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Hungary: “Origo might even have societal impact on the country”

In recent years, Roma gypsy songs took part in A Dal before. But ‘Origo’ was the first song that actually won the contest in Hungary. The song by Joci Pápai might have a big impact on the country, says our chief editor Steef van Gorkum.

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Hungary: Joci Pápai surprisingly wins with gypsy song “Origo”

Joci Pápai has booked a surprise victory in Hungary. In the grand final of A Dal 2017, he beat established artists such as Gigi Radics, Totova and Kállay-Saunders Band. His song “Origo” is inspired by traditional gypsy music.

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Estonia: Five former Eurovision participants all through to Eesti Laul final

The duet of Koit Toome (ESC 1998) & Laura (ESC 2005) has qualified for the final of Eesti Laul. The former Eurovision participants join Elina Born, Ivo Linna and Lenna Kuurmaa, who already qualified last week.

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Hungary: Read back our liveblog of the final of A Dal

Tonight in Budapest, Hungary will choose its act for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. In the final of their preselection A Dal, 8 acts will battle for 1 ticket to Kiev. Follow our liveblog here!

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Hungary: Jury and televoters will bargain for a winner in A Dal final

Hungary will choose its song for Kiev this Saturday in the Grand Final of A Dal 2017. The preselection show is a never-ending battle between jury and televoters. Steef van Gorkum explains the love-hate relationship between the two.

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Hungary: “Saturday will be a battle between the divas”

“It is a starstruck field again in A Dal 2017,” says out chief editor Steef van Gorkum, who has been living in Hungary the last couple of years. In our weekly podcast Scout Around, he looks ahead to the final of A Dal.

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Israel: Imri Ziv selected for Kiev

Israel has selected their successor to Hovi Star. Imri Ziv, who was backing vocalist in the last two years, will be going to Kiev. After 3 victories for Israel will see a 4th victory for the holy nation.

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Italy: Francesco Gabbani wins Sanremo and goes to Eurovision

Francesco Gabbani is the winner of the prestigous Sanremo Festival 2017 in Italy, with the song ‘Occidentali’s karma’. With that victory he also got the first right to go to the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, which he decided to use. Together with his dancing gorilla!

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Estonia: Elina Born and Ivo Linna safely through in Eesti Laul

With many national selection events occurring across Europe tonight, it’s easy to forget that Estonia will be kicking off Eesti Laul this evening. 20 acts have come together for this year’s competition and the first artists for this year’s final will be decided tonight.

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Hungary: Kállay- Saunders narrowly qualifies through televoting

Tonight the second A DAL semifinal takes place in Hungary. Nine more semifinalists will compete together for making it to the final show, the winner of which will represent Hungary in Kiev. However, only four out of nine will join Gigi Radics, Joci Pápai, Gina Kanizsa and Soulwave to sing at final. 

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