Hungary’s national selection A Dal 2019 continued tonight, with four acts qualifying for the grand final. Acoustic Planet, Petruska, Bence Vavra and The Middletonz will be heading to the A Dal grand final in two weeks time.
The first three 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 Acoustic Planet who scored 45 points. Next was Petruska and Bence Vavra, who followed with 42 points each.
The fourth qualifier was selected by a second round of public voting. The public agreed with the results of the first round — the fourth spot went to András Kállay-Saunders’ group The Middletonz who had also placed fourth in the first round. The Middletonz has also won the public vote in the first round, tying with DENIZ.
Fan favourites yesyes were also eliminated from the show, placing eighth overall.
The qualifiers will go on to compete in the grand final on 23 February. They’ll be joined by the qualifiers from the second semi-final next week.
A Dal 2019 – semi-final 1 results
- Acoustic Planet – “Nyári zápor” (45 points)
- Petruska – “Help Me Out of Here” (42 points)
- Bence Vavra – “Szótlanság” (42 points)
- The Middletonz – “Roses” (41 points)
- Konyha – “Százszor visszajátszott” (38 points)
- The Sign – “Ő” (37 points)
- yesyes – “Incomplete” (35 points)
- DENIZ – “Ide várnak vissza” (35 points)
- USNK – “Posztolj” (34 points)
A Dal 2019 continues next week, with the next nine acts competing live in the second semi-final.
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