Freddie (singer)

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Freddie
ESC2016 - Hungary Meet & Greet 06.jpg
Freddie at an Eurovision meet and greet in Stockholm in 2016
Background information
Birth nameGábor Alfréd Fehérvári
Born (1990-04-08) 8 April 1990 (age 29)
Győr, Hungary
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
Years active2010–present
Labels
  • Misztral Music
Websitehttp://www.fehervarigaboralfred.hu/
Freddie in 2015

Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári (born 8 April 1990), known by his stage name Freddie, is a Hungarian singer. He first came to prominence after placing fourth in the first season of the Hungarian version of Rising Star. He later became the Hungarian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.[1]

Career[edit]

Freddie's grandfather was Hungarian football coach Alfréd Fehérvári (1925–2007). Freddie studied at a commercial college before his music career, and worked as an assistant in Győr. By 2010, he had not only sung but also played guitar in small bands. Freddie first performed professionally in the Hungarian version of Rising Star. He reached the top twelve, then top six and then in the top four qualifiers. In the finals, he finished in fourth place. After Rising Star, collaborating with András Kállay-Saunders, Freddie performed his first original song, "Mary Joe", and reached the Petőfi Radio Top 30 list. It became one of the domestic summer hits of 2015. He began performing under his stage name Freddie in Autumn 2015.

In December 2015, it was announced that Freddie would participate in A Dal 2016 with the song "Pioneer". He won A Dal and represented his home country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in May 2016, reaching the final and coming in 19th place overall.[2] He also hosted A Dal 2018, along with Krisztina Rátonyi.

Discography[edit]

Freddie after winning A Dal in early 2016.

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
HUN SWE
"Mary Joe" 2015 Pioneers
"Neked nem kell"
"Pioneer" 1 [a]
"Na jó, Hello" 2016
"Ez a vihar" 2017
"Csodák" 1
"Nincsen holnap" 30

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pioneer" did not enter the Sverigetopplistan, but peaked at number 3 on the Swedish Heatseekers chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freddie wins in Hungary!". Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (15 December 2015). "Hungary: Participants of A Dal 2016 announced". EBU.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Boggie
with "Wars for Nothing"
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by
Joci Pápai
with "Origo"