Hungary: A Dal culminates in February


The popular Hungarian pre-selection, A Dal, will kick off in January and its final will take place the next month. The 30 songs which will compete in the televised semi-finals will be revealed next Wednesday, December 11. The song submission period was open till December 1st and over 200 demos were received on time.

One of the rules was that the songs, competing in A Dal, may only be in English, Hungarian or in some of the minority languages of the country. The internal jury panel of MTVA will start listening to the songs tomorrow.

National final will take place on February 22nd, the pre-qualification rounds will be competed on January 25th, February 1st and 8th.

Six acts from each pre-qualification round qualify for the semi-finals which take place on February 15th and 16th. Eight will eventually qualify for the final.

Rákay Philip, Csiszár Jenő, Kovács Kati and Rúzsa Magdi will be rating the songs in televised shows and the 2013 representative ByeAlex will also be involved in the show as a ‘digital commentator’.