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Aftermath 2017 (4): A Hungarian victory with social meaning

We take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this episode we look at the eighth place for Hungary this year with the song ‘Origo’ by Pápai Joci.

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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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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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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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Hungary: Gigi Radics, Joci Pápai, Gina Kanizsa and Soulwave to the final

Gigi Radics, Joci Pápai, Gina Kanizsa and Soulwave have qualified for the final of A Dal in Hungary.  Nine artists battled in the first semi final, you can read back our liveblog for that show here!

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Hungary: Gigi Radics in semi 1, Kállay Saunders in semi 2

The line-up for the semi finals of A Dal 2017 have been released by broadcaster MTVA. Two of the top favourites in the competition have been divided over both shows, as Gigi Radics will perform in semi final 1 on Friday and the Kállay Saunders Band in semi 2 on Saturday.

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Hungary: Gigi Radics takes first step on Eurovision path

Gigi Radics has set her candidacy for the Hungarian ticket for Eurovision. In tonight’s third quarter final of preselection A Dal, she won with the highest score so far: 43 points. Totova and Joci Pápai also qualified.

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Posted in Homepage, Hungary

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