mean. Hungary just moved from dead-last last year with their boring, forgettable and overall snooze-fest to a very possible and solid top 10 in my book. This song is dramatic, powerful, catchy, modern without souding forced, a powerful message without souding preachy. This is the “Sweet People” of this year. Great choice Magyarország

Another song to add to those I fully support, right next to Italy and Switzerland.