#HUNGARY: LIVE BLOG for A Dal Semi-final two from 1930 CET
#Join us tonight at 19:30 CET for our LIVE rolling blog of the Second semi-final of A Dal 2017. Nine acts will compete for a place in the Final on 18 February.
The 9 Acts tonight are :
|Nyitva a ház||Roma Soul||38||5|
|Kill your monster||Peet Project||38||5|
|Frozen king||Mrs Columbo||37||7|
|17||Kállay Saunders Band||42||4|
|#Háttérzaj||Zävodi & Olivér Berkes||43||2|
|Hosszú idök||Totova & Freddie Shuman feat Begi Lotfi||44||1|
So sit back and get ready for Dr. Phil to give you his spin on tonight’s Hungarian second heat of A-Dal 2017 – JUST REFRESH THE PAGE for the upto date comments – at your own risk!Four lucky songs will qualify for the final.
Evening all. We will be off shortly!
Song 1 – Together
Adam seems to be out falsettoing himself from the first quarter final on this one and the people with the bird cages are back It’s heavy on the old symbolism but to my ear light on ideas This jury though… who knows…37 points
Song 2 – Frozen King
Mrs columbo next She looks like a western geisha girl and the song is electric and ecclectic with the reliance on keyboards and synths to hide her rather monotonic voice if it’s all about the song then in this round it shouldn’t be saved by the jury like in the QF . 37 points too.
Song 3 – Nyitva a ház
Here is your ethnic quota. Remember the psychedelic shirts and paisley background? They are back but this time round the song seems to have found a nieche and sounds fresh even with the rap considering the two that have gone before it This might force the jury’s hand for large scores to get it through. Shots of said jurors make them seem happy Should score more than 37. And it does 38!!!
Song 4- Kill your monster
Peet project up next. Channelling a low budget 1985 light pop tune their smug looking punchable faced front man tries to sell me this song and he does a reasonable job if it, if it didn’t sound so bloody dated!!! They also try a little bit too hard but the audience seem to be cheering for this one but for all the fact that I love the 80s it looks and feels formulaic, even down to the head movements It should go into the lead tho. No!! 38 points
Song 5 – 17
Kallay Saunders getting through to the fina, on the strength of his name and not his song that’s for sure The song about teenage sex, drinking and other illicit things sounds a better idea than a song it’s dirty and r n b and with that MJ vibe but…repetitive 42 points .
Song 6 – Hatterzaj
Thank god for long advert breaks. Diet Coke is a saviour, Anyhow back to the songs . Another empassioned and boring ballad next by two hairy hipsters Even setting the piano afire like the makemakes did can’t help this song but I will give it its due, it’s hitting the notes with the audience and it’s sung well but it’s a bit dry 43 points takes it into the lead.
Song 7 -Élet
Leander Kills are what is known as a proper rock band and boy does it show. They seem to be able to change the tempo at will of this song from throaty rock song to Schlager rock in a couple of bars It’ll have its constituency tho .. 43 points .
Song 8 – Hosszú idök
Lots of flag waving and fireworks for this one. Didn’t pay much attention but it sounded ok!!! 44 Points .
Song 9 – Karcok
Benjamin is the last one up tonight with a song not about dogging but seemingly more innocent. Starts at the piano but sounds out of tune from the getgo like he did in heat one my ears seem to tell me. Vocally gets back on it during the latter part of the first verse but needing to score 43 might be beyond this one. 33 points
Kallay not through as of right but surely through televoting??? We will see.
And the lucky Televoting qualifier is…. Kallay Saunders in a shock that no one saw coming!!!
The final will be next Saturday!!
Author – Phil Colclough
Source, Eurovision Ireland, A Dal, Oneurope