Are you hungry for some more national final songs? Well the 30 songs competing in A Dal 2019, the national selection for Hungary at Eurovision 2019, have been revealed. These 30 acts will be divided across three heats, which start on January 19. 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, even clocking three top-ten finishes. But can their act for Tel Aviv do the same?

We’ve done the hard work for you and have combined all 30 entries into one playlist for you 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 2019? You can vote for as many songs as you like in our poll below, but you can only vote once — so choose wisely!

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Héctor

I’m late. Too much songs to review! Anyway, I agree, A Dal 2019 looks pretty strong. Hungary should be proud of its music industry. These are the songs I specially like (the lives could change it all, some may not work):

1. Walston x yesyes – Incomplete (8/10)
2. Pápai Joci – Az én apám (7.5/10)
3. Konyha – Százszor visszajátszott (7.5/10)
4. Oliver Berkes – Világítótoroni (7/10)
5. Oliver Berkes – Lighthouse (7/10)
6. Fatal Error – Kulcs – (7/10)
7. Nagy Bogi – Holnap – (6.75/10)

Phary
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Phary

Wow, this is definitely one of the best selections of this year. I love the diversity and the amount of songs in Hungarian. I haven’t listened to all the songs but Leander Kills’, Olivér Berkés’, and Joci Pápai’s are the ones I remember the most right now. I can’t wait for the live shows ^^

Riccardo
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Riccardo

YesYes are still my favorites, I remember I saw their song on TrapNation and only after they announced their participation to ADal, plus we know they can deliver a strong live performance. About Middletonz I am really curious to see how they do the live as well Deniz ( I am a bit afraid looking some live on YouTube).

Dalth
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Dalth

Either Rozina or Middletonz both are really good songs, have to be honest Hungarian a bit of a hard sell to my ear so most of those songs were a bit lost on me.

KESC
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KESC

Woow, you can always count on Hungary regarding quality and diversity. My favourite is Roses by the Middletonz, it’s so fresh and different. However, I would be be fine with Joci or Yesyes as well. 🙂 Budapest 2020? Who knows..

Polegend Godgarina
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Incomplete – yea it’s very radio-friendly but it’s amazingly produced, it truly sounds like a top-tier DJ song and I would love to hear it at Eurovision. Roses – a mazy song with lots of interesting elements. The chorus isn’t the strongest or the catchiest, but the song could be charming on stage. Hazavágyom – much better than their song from last year. Very original, loved the instrumental and the timeless vibes. Ide várnak vissza – oh wow the early 00s guitar (and production overall) gives me LIFE. It’s throwback but not dated. It’s like a 2019 version of I… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

We agree on many, disagree on some, yet I appreciate your comment for being so elaborate.

noone
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noone

I only like Rozina – Frida. Very cool and alter-pop, that’s what I wish there were more of at the ESC. Most of the songs are just a boy with guitar and a very bland boring song, Ed Sheeran-style. I guess Oliver or Joci will win, which is OK. I just wish something more progressive like Frida would win at least once in Hungary, but that’s not gonna happen. So I hope that Belgium’s Eliot delivers the goods after Loic and Blanche.

Popyy
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Popyy

I thought Eurovision fans hate radio-friendly songs we’ve heard before. But based on the poll result, it’s not the case.

Colin
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Colin

A Dal is probably the best NF thus far. Half of songs are great. Songs I find really good (alphabetically):
– Oliver Berkes
– Deniz
– Diana
– David Heatlie
– Konyha
– Leander Kills
– The Middletonez
– Joci Papai
– Rozina Patkai
– Gergo Szeker
– USNK
– Walston x Yesyes

One of them is one of my top 2 of all NFs thus far, but I’m pulling a “Purple Mask” move now and will let you wonder for now. 🙂

Veta
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Veta

Lol, your list is most likely gonna please the fans of literally anyone 🙂 I hope your only one from these is Konyha.. 😉

Loin dici
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Loin dici

I’m with Leander Kills, Barni or Joci. By the way, Rozina sounds like Anouk.

Joe
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Joe

So, uh…we kinda know who’s singing for Belgium.

Ixuxu
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Ixuxu

Who?

Joe
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Joe

RTBF just confirmed its Eliot Batsilimiet, a guy who – surprise, surprise! – competed on The Voice Belgique. His song is apparently being co-written by one of the writers of City Lights, which definitely gets me excited.

Robyn Gallagher
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Let’s wait until RTBF publicly confirms it. 🙂

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Berkes Oliver has the best song….in ALL of the NFs so far.
I’m running out of SMS platforms to let him know that he has to sing it in Hungarian, though.

Veta
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Veta

I like Hungarian version of his song and dislike English, too.

Jaz
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I could not agree more!! As Lighthouse it’s good, but as Világítótorony it’s something special. I might start demanding he sing it in Hungarian too…

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Surprisingly Gergo Szeker is definitly my favourite, I love it!My picks would be:

1.Gergo Szeker
2.The Middletonz
3.Leander kills

I really don’t hear anything outstanding in “Incomplete” PLEASE don’t send this. There are so many good and interesting songs, Incomplete is not one of them…

Veta
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Veta

Konyha is the far best option Hungary has got! There are a few more good songs in their NF like Deniz, Petruska, Gergo Szeker, Diana or Joci, but this one is just a masterpiece! Hungarians please choose Konyha!!!
Btw, there are only 29 songs out on YouTube, not 30.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Haha…they put both versions of Oliver Berkes’ song in there so “technically” they do have a playlist of 30!

Colin
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Colin

Yes, Holnap is still not available on YT, only on official page.

Pancake
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Pancake

Yesyes 4 D Win!!!

Kris P. Kreme
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Kris P. Kreme

Got hooked on GERG? SZEKÉR from the very beginning and I was unable to get to like any other song after that. Maybe DÁVID HEATLIE if I had to choose.

Kris P. Kreme
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Kris P. Kreme

Already started writing English lyrics to Madár Repülj and then I looked up the translation and I wasn’t far off. Even though I don’t know Hungarian. That speaks volume to me if I can feel the emotions of the song, not knowing what the artist is singing about.

Veta
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Veta

Where did you find the translation of it?

Nikko
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Nikko

The Middletonz can’t go to Israel if they win because one of them (not András – the other guy) is Iranian. And he is not allowed to enter Israel

Sal
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Sal

What nonsense! Israel doesn’t impose restrictions on who can or cannot Enter the country based on where they come from. And in fact there are many Iranian Jews living in Israel. ISrael’s 1991 Eurovision representative Rita was originally from Iran and in the last few years Israel even gave asylum to an Iranian Muslim journalist called Neda Amin – look it up. So, don’t comment about stuff you don’t know about.

Marc
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Marc

The best songs are in Hungarian.
And fans are hyping generic English songs like Incomplete or Roses…

Veta
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Veta

Agree. Konyha, Deniz and Gergo Szeker are masterpieces!

Apple
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Apple

Vílágítótorony is amazing, as is the English version. I know Eurovision fans are getting behind yesyes because of their previous attempts and Joci Pápai since Origo did so well…but neither of them have the best songs this year. To me, Lighthouse deserves to win, but I will also say that Frida might be even /more/ of a dark horse. It’s also a great song, and something very different for Hungary. In previous years of A Dal, Hungary has always seemed to pick acts that shake things up. I have faith they’ll choose a good act

Veta
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Veta

Sorry, but the English version of Vilagitotorony not sounds good for me.. It lost its melodicy. Hungarian version was amazing.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

On another note, what are The Middletonz (mainly Mr. Kallay-Saunders) going to do about those expletives? The EBU won’t let that pass, yet the song doesn’t rhyme in English without the bad words. Substitute for “duck”?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I have a dilemma here. I really want Oliver Berkes to win, but that song cannot fit the time-limit at Eurovision – I don’t see how that 4-minute song can be cut to 3 minutes without damaging consequences resulting from the cut. So that means I need to look elsewhere. Possibly Leander Kills. But my heart says Oliver Berkes. 🙁

Apple
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Apple

Songs get edited to Eurovision length all the time. Look at Mall last year…Albania still came top 10 after shortening it

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Indeed. The challenge is to edit it without spoiling the musical development or the narrative of the storytelling lyrics. It’s a huge challenge.

Phary
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Phary

You can listen to the 3-minutes version on the A Dal website, basically they cut the piano intro and outro, and the second chorus. It stays coherent and great IMO 🙂
Here’s the link :
https://www.mediaklikk.hu/a-dal-2019-videok/video/2019/01/14/berkes-oliver-vilagitotorony/

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thank you for the link. 🙂
The progression does indeed remain coherent. But as I feared, the beauty of the song as a whole has been lost in the cuts. In the three-minute form, it is no longer my favourite from Hungary. It is still very good, but it really misses that extra minute, I feel.

Veta
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Veta

Agree with you. I personally loved the piano. I think it was the thing that had made this song special and beautiful.. In the 3-min version it misses really much.

Pasadena
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Pasadena

I love Lighthouse.. usually I prefer when the songs are kept in Hungarian, but for this one I prefer the English version.

Apple
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Apple

I definitely prefer the Hungarian version, but the English one is really well done. The lyrics still feel special, unique, and well-written. Lighthouse doesn’t sound like a translation at all in that respect, so I appreciate it

Zoli
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Zoli

I really want yesyes to win this time, because they deserves it and the song is a ”music bomb”, I like it so much.
If not yesyes, then The Middletonz, Olivér Berkes or Gerg? Szekér.

West
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West

For me – the best songs are by Papai Joci (ok, I like Origo a little bit more, but this is still great) and Leander Kills (last years song was amazing and made me get their album – this one is also awesome). I also like Rozina Pátkai.

John Moynahan
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John Moynahan

For me, YesYes is not as good as last year., and a false favourite
Imo the 2 best opportunities for Hungarian success in Tel Aviv are Joci Papai ( better song than 2017 ) and the fabulous Leander Kills ( all those north European jury votes for the celtic sounds on offer ) . My preference would be for the latter!?

Dave
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Dave

Joci Papai has the best song in my opinion. But I also like the Middletonez.

ZMG
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ZMG

La Mama Hotel is an underrated bop. I hope David Heatlie kills it live

zzxxz
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zzxxz

I like Oliver Berkes song, but I know this song has no chance to win

Zoli
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Zoli

He has a chance to win, because hungarian people likes his song.

Apple
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Apple

I really hope he wins. His song is absolutely amazing

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Definitely Konyha with “szaszor visszajatszött” , I feel like people are majorely looking over this one. There really are some hidden gems inbetween the hungarian songs while in the meantime only the english songs end up on top in the poll.

Veta
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Veta

100 times YES!! Konyha is the far best song Hungary has got this year! Really hope it wins! There are a few more good songs, but Konyha is killing them all!!