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A Dal rescheduled after Verona bus crash

Hungary is slowly continuing with daily life after the bus crash in Verona, last weekend. Broadcaster MTVA then postponed the second heat of A Dal 2017. They have now revealed the schedule for the upcoming weeks of the Hungarian national final.

A Dal final still on 18th February

The Hungarian broadcaster wanted to keep the final scheduled for 18th February. That meant that MTVA had to find a way to put five shows in just four weeks. They’ve now found the solution. The next heat will take place this Saturday, 28th January. The final heat will then take place a week later, on 4th February. The solution was found with the semi-finals of A Dal 2017: Instead of having a week between the two shows, MTVA have opted for a day between them. The first semi will take place on Friday, 10th February, followed by the second semi on 11th February. That way, we’re all ready for a final on 18th February, where eight acts will fight for the Hungarian ticket to Kyiv.

Heat 3 becomes Heat 2

There’s one minor change we need to pay attention to. The order of heats has been changed. The acts originally scheduled for last Saturday will now perform on 4th February. That list includes two favourites for the victory: Totova and Soulwave.
It also means we’ll see the following acts in action this Saturday:

  • Mrs. Columbo – Frozen King
  • Anna Elza ft. Juli Kása – Jártam
  • Chase – Dust In The Wind
  • Kállay Saunders Band – 17
  • Gina Kanizsa – Fall Like Rain
  • Zoltán Mujahid – On My Own
  • Peet Project – Kill Your Monster
  • Peter Kovary & The Royal Rebels – It’s A Riot
  • Ádám Szabó – Together
  • Andi Tóth – I’ve Got A Fire

A week later, we’ll see the following acts:

  • Joci Pápai – Origo
  • Orsi Sapszon – Hunyd Le Szemed
  • The Couple – Vége Van
  • Zävodi + Olivér Berkes – #háttérzaj
  • Kyra Fedor – Got To Be A Day
  • Enikő Muri – Jericho
  • Benjámin Pál – Father’s Eyes
  • Gigi Radics – See It Through
  • Soulwave – Kalandor
  • TOTOVA – Hosszú Idők

Verona bus crash

The second heat of A Dal (now Heat 3) originally got cancelled on Saturday, 20th January. A bus with Hungarian students from the Szinyei Merse Pál Gimnázium in Budapest crashed near Verona, Italy. The group of students was returning from a skiing trip in France. Sixteen Hungarian passengers, mostly students, were killed in the crash. Hungary’s Prime Minister Orbán soon called out a national day of mourning for 23rd January. MTVA then decided it would not be appropriate to air an entertainment show that night. Instead, the broadcaster aired a national moment to remember the victims.

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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