It all started with thirty entries but nevertheless, it came down to just four in the end with the public making their choice on whom they wanted to represent Hungary. The element of bringing in a jury to select the best songs was clearly an inspired idea and it seems to have worked well considering that the chosen tracks were the best on offer this evening. In the end though it was Bye Alex with the song Kedvesem which garnered the largest share of the vote, despite coming into this showcase as a darkhorse. Hungary will be competing in the second semi-final alongside Malta whose representative is Gianluca with the song Tomorrow co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek who also had another two entries competing in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest this year.
Hungary are competing in this years’ edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for the third year in a row making this the longest streak of participations ever from the nation whose best result was achieved on their debut in 1994 with Friderika Bayer finishing in fourth place with her entry Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet? Nevertheless, in recent years, one has to remember that Magdi Rúzsa finishing in ninth place with her song Unsubstantial Blues. Will Bye Alex manage to keep the record intact and qualify to the final on behalf of Estonia for the third year in a row? Check out the performance from the national final and let us know what you think. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.