In a press conference today, MTV presented the national selection plans for the upcoming 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. In two semi-finals, to be broadcast live on m1, four songs each will qualify for the national final by the joint decision of the TV viewers and a professional jury.
The participants of the semi-finals will be chosen by a pre-jury out of all entries that have been submitted. Therefor, both Hungarian and foreign composers are asked to send in their suggested entries until December 20th, 2011.
During today's press conference, Philip Rákay, Programme Director of MTV, confirmed that significantly high viewing figures had been achieved with the broadcast of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
Ferenc L. Gazsó, Deputy Director General for Content Production at MTVA added: "We are proud of taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest, next year for the 12th time. With Kati Wolf's participation in 2011 we could show that after the integration of the Hungarian public service media the song contest and its message reached a larger audience than ever before."