Hungary’s national selection A Dal 2019 continued tonight, with the final six acts qualifying for the semi-finals. Bogi Nagy, Joci Pápai, Petruska, Ruby Harlem, Mocsok 1 Kölykök and USNK will be heading to the semi-finals beginning next week.

The first five qualifiers were determined by a combination of televote and an expert jury made up of A Dal jury regulars Magnun Cum Laude lead singer Misi Mező and award-winning performer and composer Miklós Both, while rock legend Feró Nagy, singer-songwriter and former Eurovision jury member Lilla Vincze join the jury this year.

The vote was won by Bogi Nagy and Hungary’s Eurovision 2017 star Joci Pápai, who each scored 41 points. Next was Petruska and Ruby Harlem, who both followed closely with 40 points each. In fifth place was Mocsok 1 Kölykök with 39 points.

 

The sixth qualifier was selected by a second round of public voting that resulted in a contest favourite missing out. The sixth spot went to USNK who had only placed ninth in the first round of voting.

The popular rock band Leander Kills — who had placed sixth in the first round of voting — missed out on a place in the semi-finals and are now out of A Dal. Both Leander Kills and USNK topped the public vote in the first round, suggesting that the sixth qualifying place would go to one of them.

The qualifiers from tonight’s show will go on to compete in the two semi-finals, which start in next week. They’ll be joined by the qualifiers from the other two heats.

A Dal 2019 – heat 3 results

Qualifiers are in bold.

  1. Bogi Nagy – “Holnap” (41 points)
  2. Joci Pápai – “Az én apám” (41 points)
  3. Petruska – “Help Me Out Of Here” (40 points)
  4. Ruby Harlem – “Forró” (40 points)
  5. Mocsok 1 Kölykök – “Egyszer” (39 points)
  6. Leander Kills – “Hazavágyom” (38 points)
  7. Salvus – “Barát” (36 points)
  8. Monyo Project – “Run Baby Run” (35 points)
  9. USNK – “Posztolj” (35 points)
  10. Kyra – “Maradj még” (28 points)

Wiwibloggs readers poll results

We asked wiwibloggs readers who your favourite overall act was in the third heat of A Dal 2019. Hungary’s Eurovision 2017 act Joci Pápai was top, with 27.1% of the vote. In second place was eventual non-qualifiers Leander Kills, with 25.23%. Public qualifiers USNK was also a favourite, coming in third with 13.72% of the vote.

  1. Joci Pápai – “Az én apám” 27.1% (320 votes)
  2. Leander Kills – “Hazavágyom” 25.23% (298 votes)
  3. USNK – “Posztolj” 13.72% (162 votes)
  4. Kyra – “Maradj még” 7.2% (85 votes)
  5. Petruska – “Help Me Out of Here” 6.52% (77 votes)
  6. Salvus – “Barát” 4.66% (55 votes)
  7. Mocsok 1 kölykök – “Egyszer” 4.32% (51 votes)
  8. Bogi Nagy – “Holnap” 4.32% (51 votes)
  9. Monyo Project – “Run Baby Run” 3.47% (41 votes)
  10. Ruby Harlem – “Forró” 3.46% (41 votes)

The semi-finals of A Dal 2019 will begin next week, the 18 semi-finalists competing for just nine spots in the grand final.

What do you think of these six qualifiers? Who should make it to the grand final? Have your say in the comments section below!

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CyxCy
CyxCy
1 year ago

I’ m happy, Bogi Nagy and Petruska was on my top 3 for Hungary. But good luck at all!

Veta
Veta
1 year ago
Reply to  CyxCy

Have them among my favourites too.

Nuli
Nuli
1 year ago

Joci Pápai can a good choice. He is fascinating .

