Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Hungary
National selection
Selection process Eurovíziós Dalverseny 2008: Magyarországi döntő
Selection date(s) February 8, 2008
Selected entrant Csézy
Selected song "Candlelight"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (19th)
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Hungarian national final was held on February 8, 2008. MTV chose 15 artists (out of 30) to perform their song on Hungarian National Final. Every artists had to send the song in Hungarian and in English as well, so all of the songs in NF were in Hungarian, but the winner was sung in English in Serbia.

The hosts were Éva Novodomszky and Levente Harsányi.

The jury gave 1 to 10 points to the songs, and the televoting also made a rank for the songs. The first song on each list got 15 points. The total score decided the winner. In case of a tie, the televotes decided. The winner was Csézy with the song "Szívverés".[1] Three days later the new English version "Candlelight" was published.[2]

# Artist Song English translation Jury points Televotes Total Position
2 Ez ONE "Lesz, ki téged hazavár" Someone Will Wait For You 22 1 4 5 15
9 Lola "Legszebb nap" The Most Beautiful Day 30 8 11 19 6
7 Zsuzsa Imre "Érintés" Touching 27 5 10 15 10
3 Zsuzsi Vágó & Árpád Zsolt Mészáros "Két szív" Two Hearts 34 12 13 25 3
6 Fiesta "Gyűlölve szeretni" Love and Hate 30 8 12 20 5
5 Zsuzsa Antal & Fishers Company "Falak között" Between Walls 36 13 7 20 4
11 DURE "Nem ismerlek már" I Don't Know You Anymore 26 3 3 6 14
14 21 GRAMM "Még egy dal" One More Song 27 5 2 7 13
8 Csaba Gál (Boogie) "Úgy figyeltelek" I Was Looking At You 33 10 8 18 7
1 Candies "Van aki nyer" Somebody Wins 26 3 5 8 12
10 Adrien Szekeres "Piszkos tánc" Dirty Dance 39 15 14 29 2
4 Mónika Hoffman "Légy te az első" Be The Number One 31 9 1 10 11
15 Orsolya Szatmári "Véletlen" Accidentally 30 8 9 17 9
13 Csézy "Szívverés" Heartbeat 38 14 15 29 1
12 Orsolya Pflum "Távol" Far Away 34 12 6 18 8

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

At Eurovision[edit]

She competed in the second semi-final on May 22, performing fifteenth. She placed nineteenth and last with six points, getting four points from Serbia, one from Georgia and one from Denmark.

Points Awarded by Hungary[4][edit]

Points Awarded to Hungary (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klier, Marcus (2008-02-08). "Hungary decided: Csézy to Eurovision!". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  2. ^ Floras, Stella (2008-02-11). "Hungary: Csézy to perform in English in Belgrade". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Information on Hungarian broadcasting". eschungary.extra.hu. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  4. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008