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The other day a  joint announcement was made at the press conference, held by the Hungarian National Broadcasting(MTVA) and the Hungarian Television (MTV). The main purpose was to announce “NEED A SONG”  to the forthcoming 2012 year’s Eurovision Song Contest arranged in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku.

Attending at this press conference was Ms. Kati Wolf, last year’s succesful singer representing Hungary with her song: “What about my Dreams”.  Also one of the young talented singers, Ms. Gabi Tóth was present and said she would be extremely happy to represent Hungary, at the next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.

The Press Conference was held by: Mr. Ferenc L. Gazsó, Deputy Director General for Content Production at MTVA, Mr. Philip Rákay, Intendant of  Channel m1 and m2, Ms. Adrienne Szilágyi, Head of Entertainment, Hungarian Television and Ms. Ágnes Cserháti, spokesman lady of the Media Services and Support Trust Fund.

Deputy Director General for Content Production at MTVA, Mr. Ferenc L. Gazsó stated: “We are proud of taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest, next year. This will be our 12th occasion in participating at  the Eurovision Song Contest. With Kati Wolf’s participation in the year of 2011, we could show that after the integration of the Hungarian public service media, the song contest and its message reached a larger audience than ever before.” Also stated, Hungary is delighted to be a part again in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Well known that each year more than 100 million spectators are watching  on the spot and through the TV sets. The songs will be selected, decided by a jury and there will be a tele-voting in each semi-final. Winners will be announced after the two semi-finals and will be broadcasted live on the Hungarian television, Channel: m1. The tele-voting will count as a result of one plus jury.

During the press conference the regulations were  announced by Mr. Philip Rákay: “All entries must be received no later than Tuesday, midnight, December, 20. 2011. Judging will be based on the originality, on excellence in songwriting and the composition with its style. The song has to be in a three minutes maximum length. The artists that will be participating on the  26th of May, 2012 Eurovision Song Contest must reach the age of  being already 16 years old. At the Eurovision Song Contest,  the song performed on the stage can only be of six people at a time. No live animal is allowed on the stage. A song call has been opened by MTV for local and foreign composers. All entries have to be absolutely originally new songs, i.e. not to have had been on-air, broadcasted earlier than the 1st of September, 2011. After the selection of the song it will be decided to who will be the singer to represent Hungary with it at the Eurovision Song Contest.”

Entries must include: written form of lyrics, the artist (composer and performers), authors have to supply press photos. Also have to attach the artist(s), the author(s)  biography of the CD in Hungarian and English-language. The CD must be prepared  with audio material and audio files in mp3 format. All the documents and CDs has to be sealed, posted as a registered mail.

Entries must be posted to: MTVA 3rd District, 64, Kunigunda Road – Budapest.



Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 09/12/2011 at 09:53

    I have often wondered how the organisation and presentation of such a widely watched competition is put together…It surely is a massive project and to receive such a wonderful telecast on television in my country which is so far away and without any practical involvement and yet so many Aussies talk about the acts presented on the previous evening is a clear indication of the professionalism involved behind the scenes….The report on this site gave an insight into the behind the scenes workings which would otherwise not be available through local media…Thank You very much.

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