If you’ve been a reader of this lil’ pop music oracle across the past few years, you’ll be fully aware that we love to check out the entries for each of the Eurovision Song Contests.
Well 2013 is certainly no exception, as once again we take a look at each of the entries who’ll be vying for the all-important European vote.
Yes, the pop-loving eyes of Europe will be firmly affixed on the Swedish city of Malmö, as 39 countries from across the region compete for the most coveted prize in music – the Eurovision Song Contest winner’s trophy.
As always, the competition is split into three finals; the two semi finals (to be held on May 14 and 16) and the grand final (on May 18), in which the victorious countries from the two semi-finals will line up alongside the host nation Sweden and the “big five” of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
This is part 14 in our series and today we’re checking out what the good people of Hungary are serving up.
BYEALEX : Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix)
Hungary made their final choice for Eurovision 2013 via their national selection competition ‘A Dal’ early last month. Out of the eight finalists, the panel of judges and a national phone vote chose ByeAlex (aka Alex Márta) as the man for the job at this year’s event in Malmö.
The 29 year old hasn’t experienced huge success in his homeland, but his song ‘Kedvesem’ (‘My Darling’ in English) struck a chord with viewers, who gifted him 40% of the final vote. He’ll take to the stage in the second of the semi finals in the hope of advancing to the Grand Final on May 18.
It’s an unusual song, with a simple guitar line, a gentle marching beat and an occasional whistle balancing Alex’ soft vocal. It’s not expected to win (about 81-1 in current betting), but it’s a little different to the norm.