MTVA has extended the deadline for songs to be submitted for A Dal 2019 until November 15.
The Hungarian national broadcaster has extended the song submissions deadline for A Dal 2019 for a further week. The broadcaster will be accepted submissions for A Dal up until November 15. MTVA explained that the extension to the submissions deadline was due to the level of interest from musicians in taking part in this years competition.
Applications for entries can only be submitted via the A Dal website. The application form must contain:
- the duly completed Application Form with the signed declaration (the Application Form is to be signed by the person who will subsequently be entitled to sign the contract)
- the audio material in flac, m4a, mp3, ogg, wav or wma format
- the lyrics of the song and its Hungarian translation, if applicable
- high-resolution press photos of the person(s) performing on stage and of the composer(s), their biography in English and Hungarian
- the video clip of the song (this is not compulsory and is to be submitted only when ready)
Two additional prizes are also being handed out as part of A Dal 2019. Awards will be presented for the song with the best lyrics and the participant that is deemed to be the best new discovery through A Dal. The winner of A Dal 2019 will represent Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
AWS represented Hungary in Lisbon this year with the song “Viszlát nyár”. They finished 21st in the final with 93 points.
Hungary debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, they were represented by Friderika Bayer and the song “Kinek mondjam el vetkeimet”. She went on to finish in 4th place scoring a total of 122 points and four sets of 12 points. This result remains’ Hungary’s best in their history in the contest. Hungary participated from 1994 to 1994 before withdrawing until 2005, the country didn’t return again until 2008. Hungary then once again withdrew in 2010 before returning in 2011. Since their return in 2011 Hungary has qualified for the final every year.