Hungary’s national selection A Dal 2018 hasn’t even started, and it’s already serving plenty of drama. Earlier this week, band The Matter withdrew from the show for personal reasons. And today another unexpected change struck.

This time Nemzenekar (which roughly translates as “non-band”) has announced to broadcaster MTVA that they are going to withdraw from the competition due to scheduling conflicts.

They said: “We met some unforeseen reasons and obligations, which make us unable to guarantee that we will be present at the scheduled rehearsals, shootings and live broadcasts in the upcoming months. With regret, we have to step back from the competition.”

Their replacement will be familiar to the fans of the shows. Viki Singh has already made two appearances in A Dal, most recently earlier this year. Viki will compete with her song “Butterfly House”, which will be made public soon. We are expecting that she will again impress listeners with her powerhouse vocals.

At A Dal 2017, Viki took part with her song “Rain”, which made it as far as the semi-finals. Wiwi Jury member Robyn wrote: “Once that first chorus comes along, all is good. The faint slide guitar makes it sound like the sort of song a lonely singer could be found singing at a truck stop bar. I’m not sure if it would work as a Eurovision entry, but there’s a lot of potential in there.”

Interestingly, this is not Viki’s first time reaching the top 30 of A Dal as a replacement act. Back in 2016 she stepped in when reggae band  Misztrál was disqualified from the competition. This let the songstress with Indian origins make her debut in the contest with her ballad “Katonák”.

Viki Singh will join the other 29 acts competing in A Dal 2018. The weekly heats begin in just over a month’s time, on 20 January 2018.

What do you think? Are you glad to see Viki return to A Dal? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

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Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Probably for the best. A Dal 2018 is in some serious need of big name recognition. Viki Singh provides that to an extent.

Escfan96
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Escfan96

That picture tho

Salvadorable
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Salvadorable

Things doesn’t look bright for Hungary this year. ;(

me and my +1
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me and my +1

She looks like Kourtney Kardashian.

Jo
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Jo

There isn’t a single song from A Dal 2018 that I liked. Unless someone can be a slow grower (ByeAlex) or helped by the jury (Boggy), I think Hungary is in trouble.

Amy
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Amy

…Please, we’ve got only snippetts so far…

Jo
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Jo

Many songs are out already. Most snippets have the chorus released, which gives a very good idea of how the songs are.

Amy
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Amy

The snippets contain the first 30 seconds of each song.

Random.sage
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Random.sage

Why that awkward picture, thought? She looks like she’s held against her will and told to smile.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Well maybe she is xD