After a great success in the ratings of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, the Hungarian public broadcaster MTV has opted for a televised national selection including two semi-finals this year. No less than 20 acts will battle for the ticket to Baku, all of which have been announced today:
Anti Fitness Club - Lesz, Ami Lesz
Bebe and the Change - Fans Will Be Friends
Caramel - Vízió
Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts
Dancs Annamari - Feel
Fábián Juli & Zoohacker - Like A Child
Gallusz Niki & Vizy Márton - Európa, Egy A Szívünk
Gyurcsik Tibor - Back In Place
Heinz Gabi - Learning To Let Go
Kállay-Saunders András - I Love You
Király Linda & Ben & Viktor - Untried
Kiss Gina - Chasing Dreams
Kökény Attila & Bencsik Tamara - Állítsd Meg Az Időt
Monsoon - Dance
Pély Barna, Pál Eszter & Pál István ("Szalonna") - Open Your Heart
Puskás Péter - Csillagok
Sophistic - Yeah OK!
Tolvai Renáta - Élek A Szemeidben
Tóth Gabi - Nem Kell Végszó
Veres Mónika "Nika" - This Love
The title of the Hungarian national selection will be A Dal, which means The Song. On January 28th and on February 4th, two semi-finals will take place. In each of them, three finalists will be picked by an expert jury and another one by televoting.
In the final of the Hungarian national selection, on February 11th, televoting alone will determine four super-finalists, out of which the winner and thus the act for Baku will be chosen by a 50/50 mix of televoting and the verdict of an expert jury. All shows will be broadcast live on m1 and on Duna World, starting at 20:00 CET. Now you can already check out short excerpts of the 20 entries in the following clip:
The panel jury during the TV shows will consist of Jenő Csiszár, radio and tv presenter, Philip Rákay, programme director of m1, Viktor Rakonczai, composer and former Eurovision Song Contest participant, and Kati Wolf, who represented Hungary in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with What About My Dreams.