Hungarian Television held a press conference on the 23rd of February where the broadcaster’s new Head of Entertaining Programmes and three members of the internal jury introduced this year’s Hungarian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Dance With Me will be performed by the young singer and dancer Ádok Zoli. MTV had two previous participants chosen but both of them withdrew due to various reasons.
Despite his young age, Zoli’s career has been quite eventful so far: after finishing his dance studies in Pécs, he started his career in 2000 with Le Dance Contemporary Dance Music Company and moved on to travel around the world as a dancer and musical actor participating in musicals like in Fame, at the Habse Theatre is Basel, Switzerland as well as in Cats at the Theatre am Potsdam Platz in Berlin with 500 performances from 2004 to 2007. Back home, he currently stars at Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s (who's also the author of the UK song this year!) Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat as Levi, at the Madách Theatre. You can see the Hungarian entry below.
Dance With Me – the song that Zoli Adok will perform in English at the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow – is an up-tempo hit. It is a modern pop-song for the lovers of high standard party-music.
The song was written by one of today’s most talented Hungarian songwriters and producers, Szabó Zé and was mixed by a highly appreciated Swedish producer, Thomas Törnholm. He is well known for his hits written for the band Alcazar (Crying at the Discoteque, This Is The World We Live In, Sexual Guarantee). The lyrics of the English version were written by a native English speaking lyricist, Kasai.