"Viszlát nyár" is a song performed by Hungarian band AWS. The song was released as a digital download on 21 October 2017 through EDGE Records and was written by Dániel Kökényes, Bence Brucker, Áron Veress, Soma Schiszler, Örs Siklósi, it represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Portugal. AWS was confirmed as one of the entrants in A Dal 2018, the Hungarian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, on 6 December 2017, they went on to compete in the second heat on 27 January 2018, advanced to the semi-finals through the jury vote. They competed in the second semi-final on 17 February 2018 and were able to qualify to the finals via the jury vote; the final was held on 24 February, where the song was declared the winner after winning the public vote. The song competed in the second semi-final, held on 10 May 2018 in Portugal. Viszlát nyár is lyrically about the singer Örs Siklósi's deceased father; the song runs at 164 BPM
Compact Disco is a Hungarian electronic music band and musical producer trio based in Budapest, founded in 2008 by three musicians of varying musical backgrounds. The band represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Azerbaijan. Lotfi, Pál and Walkó first met in 2005, when Behnam Lotfi's techno producer duo and Behnam planned to produce a cover version of Adamski and Seal's Killer and was in search of a vocalist, he saw Csaba Walkó in an American Idol type talent show and asked him to sing the vocals for the cover. Walkó that time was singing in a funk-pop band called Brownfield and asked a couple of members of this band to accompany him to the recording session. One of these members were Gábor Pál, the leader and founder of the renowned Hungarian nu-jazz ensemble, Toy Division; this was the first time. But it was not until the summer of 2008, when Lotfi pitched the idea of a band playing electronic vocal pop music to Walkó, who asked his keyboardist, Pál to join them; the three had their first meeting in August 2008, they started to produce their first song.
They were composing and producing songs until March 2009. By this time everything was recorded, except the vocal tracks; the band started the studio sessions to finalize its yet unnamed first album in April 2009, recording the vocals, mixing and mastering the complete recording. They were in Gábor Némethy's Groovejack Studio until July 2009. After album was finished - and by this time the band has agreed on the Compact Disco name, the album title Stereoid - Hungarian independent record label, CLS Music showed interest in releasing it, in September 2009 they agreed upon the details and the album was released in December; the band started to perform live in January 2010 in Hungary, but in Transylvania, Romania. Their first video for the song I'm in Love gained considerable popularity, it reached at least top ten position in various Hungarian dance charts; the video was shot shortly before the release of the first album in November 2009. It was produced by Hungarian independent video and commercial maker group, Studio X.
Shortly after the Stereoid's release, Compact Disco has been nominated to the 2010 Fonogram Awards in the category "Best Performance in Electronic Music" In May 2010, the group shot its second video to the second single "Without You" again with Studio X behind the scenes. Although "I'm in Love"'s video gained popularity over time, the Hungarian audience failed to recognize the fresh faces believing it was the work of a foreign band. Therefore, they decided on a so-called "image video" picturing only the band. In the same month, another nomination came along, Bravo magazine nominated the band to its Hungarian 2010 Otto Awards in the category "Best New Artist", the band was to do and acoustic show in the "Akusztik" series on Magyar Rádió's pop music channel, MR2 Petőfi; the session was recorded before live audience in Magyar Rádió's Studio 8 and was aired in September creating demand for more "Akusztik-type" shows. During the summer festival season, Compact Disco made an appearance at all major Hungarian music festivals, has been asked to cover Ákos in the Hungarian MTV Icon series.
