Introducing 2012: Hungary!

All the entries for the 2012 contest have been selected and now My Eurovision Diary will introduce them to you!

Entrant: Compact Disco

The Hungarian four-member band Compact Disco is comprised of Behnam Lotfi – one half of the techno producing team Collins & Behnam – and three former members of the funk-pop outfit Brownfield: vocalist Csaba Walkó, keyboard player Gábor Pál and bass player Attila Sándor.

In 2005, Lofti was on the lookout for a talented vocalist when he spotted Walkó in the Hungarian equivalent of the TV talent show American Idol. He approached Walkó to sing lead vocals on Collins and Benham’s cover of Seal’s Killer. At that time, Walkó was singing in the funk-pop ensemble Brownfield. Fellow band member Gábor Pál, leader and founder of Toy Division, went along and the three founding members of Compact Disco – Lofti, Pal and Walkó – were introduced.

However, three years passed before the three got together as a band playing electronic vocal pop music. In August 2008 they rolled up their sleeves and started working immediately on their first collaboration: the trackFly Or Dive. In July 2009 the band had a name – Compact Disco – and their first album – Stereoid – was ready to launch.

The vocalist has been heavily criticized because of his live singing, actually it’s not that bad many other singers sing really different live than in studio version.

Entry: ‘Sound of our Hearts’

The song has been noted for the message it contains. It has a really complex vocabulary so here’s a glossary:

  • Zeal: Fervor for a person
  • Hatred: Intense hostility
  • Sown: To implant or induce

The song was composed and penned by Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor, Csaba Walkó all members of Compact Disco. And it was selected through ‘A Dal’ as well as Compact Disco.

Tomorrow we will introduce the Moldovan entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order! 



One comment on “Introducing 2012: Hungary!

  1. I love Hungary’s melodious electro pop song in studio version but I am very skeptical with regard to their live performance after having seen both their semi-final and final performances. There is a lot of room for improvement regarding both vocals and stage charisma. Nevertheless, the melody is great for my taste and I like the message the song transports, even if it is a bit cliché. As I have said before, unfortunately, they went astray with the imagery in the video. I utterly detest the “Oh, but the rich guys can be unhappy too” message conveyed there. After all, the rich guy will return to his luxury apartment in the evening where he can treat himself to practically everything that might make him feel better. He can even pay a shrink whereas the homeless guy will probably get another frozen toe amputated next winter. Fortunately, the video is irrelevant for ESC, and thus I can still give 7/12 and 21st place on my pre-regearsals list.

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