On to one of the unlikely favourites in the betting this year, Hungary haven’t exactly had a great time of it in Eurovision.
After a 4th place debut in 1994, it was only downhill for the Central European nation, and after a run of bad results they pulled out for a while, returning in 2005. While they haven’t really had a breakthrough hit since, they scored an unlikely hit in the form of 2013 entry “Kedvesem“, which came 10th in Malmö, I still don’t get it.
It seems Hungary still have a taste for the deadpan entry, and András Kállay-Saunders was selected by selection event A Dal to represent them in Copenhagen.
Personally I’m not sure if a drum’n’bass-infused ballad about domestic abuse is going to get me cutting a rug this year. But of course it’s not all about that. While singing about this sort of thing is totally fine, it’s just a rather boring song lyrically, and I find his voice quite whiney. It’s like a male Emeli Sande song.
It might make it through the cluttered Semi 1, especially with its decent penultimate slot. I guess it depends on how it’s performed. I’m imagining it’ll use the seemingly mandatory interpretive dancers, probably dance/fighting each other like they do these days.
Once again, I don’t quite see the appeal personally, so this had better not qualify over San Marino or there will be hell to pay again!
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