For these, they asked Pál and Walkó's former band mate from Brownfield, bassist Attila Sándor to join the band on stage, in November 2010 he became the fourth member of Compact Disco. A drummer was performing the band in selected venues. In November 2010, on Red Bull's request they shot their third video to their song "Fly or Dive", once again with Studio X. During the year, "I'm in Love" and its remixes entered various charts including the UK Buzz Chart, Swiss DJ Chart reaching top 40 positions; the track topped the Hungarian dance chart, The VIVA Club Chart. Acclaimed DJs all around the world including Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Alex Gaudino, Oliver Lang, Mischa Daniels, Henry John Morgan, Chris Finan, Ant Nichols, Paul Ughes incorporated the track in their acts and shows; the band was asked to remix songs for several Hungarian artist, including folk-pop band, Holdviola's "Erdő, erdő" and their hit "Bánat utca" which became a club sensation, for popular Hungarian solo artist, Ákos's second single, "A fénybe nézz" from his 2010 album.
In November 2010, after four weeks of voting, the band won the popular award MTV brand:new on November 15 with the help of their own viral video series "Segíts Antosnak", praised by the PR-community. On December 6, 2010 the band re-released Stereoid as a free digital download. In December 2010, the band started working on their second album, titled II, it was recorded in Compact Disco's home studio, except for the vocals, recorded again in Groovejack Studio in April 2011 and mixed and mastered by Gábor Deutsch of Anorganik-fame in Berlin. The album was expected to be released on May 14, 2011; the first single of the track is Feel The Rain, which peaked at #2 on MR2 Petőfi Rádió's Top 30. From this point, the band's logo was redesigned to fit in with the new album's cover; the cover was designed by Sándor. Before the album's release, as a sign signs of growing popularity in Hungary, the band was nominated for several awards, won some of it. In January 2011 Compact Disco was nominated in three categories for the 2011 Fonogram Awards.
The band won the 2011 Fonogram Award for "Best Performance in Electronic Music" on March 2, 2011. On April 24 Compact Disco won the 2011 Antropos.hu Award for "Album of the Year 2010" after a four-month-long popular voting period. In April 2011 the band was n
József "Joci" Pápai is a Hungarian singer, voice actor and guitarist of Romani descent. He represented Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Origo" finishing in 8th place, he will represent Hungary again at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Az én apám". Pápai came into contact with music early as his older brother had started writing songs and playing guitar at the age of four, he was influenced by music of the 1960s and 1970s, rock, soul, R&B music. His public debut was in 2005, when he was a part of the second season of the TV2 show Megasztár, where he was eliminated in the consolation rounds, but was interviewed by the Budapest daily tabloid Blikk. Afterwards, he started to produce his official debut, his first big success was Ne nézz így rám. In 2006, he collaborated with rapper Majka with Nélküled and Nekem ez jár, but his greatest success came in 2015 with Mikor a test örexik, he released a song in collaboration with Caramel and Zé Szabó titled Elrejtett világ.
His last collaboration with Majka appeared together with the pop-funk song Senki más. On 8 December 2016, it was announced that Pápai would be one of the thirty acts participating in the 2017 edition of A Dal, the national selection for Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the self-penned "Origo", in which he progressed to the final and won the competition, giving him the right to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, coming in 8th place overall, he competed again in the 2019 edition, with the song "Az én apám". He won that as well and will represent Hungary again at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. A Dal 2017 Pápai Joci – mediaklikk.hu/adal Joci Pápai on Facebook
Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner. At least 50 countries are eligible to compete as of 2018, since 2015, Australia has been allowed as a guest entrant. Winning the Eurovision Song Contest provides a short-term career boost for artists, but results in long-term success. Exceptions include ABBA, Bucks Fizz, Celine Dion, all of whom launched successful careers. Based on the Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy since 1951, Eurovision has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956, making it the longest-running annual international television contest and one of the world's longest-running television programmes, it is one of the most watched non-sporting events, with audience figures of between 100 million and 600 million internationally.
