Are you hungry for some more national final songs? The 30 songs competing in A Dal 2018, the national selection for Hungary at Eurovision 2018, Lisbon have been revealed. These 30 acts will be divided across three heats beginning January 20. They’ll be reduced to 18 songs across two semi-finals which will then be reduced even further to 8 songs in the final. But which is your favourite?

A Dal has been Hungary’s national selection method since 2012. The A Dal winners have ensured Hungary has made every grand final since, including three top-ten finishes. But can their act for Lisbon do the same?

We’ve done the hard work for you and have combined all 30 entries into one playlist for y’all to enjoy. After you’ve listened to all of the songs, we want to know what you think! What is your favourite song in A Dal 2018? You can vote for as many songs as you like in our poll below, but you can only vote once — so choose wisely!

A DAL 2018 PLAYLIST

Video unavailable for “Hypnotised” by Roland Gulyás. Listen to a snippet here.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG IN A DAL 2018?

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Colin
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Colin

Good luck to Danielfy Gergely and AWS tonight!!!

Colin
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Colin

Overall a good quality of a national finals, as basically all songs are at least acceptable. Most could be described as okay. My favorites are Azt mondtad, Levegot and Viszlat nyar.

PS. I have a question for the representatives of Gabi Knoll and Patikadomb. You really think that your entries are too good for You Tube or what?

Hunter Doerksen
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Hunter Doerksen

AWS and Living Room are two of three songs that I can bother listening through to the end, and Living Room only barely. I usually prefer synth-heavy music too, so certainly not my typical genres there. I really like yesyes, though it could easily be ruined by a 3 minute edit or sunk by rap vs jury. Fourtissimo and Peet Project have the interesting factor, but not the drive, like Loic Nottet or Aminata had for instance. Everything else sort of blends together like elevator or grocery store music… “Meggyfa” justs reminds me of the Ham ko ham song earlier… Read more »

Will
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Will

AWS, Sule Zsolt, Peet Project, yesyes, Fourtissimo, Viktor, Kirakat, BIGA, Ham Ko Ham… SO MANY GOOD SONG! (“Meggyfa” is overrated)

Joe
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Joe

Seeing how many people are saying it’s the favorite, the only one I’ve heard so far is Meggyfa, and I think it could do quite well indeed. At some point, I’ll try to get to the rest, but Meggyfa seems like the right direction to go in. Low-key, but just energized enough to stand out.

Rich
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Rich

Meggyfa is the best.

B.B
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B.B

Meggyfa by Tamas Horvath will is already is starting to top the charts in Hungary. I think it will be a clear winner…and Hungary definitely will go to the final.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Maybe it’s because I’m not very fond of some genres that are most loved by Eurovision fans (dramatic ballads, anthems and club bangers), but I have a very different opinion from most who commented here. I like the selection. I won’t say I listened to a winner (I think that Origo is better than any of them), but I like the diversity and the honesty of the songs. Nobody is trying to follow a hit formula or pushing a win, they’re just making music and I love that. My favorites: AWS – “Viszlát nyár” Gabi Knoll – “Nobody to Die… Read more »

Gobio
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Gobio

Fourtissimo – “Kisnyuszi a kalapban”
AWS – “Viszlát nyár” – are my favorites. Not so crazy about this selection this year, I have always enjoyed A Dal, this year is more “A Dull”. I just hope for a first metal song in Eurovision, and I love Fourtissmo’s Electra Swing catchy style.

Day
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Day

Yesyes have new version : https://adal.hu/eloado/2017/12/19/yesyes-52
It’s more better. 🙂

Nikos
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Nikos

My vote goes to Leander Kills “Nem szól harang”, I can’t get enough of that bass line it’s sooooo good! Cool video too.

törbl
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törbl

AWS is best music wise. Technically too. Hope it wins so the contest is not full of bland songs.

ItaEscFan90
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ItaEscFan90

My top 5 is:
1) yesyes: “I Let You Run Away”
2) Tamás Horváth – “Meggyfa”
3) Viktor Király – “Budapest Girl”
4) Nova Prospect – “Vigyázó”
5) Gabi Knoll – “Nobody to Die For”
and in random order I also like:
Patikadomb – “Jó szelet!”
Reni Tolvai – “Crack My Code”
Ceasefire X – “Satellites”

Marc
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Marc

Meggyfa all the way!
Already almost 2M on youtube. Not even a contest. It’s so good.
Hungarians love authenticity so I’m confident that will be their choice.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

My faves are:
Yesyes – “I Let You Run Away”
Reni Tolvai – “Crack My Code”
Gabi Knoll – “Nobody to Die For”
Noémo – “Leveg?t!” – and this is also my number 1
There isn’t any Hoszzu Idok this year, but I really like my top 4, and I need to see live performances to judge them better.

NickC
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NickC

Again, I disagree with the majority. Not as awesome as France or Czechia, but I prefer this to Eesti Laul or Romanian national selection. There are some good songs, yesyes not being one of them 🙂

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Eesti Laul is so bad this year… There are like 3 Songs that are good, but that’s it. I also think Romania is pretty meh. Nothing too great… But Hungary is not disappointing me this year and I don’t get all the negative comments.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Couldn’t agree more, Nick.

Tess9a
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Tess9a

Yesyes – “I Let You Run Away” !!!
Please. I hope Adam Szabo won’t be underrated like the last year.

