Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country Hungary
National selection
Selection processEurovíziós Dalverseny 2008: Magyarországi döntő
Selection date(s)February 8, 2008
Selected entrantCsézy
Selected song"Candlelight"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (19th,6 points)
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Hungary participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, held in Belgrade, Serbia.

Eurovíziós Dalverseny 2008: Magyarországi döntő[edit]

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]

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

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

At Eurovision[edit]

In previous years, if a country placed in the top 10 countries in the final they automatically qualified to the final of the next contest. Had this rule remained for the 2008 contest, Hungary would have directly qualified for the final. However, a change in rules due to the large intake of countries participating in the contest meant that only five countries, the host country and the Big 4 countries, would automatically qualify to the final. As such, Hungary were forced to compete in one of the two semi-finals of the 2008 contest in Serbia. 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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Floras, Stella (2008-02-11). "Hungary: Csézy to perform in English in Belgrade". EscToday.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010-05-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Information on Hungarian broadcasting". eschungary.extra.hu. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-05-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008