It has been broadcast in several countries that do not compete, such as the United States, New Zealand, China. Since 2000, it has been broadcast online via the Eurovision website. Ireland holds the record for most victories, with seven wins, including four times in five years in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996. Under the current voting system, in place since 2016, the highest-scoring winner is Salvador Sobral of Portugal who won the 2017 contest in Kiev, with 758 points; as a war-torn Europe was rebuilding itself in the 1950s, the European Broadcasting Union —based in Switzerland—set up an ad hoc committee to search for ways of bringing together the countries of the EBU around a "light entertainment programme". At a committee meeting held in Monaco in January 1955 with Marcel Bezençon of the Swiss television as chairman, the committee conceived the idea of an international song contest where countries would participate in one television programme to be transmitted across all countries of the union; the competition was based upon the existing Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy and was seen as a technological experiment in live television.
In those days it was a ambitious project to join many countries together in a wide-area international network. Satellite television did not exist and the Eurovision Network comprised a terrestrial microwave network; the concept known as "Eurovision Grand Prix", was approved by the EBU General Assembly in a meeting held in Rome on 19 October 1955, it was decided that the first contest would take place in spring 1956 in Lugano, Switzerland. The name "Eurovision" was first used in relation to the EBU's network by British journalist George Campey in the London Evening Standard in 1951; the first contest was held in the town of Lugano, Switzerland, on 24 May 1956. Seven countries participated—each submitting two songs, for a total of 14; this was the only contest in which more than one song per country was performed: since 1957, all contests have allowed one entry per country. The 1956 contest was won by Switzerland; the programme was first known as the "Eurovision Grand Prix". This "Grand Prix" name was adopted by Germany, Denmark and the Francophone countries, with the French designation being Le Grand-Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne.
The "Grand Prix" was dropped in 1973 and replaced with Concours in French and in 2001 with the English name in German, but not in Danish or Norwegian. The Eurovision network is used to carry many news and sports programmes internationally, among other specialised events organised by the EBU. However, in the minds of the public, the name "Eurovision" is most associated with the Song Contest; the format of the contest has changed over the years, though the basic tenets have always been thus: participant countries submit original songs, performed live on a television programme broadcast across the Eurovision Network by the EBU to all countries. A "country" as a participant is represented by one television broadcaster from that country: but not always, that country's national public broadcasting organisation; the programme is hosted by one of the participant countries, the programme is broadcast from the auditorium in the host city. During this programme, after all the songs have been performed, the countries proceed to cast votes for the other countries' songs: nations are not allowed to vote for their own song.
At the end of the programme, the song with the most points is declared as the winner. The winner receives the prestige of having won—although it is usual for a trophy to be awarded to the winning songwriters, the winning country is formally invited to host the event the following year; the programme is invariably opened by one or more presenters. Between the songs and the announcement of the voting, an interval act is performed; these acts can be any form of entertainment. Interval entertainment has included such acts as the Wombles and the first international performance of Riverdance; as national broadcasters join and leave the Eurovision feed transmitted by the EBU, the EBU/Eurovision network logo ident is displayed. The accompanying theme music is the prelude to Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Te Deum; the same logo was used for both
"Origo" is a song written and performed by Hungarian singer and rapper Joci Pápai. The song was released as a digital download on 4 January 2017 through Magneoton, it represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. On 8 December 2016, Pápai was announced as one of the competitors in A Dal 2017, Hungary's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, he advanced from the third heat on 4 February 2017, the first semi-final on 10 February, to the final, held on 18 February, where he was declared the winner. Pápai competed in the first half of the second semi-final at the Eurovision Song Contest on 11 May 2017 and was subsequently qualified for the Grand Final
Boglárka Csemer, professionally known as Boggie, is a Hungarian pop vocalist and songwriter. Boggie is best known for her hit single entitled "Nouveau Parfum", which peaked at number one in Hungary for more consecutive weeks, extracted from her self-titled debut studio album Boggie, she represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Wars for Nothing". On 19 May 2015, her song qualified for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest final, held on 23 May 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Boggie rose to major prominence in early January 2014 after the release of the music video to her debut single "Nouveau Parfum"; the video was picked up by media outlets in various countries including the United States. The video shows the singer being extensively retouched while she sings the song, a darker, French rewrite of the song's Hungarian version entitled "Parfüm". Both versions are extracted from Boglárka's self-titled debut album entitled"Boggie", released in 2015; the video and its message are similar to the Body Evolution viral video created for GlobalDemocracy.com to encourage the introduction of mandatory disclaimers on retouched images in popular media.
