Unsubstantial Blues

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Hungary Unsubstantial Blues
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Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Imre Mózsik
Finals performance
Semi-final result
2nd
Semi-final points
224
Final result
9th
Final points
128
Appearance chronology
◄ "Forogj, világ!" (2005)   
"Candlelight" (2008) ►

"Unsubstantial Blues" (Hungarian: "Aprócska blues") is a song written and performed by Magdi Rúzsa. It was also the Hungarian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.

The song is written in the style of blues and is about a woman who is cheated on by a boyfriend. The lyrics to the Hungarian version were written by Rúzsa herself, who was inspired by "personal experience."[1] The Hungarian version was released as a single from her debut album Ördögi angyal (Devilish Angel) before the selection of Rúzsa as the country's Eurovision representative. The song was then translated into English by Imre Mózsik and announced as the Hungarian entry.

Controversy arose after it was selected because Rúzsa sang a verse as part of her audition for the television program Megasztár which aired in February 2006. The EBU required that no portion of an entry be "commercially released and/or publicly performed" before October 1, 2006 to be eligible for the contest. In the end the song was allowed to remain in the competition.[2]

Hungary did not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, so the song was performed in the semi-final held in Helsinki, Finland on 10 May 2007. It was the twenty-second song of the night and qualified for the final after receiving 224 points, second only to Serbia. Hungary was the eighth country to perform in the final, held on 12 May 2007, performing between Slovenia and Lithuania. At the close of voting it had received 128 points to finish in 9th place overall. This was Hungary's best placing since their debut in 1994 which placed 4th.

It was succeeded as Hungarian representative by "Candlelight" performed by Csézy.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Hungarian Airplay Chart[3] 9
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 59

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] esctoday.com
  2. ^ [2] esctoday.com
  3. ^ "Magdi Rúzsa chart positions". mahasz.hu. Retrieved May 17, 2007.
  4. ^ Swedish Singles Chart