Hungary: Viktor Király and Reni Tolvai among acts confirmed for A Dal 2018


As national final season gets going, the next country to confirm the acts competing in its national final is Hungary. The lineup for A Dal 2018 doesn’t feature a lot of familiar faces, but most noticeably The Voice USA star Viktor Kiraly is back.

Hungarian broadcaster MTVA announced the 30 competing acts today. Starting mid-January, the acts will compete in three semi-finals, two finals and one grand final. After all that, Hungary will have its act for Lisbon.

Hungarian-American singer Viktor Kiraly made his A Dal debut in 2012 when he performed with twin brother Benjamin and their sister Linda. Their song “Untried” placed fourth overall. Viktor returned solo in 2014 with the song “Running out of Time”. It reached the superfinal section of the grand final.

In 2015 he returned to the country of his birth and competed in The Voice. Coached by Gwen Stefani, he made it to the live playoffs before being eliminated. He returned to A Dal 2016 as an interval performer, and earlier this year he was part of Hungary’s jury for Eurovision 2017.

Also returning to A Dal 2018 is the rock band Leander Kills. Last year they made it to the grand final with their song  “Élet”. They’ll be joined by the Peet Project, who only made it to the semi-final with “Kill Your Monster”.

Reni Tolvai — who won the fifth season of talent show Megasztár — will also be back. She made her A Dal debut in 2016, where her song “Fire” made it as far as the semi-finals.

While the show has many acts that are new to A Dal, they are not without experience. The entry criteria requires that artists have previous experience either with a recording contract or on television.

A Dal 2018 – all competing acts

  • #yeahla feat.Viki Eszes – “Egy szó, mint száz”
  • Andy Roll – “Turn The Lights On”
  • AWS – “Viszlát nyár”
  • Ceasefire X – “Satellites”
  • Cintia Horváth – “Journey”
  • Fourtissimo – “Kisnyuszi a kalapban”
  • Gabi Knoll – “Nobody to die for”
  • Gábor Heincz ”BIGA” – “Good vibez”
  • Gergely Dánielfy – “Azt mondtad”
  • Ham ko Ham – “Bármerre jársz”
  • Leander Kills – “Nem szól harang”
  • Living Room – “Kirakat élet”
  • Maszkura és a Tücsökraj – “Nagybetus szavak”
  • Maya ‘n’ Peti – “Nekem te”
  • Nemzenekar – “Waiting”
  • Nene zenekar – “Mese a királyról”
  • Nikoletta Szoke, Attila Kökény, Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos – “Életre kel”
  • Noémo – “Levegot”
  • Nova Prospect – “Vigyázó”
  • Peet Project – “Runaround”
  • Odett Polgár – “Aranyhal”
  • Reni Tolvai – “Crack My Code”
  • Roland Gulyás – “Hypnotized”
  • SativuS – “Lusta lány”
  • Tamás Horváth – “Meggyfa”
  • Tamás Vastag – “Ne hagyj reményt”
  • The Matter – “Broken Palms”
  • Viktor Király – “Budapest Girl”
  • Yesyes – “I let you run away”
  • Zsolt Süle – “Zöld a május”

What do you think of the A Dal 2018 lineup? Who should represent Hungary in Lisbon? Leave your comments below!