Hungary looks unlikely to return to Eurovision as A Dal once again remains unlinked to Eurovision.
The rules for A Dal 2021 have been released by MTVA today, with no mention of the show being used as the Hungarian selection process. Hungary withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest ahead of the 2020 contest, converting A Dal into a competition that focused on promoting Hungarian talent within the country.
The deadline for broadcasters to confirm their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 passed on October 10, currently the following broadcasters have not publicly stated whether they are participating:
- Belarus – BTRC
- Hungary – MTVA
- Portugal – RTP
- Turkey – TRT
- United Kingdom – BBC
Image Source: Eurovision.tv – Thomas Hanses / Source: MTVA
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.