Hungary is arranging one of the most extensive national finals in Eastern Europe every year. The show called “A Dál” and talented singers and songwriters can present their compositions, which will get judged by an expert jury and televoters. This year Joci Pápai could impress the TV spectators and the jury with his extraordinary song “Origo” (origin). This is a special situation as Joci is Roman, an ethnic group which does not have a solid stand in Hungary and faces a lot of discrimination. Therefore it’s amazing to see that Joci has been chosen to represent Hungary in Eurovision.
Joci Pápai was born in Tata, 70 km outside of Budapest in 1981. He also group with in family of musicians. His father is the leader of the gypsy orchestra with more than 70 members. Therefore Joci came into contact with music at an early age. Joci composed his song by himself. The theatrical composition has a lot of verve and rhythm and has a unique sound – very interesting though. Many people believe that he could end up very high in Kiev. Joci said that “Origo” is 100% him. Good to see that Hungary is trying new things, this will be highly appreciated internationally.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.