Country Of The Month: Hungary Part 2

Introduction

We decided to start our new series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Hungary. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Hungarian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Friderika Bayer – Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?

In 1994, Hungary debut in the contest along with Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. Friderika Bayer was selected to represent her country in the 39th Eurovision Song Contest. Her song was “Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?”, which means “To whom can I tell my sins?”. The song was the first Hungarian entry to the contest.

The song “Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?”, was composed by Szilveszter Jenei. The conductor of the live performance was Péter Wolf. At the end of the night, the song placed 4th among 25 songs, with 122 points. That is the best result of the country, until today.

Friderika Bayer was born on 4th of October 1971, in Budapest. Her Eurovision participation was her first step in her musical career. Her song became quickly gold and she won many awards. A year later, she won at the 32nd Sopot Festival in Poland. Since 2001, she is part of the bath of the Faith Church in Budapest.

I selected this entry for two reasons. First of all, is the first of the country at the contest and secondly because it’s the best result of Hungary.

Hungary in the Eurovision 🇭🇺

Hungary debut at the contest in 1994. Since then, the country has participated 17 times, missing the event nine times – 1996, 1999-2004, 2010. The first years, the country suffered from pour results. That’s was the reason for their absence in a couple of contest. Their last 2010 withdrawal was due to financial reasons.

The country has qualified from the semifinals 14 out of the 17 times. Failing in 2008, 2009 and more recently in 2019. Its worst result came in 2008, finishing last (19) in the semifinal. On the other hand, its best result (4th) came in 1994 with its debut.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Hungary? Let us know in the comment box below.

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