Much like the model in Body Evolution, by the end of the video Boglárka bears little resemblance to her unaltered appearance at the start. A brief split-screen comparison shows the viewer. Two verses in "Nouveau Parfum" consist of Boggie reeling off a list of designer label perfumes and asking which she should choose, before questioning why she should have to make a choice at all and asking, making her choose. Boggie counters this pressure with the lines, "Je ne suis pas leur produit / De beauté, d’préciosité / Ils ne peuvent pas me changer"; the designer labels and subversive message do not feature in the original Hungarian lyrics of "Parfüm". Boggie represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Wars for Nothing". On 19 May 2015 she qualified for the event's grand final, held on 23 May 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Boggie's website Music video to "Parfüm" on YouTube Music video to "Nouveau Parfum" on YouTube Music video to "Nouveau Parfum" on Vimeo
András Kállay-Saunders known as Kállay Saunders, is a Hungarian-American recording artist and record producer. He represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Running". András Kállay-Saunders was born in New York City, United States to Hungarian model Katalin Kállay and American soul-singer and producer Fernando Saunders, he is a descendant of the noble Kállay family from his maternal side. Throughout most of his childhood years Kállay's father was touring the world and playing his music among legends such Luciano Pavarotti, Jeff Beck, Lou Reed and many more but every now and Fernando would bring along his son to observe, his father would show him how it all started. By doing so, Fernando planted the Motown roots deep within Kállay's soul. In 2010 Kállay decided to visit Hungary to spend time with his grandmother, ill at the time. During his visit in Hungary he noticed a TV commercial urging talented singers to audition for the nations talent competition Megasztár.
Kállay ended up finishing fourth in the contest and shortly after signed to Universal and permanently moved to Hungary. Kállay released two singles under Universal, "Csak Veled" "I Love You" both of which became smash hits in Hungary, peaking #7 and #2 on the Top 40 Hungarian Billboards. In August 2012 Kállay collaborated with Swedish rapper Rebstar and American producer DJ Pain 1 on Kállays single "Tonight". "Tonight" peaked #4 on the Top 40 Hungarian Billboards, making it Kállay's third hit single to reach the top 10 charts. In November 2012 Kállay announced his departure from Universal and signed a worldwide record deal with Swedish record label Today Is Vintage. On 20 December 2012 Kállay released his single "My Baby" which serves as his contribution in the Hungarian "A Dal" Eurovision Song Contest. On 9 February Kállay performed the song in the contest to critical acclaim, garnering 48 out of a maximum of 50 points voted by the jury. Following the performance, My Baby catapulted to #1 on iTunes.
The music video for My Baby is directed by Los Tiki Pictures. My Baby peaked #1 on the Hungarian iTunes store on 3 March 2013, charted #1 on the Hungarian Top 40 Radio Charts on 11 April 2013. Kállay is working on his debut album, slated for a 2013 release through Today Is Vintage, titled Delivery Boy, it was subsequently released in 2015 on iTunes. Kállay represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, he came 5th place with his song "Running". Since the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, Kállay has since went on to found his own band, Kállay-Saunders Band, he has since released multiple singles with the band, collaborated with A Dal 2015 participants, creating acoustic versions of their songs and performing as an interval act in the show. His last album Delivery Boy was one of the 19 records nominated for the IMPALA Album of the Year Award. He, has returned to the 2016 edition of A Dal, this time with his band and vocalist Antonia Vai, performing Who We Are, they didn't win.
They were again announced to participate in A Dal 2017 with the song Seventeen. They progressed to the final. In the 2019 edition, he participated again as a member of The Middletonz with Dutch rapper Farshad Alebatool with the song Roses, they made it to the final. Hungarian pop Official website András on Facebook