Héctor
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Héctor

There a lot of average songs this year, some are good some are not. Last year was way stronger! My favourite for a while has been Yesyes – “I Let You Run Away”. They bring something current that we haven’t seen that much in Eurovision, it also has cool lyrics. I think it’s a difficult song to sing, so the live performance will make the difference here. For now, it has high chances of winning and qualifying for the Grand Final. I haven’t listened in full to all of them, but I don’t know if the other songs could qualify.… Read more »

Héctor
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Héctor

I just realised Patikadomb – “Jó szelet!” wasn’t on the Youtube playlist. But I like it sooo… this is my updated top 5:

1. Yesyes – “I Let You Run Away”
2. Nova Prospect – “Vigyázó”
3. Patikadomb – “Jó szelet!”
4. Peet Project – “Runaround” (I was expecting something different from the snippet and I don’t like the sax, but it’s still one of the best entries…)
5. BIGA – “Good Vibez” (this song is missing in the poll, I think)

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Megyyfffaaa

eurovision6
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eurovision6

I cant decide between AWS, Gabi, Horvath and Reni Tolvai. Id love to see any of them win.

Zebb
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Zebb

Really underwhelming this year. Not just because of styles but the whole piece is just uneventful… However, one gem that grabbed my attention since december and yet today made me look back at screen was: Noémo – Leveg?t! Such a well-thought pured piece with simple praise of nature. Pity it’s longer than required for contest… I’d also add #yeahla feat. Viki Eszes – 1 Szó Mint 100 – well produced and stylish. May not be the most grabbing but creates nice summerbreeze feel to it. AWS’s rough stuff and ‘Meggyfa’ (a likely femme slayer) are worthy to note as well.… Read more »

AB
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AB

AWS is the only song I’ve replayed to death, which means I’d vote for it. I loved O.Torvald last year, and I hope Hungary sends AWS this year. The A38 live recording on youtube tells me enough about their live shows to say they’ll be brilliant.

irish esc
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irish esc

i only have 2 favs from adal this year and they are yesyes and nova prospect the rest of the entries are duds and adal was way better and stronger last year : (

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

Well, I can already see the Hungarian entry won’t be a fan favourite once again, but they’ll do well in May. There are so many quality entries in this selection. I love a lot of the songs, super diverse batch too.

My favourites (in random order)
Gergely Dánielfy – “Azt mondtad”
Peet Project – “Runaround”
Leander Kills – “Nem szól harang”
Nova Prospect – “Vigyázó”
Tamás Horváth – “Meggyfa”
Yesyes – “I Let You Run Away”
Gabi Knoll – “Nobody to Die for”
AWS – “Viszlát nyár”
Tamás Vastag – “Ne hagyj reményt”

Tobias
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Tobias

I’m kinda underwhelmed with all the preselections so far, never would I have thought to ever say this, but: The country with the best preselection line-up so far was Albania.

From the Hungarian entries, “1 Szó Mint 100” kinda stands out, but that’s really it.

JEFFERSON LAMAS
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AWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Oh my god! I LOVE THEM!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

What a comedown after last year! Definitely the Peet Project for me but then again, their song is not an example of their best work.

Zebb
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Zebb

Their stage-presence is no joke.

Bb
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Bb

Meggyfa is the obvious stand out.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Meggyfa all the way!

mememe
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mememe

Andy Roll – “Turn the Lights On”
Gergely Dánielfy – “Azt mondtad”

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I let you run away ALL the way, but Levegöt is also really good

Jo
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Jo

I just took a quick listen, nothing really stands out. Budapest 2019 ain’t happening…
I liked:
-Ham ko Ham – “Bármerre jársz”
-Living Room – “Kirakat élet”
But I’ll listen to all the finalists again before the grand final.
Let me say, after Origo, this is a big let down.

Jo
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Jo

Ok
-Ham ko Ham – “Bármerre jársz” is definitely my winner.

Kris
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Kris

The quality this year is low!!
Last year I had loved 5/6 songs….this year none.
I like 3 though.

Kris
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Kris

One of them though is missing in the poll.

Toby
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Toby

There is just one option here really: Yesyes! And I am saying YAAAAS! That song is sooo freaking good and it stays in my head for sooo long now, its a great song. I am usually not for that type of rock-ish music, but its combination of folk, pop, rock works so well and the singer .. is hot. That helps doesnt it?

An other stand out is Crack my code, I like its weirdness, but its modern touch to it. 🙂 Good luck to these two.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I’m getting kinda hyped about AWS since this is really my Kind of Music, that I listen to on a daily Basis. However, I highly doubt, that they’re gonna make it to Eurovision. It’ll probably be too different for the and that’s alright. I’m not really sure if AWS would even be succesful at all if they went to Lisbon, but I definitly wan them to win.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

*too different for the audience (to correct myself)

Matthieu
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Matthieu

Where is Ceasefire X in the poll ?

Robyn Gallagher
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Inadvertently left off! Thank you for noticing. I have now added it 😀

EscAU
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EscAU

Why isn’t Roland’s song available yet 😐

Kaz
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Kaz

I have to say that I Let You Run Away I think is the only song Hungary can qualify with this year. It’s a shame since Origo was my winner last year so I had high expectations.