Hungary have chosen! AWS will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with “Viszlát Nyár”. After five weeks of A Dal, they have finally found their winner.
The first part of the show was all about the jury votes. Eight acts took the stage tonight in order to make it through to the superfinal. The jury then picked the four finalists. Each of the jury members voted for their four favourite acts, coming up with the following scoreboard:
- Gergely Dánielfy – Azt Mondtad: 36
- Viktor Király – Budapest Girl: 30
- yesyes – I Let You Run Away: 28
- AWS – Viszlát Nyár: 8
- Leander Kills – Nem Szól Harang: 6
- Gábor Heincz ‘Biga’ – Good Vibez: 4
- Zsolt Süle – Zöld A Május: 0
- Tamás Horváth – Meggyfa: 0
As you can see, the top three was far away for AWS, who squeezed in thanks to four points from both Judit Schell and Misi Mézö. However, none of that mattered as the scores were put back to zero for the televoting round. Just their luck!
The four acts didn’t perform again, but instead we had several recaps. Televoters then had the chance to pick their favourite of the four. They eventually chose AWS, who only squeezed into the final.
At Eurovision 2018, the Hungarian entrant will take part in the second semi-final. In that semi, they will need to compete in the second half. Ever since returning to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, Hungary have qualified for the Grand Final. Since 2013, they’ve achieved three top ten results, with András Kállay-Saunders’s “Running” as a highlight in 2014, when he finished in fifth.