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Matt has reviewed the ten songs of Heat w in A Dal 2013, the Hungarian National Selection.  Six songs will progress to the semi-finals: three via televoting and three via jurors.  Matt then chooses his top 6.  He was 4/6 last week.  How will he do this week?

ByeAlex – Kedvesem
A slower song that is very memborable and has a strong chorus. What really stood out to me the most is the orchestration which puts you in a different mood for three minutes. This could do really well.

Gyula Elias – Mindhalalig varni rad
The singer has a powerful voice and managed to capture my attention immediately. I don’t know Hungarian but I can tell he means every word he sings. Overall a good song with a great Rock vibe.

szólj hozzá: Éliás Gyula – Mindhalálig várni rád

Veca Janicsák – Uj generacio
This one has a really nice beat to it and I like her voice. It’s a solid effort however it’s slightly too messy for my taste. With the right staging this may surprise.

szólj hozzá: Janicsák Veca – Új generáció

Kallay-Saunders – My Baby
It’s catchy though I admit that musically it’s nothing ground breaking. It’s a great sing-along entry (just like any shalala song). Another pleasant vocalist which is something I appreciate, this may be a grower.

Odett – Ne engedj el
The first minute of the song is a bit boring but picks up with the chorus. I really enjoy the deep male vocals, it adds a depth to the song that overall is quite flat. I just don’t know if it’s going to be enough to impress the televoters and juries.

Plastikhead feat. Laci Gaspar – A szeretet el
The entry starts rather slow with emphasis on keyboard and vocals, switching to dance music halfway through the song.  It’s the kind of music I can definitely see televoters would enjoy so this has a good chance of qualifying.

Rami – Puzzle
A beautiful woman with a song that seems a bit too messy and a melody that fails to impress. There are better upbeat songs in this Semi and since this one doesn’t seem to be too memorable I fear it won’t make the cut.

Adam Szabo – Hadd legyen mas!
I love the sound of accordion but it doesn’t work well with the song’s monotone arrangement and pace. Maybe the live performance will add the energy the song needs to make a difference.

szólj hozzá: Szabó Ádám – Hadd legyen más

Tamas Vastag – Holnaptol
A ballad that feels draggy from the beginning and never really manages to hit the spot. The song is quite forgettable and I have a feeling it won’t survive the Semi Final.

Gabi Volgyesi – Csak te legy
This could do well, not my cup of tea but I have to admit that it is memorable and stands out. My favorite part is the powerful bridge. If this is performed well this should sail through to the Finals.

1) ByeAlex – Kedvesem
2) Kallay-Saunders – My Baby
3) Plastikhead feat. Laci Gaspar – A szeretet el
4) Gyula Elias – Mindhalalig varni rad
5) Veca Janicsak – Uj generacio
6) Gabi Volgyesi – Csak te legy

What do you think?


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  1. Deen A

    February 8, 2013 at 20:07

    I think both Semis are equally strong. Both of them have songs that stand out. My favorite song in this Semi is “My baby”

  2. Roy van der Merwe

    February 8, 2013 at 14:15

    Eurovision 2014 will be great in BUDAPEST – so come on HUNGARY pick a winner!

  3. Roy van der Merwe

    February 8, 2013 at 14:07

    I like the title PUZZLE. I love puzzles. I did a 3000 piece puzzle of STOCKHOLM and itr hangs now in my music room! I couldnot get one of MALMO, so I had to settle for Stockholm instead. I like easy catchy titles

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