On Saturday Hungary staged the final heat of A Dal 2019. Another six artists booked their place in the semi-finals. Others weren’t so lucky. Kyra finished dead last with 28 points with her song “Maradj Még”.

And the sting of defeat was still echoing in her mind a day later, as she took to social media and shared her thoughts on her short A Dal journey.

After thanking her team, family and boyfriend for all the support and for sharing the experience, she went on to discuss what actually happened inside MTVA studios.

“It wasn’t clear for many people why I had vocal issues during the performance, well.. two days before the performance  I got some viral infection and completely lost my singing voice, and although I’ve tried everything, I couldn’t bring it back. So this has failed, I accept it. But how could God, or my fate, or anyone else want me to be humiliated in front of an entire country, with laughter? (…) Then I found out overnight that…that this all happened so that I could wake up and realize that I don’t need to compete! Nor do I need four people putting me in my place.”

That’s pretty harsh criticism, y’all! She was not happy with how the jury reacted to her. If you speak Hungarian you can see it all rather clearly. But for those of you who don’t, let me explain….

First, Miklós Both did his usual rounds of digging into the lyrics, saying that he gets the story of a possessive girlfriend driving her boyfriend away. However, he would love to know where the fear portrayed in the lyrics is coming from. It was a very in-depth analysis, but perhaps slightly over-the-top? This isn’t a poetry contest.

Then Feró Nagy chimed in. After stating that she sang amazingly, he began discussing Kyra’s postcard clip shown before the performance, where the experienced singer said that her message is that people should stop being jealous, and that relationships should be about freedom, instead of captivity. Feró completely disagreed with her, making a joke about fellow jury member Misi Mező that actually made the rest of the panel laugh. He said “you’re telling some huge truths that have no real basis”. A harsh, and maybe unprofessional criticism, but was that humiliating? That’s up for every single one of you to judge.

Did you like Kyra’s entry? Did you agree with the jury? Or do you think Feró went too far and humiliated Kyra? Sound off in the comments below!

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It‘s devastating to see that again a woman „needs to be formed by some men“. It‘s unbelievable how this can happen in 2019 AND in Europe.
Next year, their shouldn’t be a jury. Or only men judging women.
DIVERSITY & LIBERTY!

Nevertheless, I extremely love the song and was hoping to see it on the big ESC-Stage.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Is that man part of the jury that selects Hungary’s entry to Eurovision? Geez.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Glad that she has come out and said something. I don’t speak Hungarian but just from the scoring, I could tell that the judges were being totally disrespectful to some of the acts.
I also listened to some of the music made by these “experts” and let’s just say, they should not be judging anyone.

Charles
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Charles

.. as if a TV audiences were geniuses in music understanding … She was telling harsh truths but that song was the not the best one to do it … if you wanna dwell in deep lyrical content, learn how to write a song that really echoes the authenticity of your purposes … and not another generic pop song that has been heard times before aided by a pointless male dancer on stage … She was humiliated yes … by herself first and only … Next time you come to an Eurovision national final with a song like this …… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Music experts are also perfectly capable of acting professionally if they want to. But with A Dal being a TV show, I suggest that there are perhaps ratings to consider. Food for thought.

Jack
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Jack

Hungary is one of several countries who need to trim down their national selection, for a 3rd year running the quality of songs aren’t so impressive despite a few interesting ones the levels of awesomeness we saw in A Dal from 2013-6 can never be matched.

Polegend Godgarina
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A Dal’s jurors are mysoginistic a-holes, surprised?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

A little bit, yes. Surely it doesn’t pull in the ratings like it used to? Can a Hungarian better answer this question?

Robyn Gallagher
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Kyra still had the lowest score in the televote. So even if it had been 100% televote, she still wouldn’t have qualified.

It could be argued that televoters may have been influenced by the jury’s comments, however the top two scoring acts of the televote weren’t in the jury’s top five. In fact, public wildcard winner USNK had the second lowest jury score, so the Hungarian public is evidently capable of voting against the jury’s opinion.

And remember, the Hungarian public gave us AWS, even though the jury weren’t loving it.

Zolipop
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Zolipop

The televoters are not influenced by the jury as they vote during the performance, while the jury only comments afterwards, and only then they reveal their scores. 🙂
A much better system would be anyways if the jury also voted during the performance or shortly after that (before the comments), as they seem to be influenced by each other and score points in consideration with the earlier judges’ points. But that’s not the only issue to reform here for sure.

Colin
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Colin

A Dal should change judges from show to show to avoid such bias. They are very nitpicky this season. They eliminated, or tried to, many of the best songs. I hope there is a way for Hungary to still pick one of the best ones left (Gergo Szeker, The Middletonez, Yesyes, Deniz, USNK). Otherwise, Hungary just might be this year’s Romania, where the best songs get eliminated by the juries and a random song wins, ineviteably crashing in the semi. As for Kyra, I like her song. Not in my top 10, but a nice song nonetheless. Nothing to joke… Read more »

Zolipop
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Zolipop

Feró Nagy is a horrible addition to the jury – won’t really change the overall points as they tend to all give the same score, but his speeches are unbearable, making comments like “The problem with this song is that your mother moved to an apartment close to your’s” or “Your instrument is too small” , and he usually uses a great part of his rating telling how hot a girl was on the stage. I’m sorry for Kyra, and horribly upset about Gotthy, who performed last week only to have the judges tell him they hate everything about the… Read more »

Katariina
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Katariina

A Dal needs to be reworked. The juries have way too much power and can completely destroy any song they want. No matter how much the public likes a song, if it isn’t one of the jury’s top four it cannot win. That’s not fair.

Quero
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Quero

She was underrated with “Got to be the day” and now this. Poor woman..

Jo.
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Jo.

I suggest sending those four juries to Eurovision, and let’s see how well they would do in the contest. I bet we would die laughing at them…

Thomas
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Thomas

Something about this years A Dal juries have rubbed me the wrong way. Either its over analyzing each song or being too subjective. It seems this poor woman had both.
As for her song its nice! I would have put it through to the semis.

Lloyd
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Lloyd

By the sounds of it, they were judging everything but the song. I’m guessing she talks about her interpretation of the song. If that’s the case, isn’t she entailed to her opinion. Don’t watch A Dal, or heard of the singer, but surely they are meant to be judging the song.