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Hungary: Compact Disco to Baku with "Sound Of Our Hearts"

11 February 2012 at 23:13 CET

Tonight marked the culminating point of A Dal, the Hungarian national selection for Baku. In a spectacular show, which was hosted by Gábor Gundel Takács and Zsóka Kapócs, eight acts competed, and undoubtedly all of them had further developped and improved their stage performances since the semi-finals, which took place on January 28th and February 4th. Here is the line-up of the show (in order of appearance):

  • Király Testvérek - Untried
  • Gyurcsík Tibor - Back In Place
  • Tóth Gabi - Don't Save Me
  • Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts
  • Fábián Juli & Zoohacker - Like A Child
  • Caramel - Vízió
  • Veres Monika - This Love
  • Heincz Gábor "Biga" - Learning To Let Go

Several singers had prepared elaborate performances, including dancers dressed up like playing cards, and balloons. Like Caramel, Gabi Toth had also changed the lyrics of her song since the semi-final to a bilingual English-Hungarian version, and she undoubtedly also wore the skimpiest dress of this evening.

Halfway through tonight's acts, Adél Jordán and Estzer Ónodi performed the Swedish version of the 1974 Eurovision winner, Waterloo by ABBA, together, and Kati Wolf performed Szerelem Miért Múlsz, the Hungarian version of her 2011 Eurovision entry, starting with an acoustic arrangement.

After all the entries had been performed tonight, the TV public had the chance to evaluate them and vote for their favourites. By the viewers' verdict, four super-finalists were chosen: Király Testvérek, Caramel, Compact Disco, and Heincz Gábor "Biga".

Then, it was the sole responsibility of an expert jury to decide which entry would be most suitable for the Eurovision Song Contest stage. Each of the four members - Kati Wolf, Jenő Csiszár, Philip Rákay, and Viktor Rakonczai - chose one favourite. Caramel picked up one vote, one vote went to Gábor Heincz, and the remaning two votes went to Compact Disco.

Thus, Compact Disco managed to convince both the experts and the TV viewers at home with their catchy synthpop song, and they will go on to represent Hungary in Baku with Sound Of Our Hearts!

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