Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997

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Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Country  Hungary
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 28 February 1997
Selected entrant V.I.P.
Selected song "Miért kell, hogy elmenj?"
Finals performance
Final result 12th=, 39 points
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Hungary was represented by boyband V.I.P., with the song "Miért kell, hogy elmenj?", at the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 3 May in Dublin. "Miért kell, hogy elmenj?" was chosen as the Hungarian entry at the national final on 28 February.

Final[edit]

The national final was organised by broadcaster Magyar Televízió (MTV) and held at their studios in Budapest, hosted by István Vágó. 19 songs took part with the winner being chosen by voting from five regional juries, who each awarded 10-7-5-3-1 to their top five songs.[1]

Hungarian National Final - 28 February 1997
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Rockfort "Jolly" 14 3
2 Marianna Rozsi "Nem bújhatsz el" 0 14=
3 Adrienne Almási "Eltévedt üzenet" 0 14=
4 Szerda Délután "Valami eltűnt" 0 14=
5 Melinda és Lui "Talán" 0 14=
6 Orsi "Választok egy csillagot" 10 6
7 V.I.P. "Miért kell, hogy elmenj?" 27 1
8 Orsolya Ferencz "Ne bántsd a feketerigót" 0 14=
9 CET "Egy pillanat volt" 12 5
10 Péter Popper "Szavak nélkül" 5 9=
11 Veronika Nádasi "Tavasz a télben" 21 2
12 Csilla Auth "Nem lehet az utolsó az első szerelem" 3 11=
13 Dina "Ugye szólsz" 5 9=
14 Cotton Club Singers "Úgy szeress, mint én" 8 7=
15 Gábor Majsai "Mitől olvad a szíved fel?" 3 11=
16 Harvest "A hatordik sorban" 0 14=
17 Yellow Rebel "Csak te legyél" 1 13
18 Tamas Takáts "Újra itt volnál" 8 7=
19 Renáta Krassy "Dal neked" 13 4

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final V.I.P. performed 19th in the running order, following Malta and preceding Russia. At the close of voting "Miért kell, hogy elmenj?" had picked up 39 points (the highest an 8 from the United Kingdom), placing Hungary joint 12th (with Greece) of the 25 entries. The Hungarian jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners the United Kingdom.[2]

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Hungary[edit]

Points Awarded to Hungary
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Hungary[edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Spain
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Poland
6 points  Turkey
5 points  Austria
4 points  Estonia
3 points  Italy
2 points  France
1 point  Germany

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