Noémi Takács, and her band BülBüls are pretty new on the Hungarian music scene, but their very first single became really popular, and played in all the major radio stations in the country. They decided to try out their luck in A Dal, and try and win the ticket to Copenhagen with the song “Minden mosoly” (Every smile).
We had a chat with Noémi about her career, the band, as well as her song, and more. You can read our interview with Noémi right here:
escXtra: First of all, thank you very much for taking your time out for doing this interview. Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves for the start?
Noémi: BülBüls is a new band, established in the end of summer 2013. Géza, one of the authors of BülBüls, found this thing he wrote as a painful love, and a friend of a friend’s friend showed me his two songs, I liked them, and we decided that we shall work together onwards. And we got to the stage where our first EP is being released in the first week of February.
X: How did you decide to enter A Dal this year?
N: Our song ” Csillageső” started being played in radio stations, and people loved it, so more and more friends were telling us to apply for this contest. We would like to reach as many people as possible with our songs. We don’t desire to be an extremely popular band, we just want a bit of people’s attention. Our songs mean a lot to us, and we think that people will see them as powerful, and impulsive.
X: Can you tell me a little bit about your song “Minden mosoly”?
N: “Minden mosoly” is a very simple pop song. Its message is also very simple. We live in a stressful world, and whether we want it or not, we affect each others. The problem is that, instead of helping out each other, we rather pull other people down. A nice word every once in a while, a nice gesture, a hug, a smile, all of this can make others feel happier, and this way our lives would be happier as well. Give love, to receive love. How easier would it be to everyone if on the trams, on the streets, or the corner grocery store people were smiling a lot more?
X: How do you prepare for A Dal?
N: I play my guitar a lot.
X: Can you tell me a bit about how your stage performance is going to look like?
N: BülBüls is a pop trio at the moment, but only I will represent the band in this show, and I will be playing my guitar on stage.
X: If you could choose to sing a duet with any of the other 29 contestants, who would it be and why?
N: I wouldn’t sing a duet with anyone.
X: Did you hear the other competing songs, and who do you think will be your biggest competition to win this contest?
N: No, we haven’t listened to any of the other songs entering this contest.
X: Do you usually watch Eurovision, and have you got an all time favorite Eurovision song?
N: The boys haven’t got a tv, and I haven’t really watched the previous editions either. However, I still remember Friderika Bayer when I was a child. She achieved the best Hungarian result so far, when she finished fourth in Dublin in 1994. I love her song even today. And how funny is it that Gábor, the other member of BülBüls, he played in Friderika’s band in the 90s.
X: And finally, do you have a message for all your fans, and all the readers of escXtra?
N: We want to thank for all the words of support and love. Happiness in the hearts. And smiles on faces.
You can hear “Minden mosoly” right here: