Hungary has slashed its 30 A Dal 2016 acts down to 18, but there’s still some more pruning to do before the 27 February final. Over the next two weekends, we’ll lose another ten acts across two semi-finals. Yesterday, MTVA revealed the line-up for both shows, and they sure know how to make things exciting.
The first semi-final is set for Saturday 13 February. Fan favourite Freddie won’t be singing until the following week, so this semi looks like it’s the Kállay Saunders Band’s to lose. However, the Eurovision 2014 singer won’t have everything his own way. In fact, we suspect that tensions may be running high in his house this week, as his girlfriend Reni Tolvai will also be competing on Saturday. Don’t expect them to go easy on each other! The couple will also face B The First, Benji, Gergö Oláh, Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi, Mushu, Szilvia Agárdi and Heat Three winner Petruska.
Only four will make it through to the final. An initial round of voting will see three qualifiers progress, as determined by a mixture of jury and viewer scores. The fourth finalist will be chosen during a second round of 100% public voting. Viewers at home will be able to vote by SMS, via the app or online. In fact, those of you outside Hungary will also be able to vote on the official A Dal website. But before all that, it’s time to choose your favourites. Who deserves to make it out of the semi?
You can listen to all nine tracks below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every act you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends on Friday 12 January — just ahead of the first semi-final on Saturday 13 January. Also, you can still vote in our main A Dal poll, where you can choose from all 30 entries.
B The First “You Told Me That You Loved Me”
Gergö Oláh “Gyöz a jó”
Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi “Hold On To”
Kállay Saunders Band “Who We Are”
Mushu “Uncle Tom”
Petruska “Trouble In My Mind”
Reni Tolvai “Fire”
Szilvia Agárdi “It Is Love”
Who should qualify from semi final one of A Dal 2016? Vote now![polldaddy poll=9303213]
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