Participant(s): Compact Disco Song:Sound of our hearts Composer(s) & Writer(s): Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó
As Hungary has shown a master song last year with “What about my dreams”, the international expectations might be very high this year as well. Therefore the broadcaster has arranged a big national selection even with semi finals like in other countries. At the end “Sound of our hearts” by Compact Disco won the ticket to Baku.
This song cannot be compared with last year’s entry in Düsseldorf, as it’s a total different music genre – a kind of Hungarian radio pop, no disco at all as the name of the group could suspect. The “Sound of our hearts” maybe not convinces by first listening, but it develops every time a bit more, a quite beautiful and dreamy song with a nice piano accompaniment.
The focus for the group should lay on the stage performance to stand out of the others, as there will be tough semi finals this year.
Hungary had its debut with “Kink Mendham El Vétkeimet” by Friderika Bayer in 1994 and came 4th surprisingly. A remarkable placing in the debut year, also for other newcomers like Poland (2nd) and Russia (7th), they all shaped up very well in Dublin. From that debut year Hungary did not participate on a regular basis, the biggest pause has been between 1998 and 2005.
Hungary came back with new music and a lot of energy in 2005. The group NOX could bring Hungary back to a good position with a very well choreographed folkloristic dance song “Forogj Világ” which came 12th in the final, which did not only delighted the TV viewers and audience, furthermore, Hungary found back in the contest with a big wow! There were other flashy entries like “Unsubstantial Blues” by Magdi Rúsza in 2007 (9th) and last year’s entry “What about my dreams” by Kati Wolf in 2011 (22nd) which brought Hungary glamour and international attention even if the placing was not deserved. Maybe it was due to the old fashioned stage performance of Kati and her team. The song was definitely one of the favourites in the arena in Düsseldorf.