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Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 29
Country Flag of Hungary Hungary
National selection
Selection process A Dal 17
Selection date(s) 7 February 2018
Selected entrant Lola
Selected song "Telihold"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualified
(15th, 50 points)
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged
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Hungary participated in the twenty-nineth edition of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged which was hosted in Barcelona, Spain. The Hungarian entry was selected through the national competition A Dal 17, organised by the Hungarian broadcaster MTVA. Hungary was represented by Lola with the song "Telihold". The entry did not qualify from the second semi-final, finishing 15th with 50 points.

Before Eurovision Tengaged

On 23rd January 2018, MTVA announced that Hungary would participate in the twenty-nineth edition of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged.

A Dal 17

The format returned to the previous system format with 2 rounds. MTVA presented the 4 candidates with some familiar faces in it.

A total of 20 country juries took part in the jury voting, whose votes were added up to the televoting later. The final started on 30th January, ending on 6th February 2018. The winner announcement took place on 7th February 2018 where Lola was announced as the winner and won the right to represent Hungary in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 29 with her song "Telihold".

# Singer Song Jury Televote Points Place
1 Flag of Hungary Babé Sila "Luna" 136 126 22,58% 262 4
2 Flag of Hungary Rico ft. Miss Mood "Cella" 130 163 29,03% 293 2
3 Flag of Hungary Lola "Telihold" 152 145 25,81% 297 1
4 Flag of Ukraine Dimitri "Heaven" 142 126 22,58% 268 3

At Eurovision Tengaged

On 5 February 2018, the semi-final allocation draw for the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 29 took place. Hungary was drawn to perform in the second half of the second semi-final.

Lola finished in fifteenth place with 55 points in the semifinal.

Voting

Hungary participated and had to vote in the second semi-final. In the final, Hungary announced their votes as 10th.

Points awarded to Hungary

Points Awarded to Hungary (Semifinal)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Hungary

Semifinal 2 votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Serbia Serbia
10 Flag of Russia Russia
8 Flag of Belgium Belgium
7 Flag of Norway Norway
6 Flag of France France
5 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
4 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
3 Flag of Ireland Ireland
2 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
1 Flag of Armenia Armenia

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Croatia Croatia
10 Flag of Denmark Denmark
8 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
7 Flag of Belgium Belgium
6 Flag of France France
5 Flag of Iceland Iceland
4 Flag of Ireland Ireland
3 Flag of Estonia Estonia
2 Flag of Armenia Armenia
1 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine

Spokesperson and commentators

In Hungary, the semifinals and final were aired on MTVA. The Hungarian spokesperson in the grand final was Freddie.

See also