LazarevFan95
LazarevFan95
1 year ago

I love Leander Kills and their song is my favourite from any NF this year ?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  LazarevFan95

My 3rd favourite in A Dal so yes, I am in a state of shock right now.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

I love Joci, but I don’t know if it would be a good deal for him to go back to Eurovision with this particular song. Anyway, he’s possibly my second favorite act this year, only behind The Middletonz. Bogi was a nice surprise to me, she has a beautiful voice.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Did they replace the A Dal judges this week or something? Literally, Salvus and Leander Kills are the best rock songs this year. It was ok to put them through!
On a positive note, who else was blown away from Bogi Nagy? Like…really? Unexpected.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I was blown away by Bogy Nagy

Veta
Veta
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I was too, she is a real Dark Horse.

John Moynahan
John Moynahan
1 year ago

As much as i prefer this years song from joci papai against his song of 2 years ago and wish him all the best, the real travesty of this competition is that Leander Kills didnt progress……that is a shameful result and cannot wish Hungary luck from here on in……it DEFINITELY was good enough to have made the final…….seriously angry here!!

Veta
Veta
1 year ago

Petruska was my fav before this heat, but then Nagy Bogi just killed it all! And now we’ve got the third Dark Horse! Glad they both made it through.

Isti
Isti
1 year ago
Floprina
Floprina
1 year ago

Well Hungary is looking at their first NQ since 2009

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Floprina

We’re only several steps before Eurovision, chill.

MikolasFan
MikolasFan
1 year ago

Joci Papai is such a stunning singer and artist , but his song is so unimpressive…ugh…

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  MikolasFan

Indeed. If he already wants to do ESC again, “Özönvíz” would’ve been a great and better entry.

MikolasFan
MikolasFan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Cant agree with you more Jo…

JJJ
JJJ
1 year ago

I am so angry. Hazavagyom for me was the best song in any NF so far.
I’ll stop watching A Dal now, in order to not freak out many more times

West
West
1 year ago
Reply to  JJJ

I’m usually not that salty, but I think I’ll also stop watching A Dal from now on. Even though I also like Papai Joci’s song and some other songs as well, the hungarian jury is making me angry – like they do every year. I wouldn’t be even surpriced if they eliminated most of the songs I liked in the semifinals.

Jordy
Jordy
1 year ago

I’m glad USNK made it

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

those jurors put forró aka pure elevator music thru and not legender kills……. electric chair

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Why A Dal….you are always one of my faves of national selections but this year??? Oh no.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

The hungarian jury is so unpredictable that i really haven’t got a clue who’s gonna win a dal this year.

Supi
Supi
1 year ago

Joci papai again? terrible song

Isti
Isti
1 year ago
Reply to  Supi

No, He is the best. Amazing.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

I don’t get the fuss over Leander Kills’ song, it’s not bad but feels too flat-out middle of the road and an ethnic song we’ve heard a thousand times before.

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago

Wow, they were not my favourites but they should have made it for sure. Did anyone here watch it? Did they have a bad performance tonight? Also how did Papai Joci do tonight with his performance?

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision6

No, their performance was great as usual.

Veta
Veta
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision6

They revamped their song and it sounded way more heavy than the studio version. But for me exactly this was the thing that made me like them way more, but not for the jury as well, seemingly. 🙁

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago

Shame on you judges for doing my boys from Leander Kills wrong like that. That song was amazing!

Tusán
1 year ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

I am so glad Leander Kills is out (and I’m Hungarian)

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Tusán

You’re one very self destructive Hungarian I see…

peter
peter
1 year ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

LK in itself is simply boring, they have been using the same musical panels for years, no progress at all. these pretentious over-patriotic lyrical clichés hurt more than elevate. i am also hungarian, but without sympathy for this lack of ingenuity. the band is all about the singer, but he is only mediocre, therefore predeterminating the group to dullness

Tyson
Tyson
1 year ago
Reply to  peter

That was rather about love than patriotism this year.

peter
peter
1 year ago
Reply to  Tyson

it might as well be true, but sorry, that is still the first thing that pops up in my mind, upon hearing (about) them.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

A Dal is getting me really upset this year.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Yeah me too. I have stopped watching it. 🙁