Hungary’s A Dal grand final is scheduled for this Saturday 23 February, after three heats and two semifinals (held on 19, 26 January and 2, 9, 16 February). Links and exact time of the final will be posted closer to the event. The 8 finalists are (semifinal perfomances): 1. Acoustic Planet – Nyári Zápor [Summer Showers] 2. Gergö Oláh – Hozzád Bújnék [I’ll Hide You] 3. Bence Vavra – Szótlanság [Wordlessness] 4. The Middletonz – Roses 5. Gergö Széker – Madár, Repülj! [Bird, Fly!] 6. Bogi Nagy – Holnap [Tomorrow] 7. Joci Pápai – Az Én Apám [My Father] 8. Fatal Error – Kulcs [Key] Among the finalists, you will recognise previous ESC entrants Joci Pápai (2017), and the ever present András Kállay-Saunders (2014) aka The Middletonz. From the original lineup of 30 songs that went into the heats, there are two A Dal regulars that I think might have deserved to make it to the final, but were left behind: yesyes – Incomplete (Ádám Szabó still can’t sing) and Leander Kills – Hazavágyom [Nostalgic]. Other A Dal regular Petruska originally qualified from semifinal one (with a meh song), but was then disqualified amidst a plagiarism scandal and replaced by Gergö Oláh (God knows why, it’s awful). I like Bence Vavra's song the most, with Joci Pápai's a close second. Bogi Nagy's became pleasant around the 3rd listening, she's sweet. Fatal Error is wasted potential (good instrumental, lousy vocals).