Television Media Service Director, Balázs Medveczky said: "The previous six editions of A Dal have proven that Hungary definitely needs a programme that differs from regular talent shows. In A Dal we are looking for Hungary’s song. Every artist takes something away from the show which has become a significant agent, a catalyst in the music scene: performers, composers are banking upon A Dal and save their best new songs so that they can submit them to the show. This guarantees that in 2018 we will see another set of catchy and quality songs."
Building upon success in 2017
Joci Pápai won A Dal 2017 with his song Origo, providing Hungary with it's best placing in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest for years. "I owe a lot to A Dal," said Joci. "It brought my career up to speed and reassured me that I have to stick to music, and that this is the road I’ve got to take. It’s really worth applying to the show!"
Various rewards will be handed out in A Dal 2018 including special awards for Best Lyrics and Best Newcomer and, similarly to previous years, there will be an Acoustic Contest. The winner of A Dal will have the honour to represent Hungary at the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.