The old phrase “gone but not forgotten” comes to mind this evening, as despite the country’s withdrawal from the contest in Rotterdam, Hungary’s selection process A Dal began tonight with the first heat taking place.

With the competition continuing without the main prize of a Eurovision participation, there have been a number of changes to the format this year. Notably, the increased focus on local talent and Hungarian music means that all of the songs participating are in Hungarian. Secondly, the televoting only starts after all ten songs have been performed, a change on previous years.

The following ten acts took part tonight;

  1. Talk2Night – Veled minden
  2. Varga Szabolcs – Pillanat
  3. Horus x Marcus ft. Bori Fekete – Tiszavirág
  4. YA OU – Légy valaki másnak
  5. HolyChicks – Pillangóhatás
  6. Muriel – Kávés
  7. Bogi Nagy – Maradok
  8. Zaporozsec – Találj Rám
  9. Denés Pál – Készen állsz
  10. Fatal Error – Néma

The artists in bold qualified for the semi-final stage of the competition, which begins on 22nd February. A playlist of the performances is available HERE, in case you’d like to wonder what could have been!

Ten more acts will compete in next week’s heat to advance to the semi-finals of A Dal 2020.

Did #YOU follow A Dal’s first show? Which song is your favourite in the Hungarian song competition? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below and on social media!

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