Country Of The Month: Hungary Part 4 (Final)


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.

NOX – Forogj, világ!

In 2005, Hungary returned to the contest after a 7-year absence. NOX was selected to represent her country in the 50th Eurovision Song Contest. Her song was “Forogj, világ!”, which means “Spin, world”.

The song “Forogj, világ!”, was composed by Szabolcs Harmath. The lyrics were written by Attila Valla. At the end of the night, the song placed 12th with 97 points. At the semifinal, NOX finished 5th with 167 points.

NOX was a Hungarian band from 2003 to 2009. The band had two fixed members, Szilvia Péter Szabó and Tamás Nagy. Their song is a combination of traditional Hungarian sounds with modern ones. Throughout their career, they had released 7 albums.

I selected this entry for simply being the first after their longer absence to the contest.

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.

That is the last part of Hungary being the country of the month! Next week we are going to present to you a different country!

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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