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Hungary: Semi-final line-up complete after 3rd heat

06 February 2016 at 22:45 CET
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Hungary has taken another step on the road to Stockholm tonight: Ten acts participated in the third and last quarter final of A Dal 2016, six out of which have qualified for the semi-final stage. Check out who were the lucky acts to make it!

Six acts have qualified in tonight's third and last quarter final of A Dal 2016:

  • Petruska
  • Parno Graszt
  • B the First
  • Mónika Veres - Nika
  • Szilvia Agárdi
  • Olivér Berkes & Andi Tóth

The ten artists and songs competing for the last six qualifying places were (in order of appearance, jury points in brackets):

  • Mónika Veres - Nika – Emlékkép (34 points)
  • B the First - You Told Me That You Loved Me (36 points)
  • Ív - Love Kills Me (33 points)
  • Bálint Gájer - Speed Bump (33 points)
  • Parno Graszt - Már nem szédülök (38 points)
  • Viki Singh - Katonák (34 points)
  • Juli Horányi - Come Along (31 points)
  • Petruska - Trouble In My Mind (42 points)
  • Olivér Berkes & Andi Tóth - Seven Seas (34 points - televoting choice)
  • Szilvia Agárdi - It Is Love (40 points)

As there was a tie for the fifth place in the jury vote, the experts had to make a pick: They decided that Nika would get a ticket for the semi-finals. The sixth remaining spot was decided by the TV viewers: Olivér Berkes & Andi Tóth were the lucky ones.

The Math behind the Voting

The voting procedure is as follows:

  • From each heat (quarter final) the jury votes will pick the best 5 acts. After the jury has voted, televoting qualifies 1 more act from the 5 that have not been chosen by the jury.
  • In each semi-final, out of 9 respective acts, 3 will first be selected by the jury. Then televoting chooses 1 more act from the 6 that have not been chosen by the jury.
  • In the final, out of the 8 acts, the jury will select 4 to go to the super-final, where televoting decides the winner.

Note that in every instance of jury voting, televoting will also make up 20% of the result - the TV viewers are counted like a "fifth juror".

The TV viewers can vote through the app, A Dal website or text messages. 

Gallery: A Dal 2016: The third heat

Semi-final line-up complete

After the quarter final stage has concluded, we now know the 18 acts that made it to the semi-finals of A Dal 2016:

  1. Freddie
  2. Benji
  3. Mushu
  4. Egy Másik Zenekar
  5. Reni Tolvai
  6. ByTheWay
  7. Kállay Saunders Band
  8. Gergő Oláh
  9. André Vásáry
  10. Laci Gáspár
  11. Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi
  12. Passed
  13. Petruska
  14. Parno Graszt
  15. B the First
  16. Mónika Veres - Nika
  17. Szilvia Agárdi
  18. Olivér Berkes & Andi Tóth

Csilla Tatár and Levente Harsányi were the presenters of the show. A joint decision of the expert jury, consisting of Zséda, Pierrot, Károly Frenreisz and Miklós Both, and the TV public chose the qualifiers. You can find more detailed information about the voting below.

In the interval, ByeAlex was performing - he had represented Hungary in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with Kedvesem. Below you can watch that once again: