Today, Hungarian public broadcaster MTVA has announced the line-up of the two national semi-finals that will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, at 20:24 CET. In each semi-final nine acts will perform. You can check out their gallery right below!
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Previously, three quarter finals took place on the preceding Saturdays, and in each of them, six acts qualified for the semi-final stage.
First Semi-Final - Saturday February 15th
Mystery Gang - Játssz még jazzgitár
Bogi - We All
Depresszió - Csak a zene
Group n Swing - Retikül
Joni - Waterfall
Király Viktor - Running Out Of Time
New Level Empire - The Last One
Radics Gigi - Catch Me
Szabó Leslie - Hogy segíthetnék
Second Semi-Final - Sunday February 16th
Muzikfabrik - This Is My Life
Dér Heni - Ég Veled
Fool Moon - It Can’t Be Over
Honey Beast - A legnagyobb hős
Kállay-Saunders András - Running
Marge - Morning Light
Oláh Ibolya - Egy percig sztár
Pál Dénes - Brave New World
Polyák Lilla - Karcolás
You can watch videos of all the songs (quarter-final performances) on the official A Dal website.
In each show, two contestants will be selected by the jury and two more contestants will be voted in via televoting. Thus a total of eight contestants will proceed to next week's final.
In the final the jury will give their opinions as usual, but only reveal their scores after the last performance. The viewers will have the final say: they can vote for their favourite among the 4 highest rated productions. The contestant with the highest number of votes will represent Hungary this year.
The jury and the presenters
The on screen jury will feature Magdi Rúzsa, who represented Hungary in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, Jenő Csizsár and Philip Rákay. Kati Kovács, a popular singer and true star of the Hungarian music scene, will join them.
The Hungarian 2013 Eurovision representative, ByeAlex, will be a "digital commentator": he will be discussing online and commenting on the performances during the shows. Éva Novodomszky and Gábor Gundel Takács will host the shows, joined by Krisztina Rátonyi and Levente Harsányi as backstage presenters.