Tonight, Hungary will choose its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Eight songs will compete in the final of A Dal 2018. Here are my thoughts about those eight songs:

yesyes with I Let You Run Away

Very nice and powerful song. It’s not immediately my style or type of music, but I appreciate it. The accordion is my favourite thing about the entire song. I really think that this song has a chance of winning A Dal this year. I’m not saying that they wouldn’t deserve it, but the song isn’t that great in my opinion. 5/10

Tamás Horváth with Meggyfa

This song is so amazing, definitely one of the best songs I’ve heard in this year’s national selections. I think that this song really represents Hungary with it’s sound, instruments, language. Perfect song to follow last year’s song Origo. I really think that this is the sound Hungary needs at Eurovision. An etnic song always does well and has a lot of fans, me included. I would be very happy to see this song in Lisbon. 9/10

AWS with Viszlát nyár

I do appreciate a nice rock song now and then at Eurovision. I think it’s nice to see all kind of songs being performed. This certainly isn’t a normal or usual song for Hungary at the contest. I don’t know if this song would be the best choice for Hungary, since not everyone likes this type of music. I just know that I would never listen to this song. 4/10

Zsolt Süle with Zöld a május

I really think this song has a nice vibe, it’s a calming song for me. But I know that not a lot of people like this type of music. And I also don’t think that an artist who’s a bit older is the best thing for the Eurovision Song Contest. But I really like the instruments and the sounds in it. 5/10

Gergely Dánielfy with Azt mondtad

This song gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Last year, only Salvador made me have goosebumps. So what I’m trying to say is that this song really reminds me of last year’s winner. And I don’t know if people would want a similar winner. But this song is a masterpiece. The part from 1:12 to 1:27 is the best thing I’ve heard in years. The Hungarian language is just perfect and this song is magical. I really hope people will like it as much as I do. 9/10

Gábor Heincz Biga with Good Vibez

This is pretty good and quite nice to listen to, once in a while. But it’s certainly not Eurovision. I actually really like his voice but it’s just a bit boring to watch this being performed live. This song should only be heard on the radio and nowhere else. 4/10

Leander Kills with Nem szól harang

Another rock song for Hungary, and I have to say that I like this one better. He has a powerful voice, but it’s still clear what he’s singing. And again, I would never listen to this but I don’t mind watching the performance. I just think that rock songs at Eurovision are very limited, there are not a lot of options when it comes to staging and performance. 4/10

Viktor Király with Budapest Girl

This song is very sweet and simple, but probably too simple for Eurovision. It is a very catchy song though and it’s easy to sing along. But that’s mostly because the lyrics are so easy and even a bit cheap as well. I don’t mind listening to the song at all, but I hope Hungary doesn’t send this to Lisbon just because the song is about a girl from Budapest. Don’t be that obvious, Hungary! 5/10

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