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|Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry|
|Artist(s)||Szilvia Péter Szabó
|◄ "A holnap már nem
lesz szomorú" (1998)
|"Unsubstantial Blues" (2007) ►|
Forogj, világ! (English translation: "Spin, World!") was the Hungarian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in Hungarian by NOX. The song is folk-inspired, in which the singer asks the world to continue spinning in order that she may discover more about herself. She sings "I want to be somewhere else for a long time", implying that she is impatient for the world to spin in order to leave her old life behind.
The Eurovision performance featured Hungarian folk dancers, reminiscent of Ruslana's energetic performance of "Wild Dances" at the 2004 Contest, as well as of Riverdance (itself a former Contest interval act). At the opening, Tamás Nagy was eventually joined by four others who provided vocal support for lead singer Szilvia Péter Szabó, who wore a revealing black costume and performed a simplified version of the dance routine during the chorus.
As Hungary had not taken part in the Contest since 1998, the song was initially performed in the semi-final of the Contest. Here, it was performed fifteenth (following Romania's Luminiţa Anghel & Sistem with "Let Me Try" and preceding Finland's Geir Rönning with "Why"). In the semi-final voting, it received 167 points, and placed 5th in the 25-strong field; high enough to qualify for the final.
In the final, it was performed first (preceding the United Kingdom's Javine with Touch My Fire). At the close of voting, it had received 97 points, placing 12th in a field of 24 despite strong early results. This result would have relegated Hungary to the semi-final had they competed in the 2006 Contest.
The following year, in 2006 an English version was recorded, entitled "Spin, World". Just like the previous Hungarian entry (A holnap már nem lesz szomorú), the title was taken from the direct English translation of the Hungarian title, even though the exact title does not appear in the English version.
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- "Hungarian version lyrics with English translation". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
- "English version lyrics". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
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