Freddie won the national final of A Dal in Hungary this evening, taking the rights to represent the nation in Stockholm. A selection of big stars battled newcomers in an intriguing voting system where the professional jury had a large influence, but televoters have the final say – and they chose Pioneer as their champion.
There were Eight songs taken down to four superfinalists this evening, and in the end Freddie stole the show.
All eight acts performed their entry songs, which were then ranked individually by the four jury members. The superfinalists were taken from those votes, after which Hungary’s Eurovision entry was chosen through 100% televoting.
Competing against him tonight was 2014 winner Andras Kállay-Saunders and his band, who also qualified for the superfinal, along with favorites Gergő Oláh and Petruska.
ESCDaily was live at the MTVA-studios in Budapest to cover the Hungarian final live for you this evening. You can look back at the commentary, complete with backstage photos, here.
The final lineup consisted of these high quality acts (winner in bold):
- Olivér Berkes & Andi Tóth – Seven Seas
- André Vásáry – Why
- Freddie – Pioneer
- Parno Graszt – Már nem szédülök
- Petruska – Trouble In My Mind
- Gergő Oláh – Győz a jó
- Kállay Saunders Band – Who We Are
- Mushu – Uncle Tom