According to recent posts the Hungarian national broadcaster MTV, has just revealed some details about the procedure of the submitting songs for the 2013 edition of A Dal, the show that is going to select the Hungarian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo.
As it has already been published in the official site of INFE Greece, the Hungarian Eurovision national selection A Dal will consist of a total of 6 shows (3 heats, 2 semi-finals and the grand final).
There would be two semi-finals on the 23th and 24th of February and the grand final that is going to take place on 2 March. The heats are scheduled to be held on 2, 9 and 16 February.
As it has been claimed MTV has received a total of 240 songs, the broadcaster will now shortlist them to 30. A total of 30 entries/acts will fight for the golden ticket to Malmö. 10 songs will compete in each semi-final. The special jury will shortlist the songs from 10 to 4 in the grand final and the public will decide the winner via televoting.
The jury is being consisted of the following persons:-
• Csaba Walkó – Member of Compact Disco who represented Hungary in Baku in 2012 with Sound Of Our Hearts
• Philip Rákay – Programme director
• Jenő Csiszár – Radio anchor
• Viktor Rakonczai – Composer and member of VIP who represented Hungary in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest
• Magdi Rúzsa – Singer who represented Hungary in 2007, finishing in 9th place in the Final in Helsinki with Unsubstantial Blues, which was Hungary’s best result since their fourth place on their debut in 1994.
As it concerns the language in which the songs in the national final will be sung that would be Hungarian, but the artists can attach an English version as well.
The broadcasters MTVA and MTV would make the final decision on what language the Hungarian entry will be sung in Malmö. The participants also have to assure, that they will be available to take part fully in the Eurovision project and have no other commitments. MTVA and MTV also reserve the right to change the artist, the title of the song, the language and even the name of the artist or the band up until 5 days before the Eurovision Song Contest submission deadline.
INFE network has finally a department in France as well. Our partners from Euroidol.fr have applied for full membership two months ago and right after the Core meeting in Barcelona, the board has decided upon accepting their application. Mr Emmanuel Bachelot is the french delegate of INFE Network in France and their team has also been granted as member of the INFE Core. The President is willing to help them in anyway the Network can , in order to make Eurovision popular once again in a country that pays a definite amount of money for the contest as a BIG 5 country as France is. Salut INFE France !!!
The voting procedure has been completed. 18 out of 19 member clubs voted in our annual Video contest. INFE Azerbaijan failed to vote until the deadline given and therefore has been annihilated and ranked up last. INFE Tunisia on the other hand has been declared the winner of the 2nd INFEvision Video contest and therefore the host club of INFEvision 2013. We would like to congratulate the Tunisian Fans for their victory with Emel Malthlouthi and her song Ma lkit (not found) . So here is the complete rank list :
From 2nd to 4th November, Barcelona will be hosting the annual meeting of INFE Network . INFE Spain has received the responsibility from INFE Network’s board.
INFE Network ‘s annual meeting agenda includes:
1. Approval of membership applications
2. Member cards
3. Eurovision 2013
4. Improvement of Regulations
5. Annual events of Network
6. Deontology Committee
7. Annual meeting host INFE for 2013
8. Other issues
Apart from the meeting, there will be plenty of time for sightseeing and entertainment in such a beautiful city as Barcelona. We are sure the INFE Spain will be a great host . See you soon in Barcelona.
Pastora Soler dedicated warm regards and greets to the AEV Spanish fans and in particular to the listeners of AEV podcast Estando Contigo. Pastora was in El Rincón de la Victoria nearby Malaga in the celebrations of the Spanish religious acts for Easter Holy Week.
Special thanks to the Spanish member Salvador Escudero for his perseverance and time invested in providing this video.
Kosovo will not be joining EBU neither take part in the Eurovision Song Contest for now. Kosovo broadcasting station RTK requested to join EBU in order to be able to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, since they find the competition “key to build up Kosovo international status”.
The rejection was justified since Kosovo does not belong to the International Telecommunication Union, the specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for information and communication technologies, which membership is required to be a member of the EBU.
Since Kosovo has been not recognized by the UN cannot be part of the ITU
The Israeli entry for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest was officially presented today. In February, a 11 member IBA appointed committee internally selected Izabo to represent the country in Baku with the song ‘Time’. Israeli entry, ‘Time’, was written by Ran Shem-Tov and Shiri Hadar, two of Izabo’s members. The song is described as pop with oriental flavour.
With guests , last year´s Danish entrants A Friend In London and Howie D, member of Backstreet Boys, the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on Saturday 21rst January 2012. Among the special guests will also be Alexander Rybak, winner of 2009. The Dansk Melodi Grand will take place on Gigantium Arena in Aalborg at 21.00 and the fans will have the ability to watch it via internet aswell , through the official DR website.
The 9 songs competing are :
Jesper Norshtedt – Take our hearts
Aya – Best thing I got
Kenneth Potempa – Reach the sky
Ditte Marie – Overflow
Phillip Hallou & Emilia – Baby love me
Suriya – Forever I be young
Karen Viuff – Universe
Soluna Samaay – Should have known better
Chris Brons and Patrick Isaksson – Venter
You can also listen to the songs here.
The result will be based on 50% verdict of an international jury with professionals of the music industry, which will give Denmark a small push to win the contest after a few successful results over the last years.
The jury members will be coming from Norway, Russia, Germany and Azerbaijan, the last 4 winning countries of the Eurovision Song Contest.
AEV Espana , one of the biggest Eurovision Fanclubs in Spain, is as from yesterday a full member of INFE Network. The club , took their Congress Meeting in Cordoba where they arranged their Board Elections and their annual member meeting. President of the Club is Mr. Juanma López. We greet them warmly in our network and wish them all the best.
Schweizer Fernesehen, the local swiss national broadcaster and member of EBU, announced late at night the complete results of the country’s national final, which took place last night in Kreuzlingen Arena.Here are the full results of the 14 songs, that competed last night
1. Sinplus -Unbreakable(17.87%)
2.IVO – Peace & Freedom(16.02%)
3.Chiara Dubey – Anima nuova(13.82%)
4.I Quattro – Fragile(10.56%)
5.Katherine St-Laurent – Wrong to Let You Go(9.91%)
6.Patric Scott feat. Fabienne Louves – Real Love(9.81%)
7.Raphael Jeger – The Song In My Head(5.96%)
8.Lys Assia – C’était ma vie(5.46%)
9. Macy – Shining(3.49%)
10.Atomic-Angels – Black Symphony(2.36%)
11.Emel – She(1.3%)
12.Guillermo Sorya – Baby Baby Baby(1.19%)
13.Ze Flying Zezettes Orchestra – L’autre(1.17%)
14.Sosofluo – Quand je ferme les yeux(1.08%)
You can watch the complete show of last night’s Swiss National Final by clicking here.