Country Of The Month: Hungary Part 3


We decided to continue 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.

Magdi Rúzsa – Unsubstantial Blues

In 2007, Hungary returned to the contest after a one-year absence. Magdi Rúzsa was selected to represent her country in the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest. Her song was “Unsubstantial Blues”.

The song “Unsubstantial Blues”, was composed by Magdi Rúzsa herself. The lyrics were written by Imre Mózsik. At the end of the night, the song placed 9th with 128 points. That is the first Top-10 result of the country since its 4th place in 1994. At the semifinal, she finished 2nd with 224 points.

Magdolna “Magdi” Rúzsa was born in 28th of November 1985, in Serbia. She was part of the Hungarian minority of Serbia. In 2006 she auditioned for a TV music talent show, which she won it. A year after she represented her country to the contest. By the end of the contest, she was awarded the “The Best Composer Award”. Since then she has released several songs, all of them have entered the national charts. Her last album came out in December 2018 and reached the first place at the charts.

I selected this entry for simply being the first Top-10 place for the country in 13 years.

Hungary in the Eurovision 🇭🇺

Hungary debuted 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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