Gigi Radics

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Gigi Radics
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Gigi Radics in 2016.
Background information
Birth name Georgina Radics
Born (1996-08-18) 18 August 1996 (age 21)
Salgótarján, Hungary
Genres Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2012–present
Labels Magneoton

Georgina "Gigi" Radics (born 18 August 1996 in Salgótarján, Hungary) is a Hungarian singer who is best known for participating in A Dal 2013 and 2014.

Career[edit]

2012: Megasztár[edit]

In February 2012, Radics was chosen to be one of the finalists of season six of the Hungarian music show, Megasztár. In her first live performance, she was paired against Andreas Csonka and performed "Hate That I Love You" by Rihanna and Ne-Yo. Radics ended up victorious.[1] Radics was consistent each week and ended up winning the competition.

2013–present: A Dal[edit]

On 10 January 2013, Radics was announced as one of the thirty finalists for A Dal 2013 with her song "Úgy fáj".[2] She competed in the first heat, held on 16 February 2013. Radics was awarded the most jury points of the heat and was able to qualify to the semi-finals without having to face the public vote.[3] Radics later competed in the second semi-final held on 24 February 2013. After receiving 42 points from the jury, there was a tie between herself and the group United. The jury later decided that Radics would be their second jury qualifier and she once again did not need to face the public vote.[4] The final of A Dal took place on 2 March 2013. Radics performed fourth and received the second most amount of jury points, advancing to the public vote round. In the public vote, she placed third only behind András Kállay-Saunders and his song "My Baby" and the winner ByeAlex and his song "Kedvesem".[5]

On 11 December 2013, Radics was announced once again to be one of the thirty competitors in A Dal, this time with an English language dance-pop song "Catch Me".[6] She competed in the third heat on 8 February 2014, performing first, but did not receive enough jury points to be a jury qualifier. However, Radics was later announced as one of the qualifiers through the public vote and moved on to the semi-finals.[7] Radics performed eighth in the first semi-final held on 15 February 2014. She once again did not receive enough jury points, but this time the public vote did not send her through to the finals and she was eliminated.[8]

She was again announced to partake in A Dal, this time in the 2017 edition with See it Through. She has progressed to the final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.origo.hu/teve/20120224-nyolc-hely-szabad-meg-a-megasztarban.html
  2. ^ Juhász, Ervin (10 January 2013). "Hungary: 30 songs announced". escXtra.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. 
  3. ^ Brey, Marco (16 February 2013). "Hungary: Results of the third quarter final". Eurovision.tv. 
  4. ^ Brey, Marco (24 February 2013). "Hungary: Second semi-final set of qualifiers". Eurovision.tv. 
  5. ^ Brey, Marco (2 March 2013). "It's ByeAlex for Hungary!". Eurovision.tv. 
  6. ^ Klész, Imre (11 December 2013). "Kihirdették a Dal 2014 résztvevőinek előzetes listáját" (in Hungarian). ESC Hungary. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Brey, Marco (8 February 2014). "Hungary: Who qualified in the third quarter-final?". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Brey, Marco (15 February 2014). "Hungary: A Dal first semi-final results". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 15 February 2014.