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1.The band was formed in Budapest in 2006 by Bence Brucker, Dániel Kökényes, Örs Siklósi and Áron Veress when they were just teenagers. Soma Schiszler joined later.
2.The music of AWS utilizes metal, psychedelic rock, alternative and post-rock styles.
3.Their music videos often have juxtapositions of images of violence and celebrities in order to bring light to problems that the world faces.
4. The music of AWS is a tool for expressing a wide range of emotions ranging from extreme anger to exalted joy. That is why AWS have started writing lyrics in Hungarian early on as they think to be able to convey their thoughts much more eloquently this way.
5.They claim to be proud supporters of the anti-celebrity culture and do their utmost to bring good music.
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AWS for sure the loudest entree of this year and maybe the once who were most surprised by being selected spoke to us.
Örs (vocals), Roni (drums) and Bence (guitar) answered our questions. Read now what the told us about Portugal & Co.
1. When you think about Portugal, what is the first thing having in mind?
Bence: Luis Figo
Örs: Good wines, beautiful country, and of course Moonspell!
Roni: I love Portuguese language, and of course the ocean.
2. Have you ever been to Lisbon and what did you like the most? Or what are you the most excited about Lisbon, if it is your first time?
Bence: I’ve never been there yet, so I'm more than excited about it. I heard that there are many beautiful sights, tasty dishes and nice people.
Örs: This will be my first time and I’m really exited! I want to see all the monuments of your city. For example the miradouros, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. George and the Santa Justa lift.
Roni: I've never been there before, and the first thing I would like to do is watching the ocean from the city.
3. What was your reaction about the victory of Salvador last year?
Örs: I think he was a pioneer. I agree with him that there is no need for so much glitter and fuss. Celebrities are just the same as everyone else, everyone is equal.
4. How did the idea come up to participate at the national final? And how surprised have you been about winning?
Örs: I never thought that we could win. I’m so proud that I can represent my country, and my subculture in the ESC.
Bence: We'd like to show that there's a scene, a complete genre, which should get much more attention in the media. We were totally shocked, when we heard our name at the final.
Roni: We just wanted to write a typical AWS song, but it became something beyond that goal, and we decided to sign it up for the contest.
5. What was your link to Eurovision so far?
Örs: I liked it when Lordi blew up the stage...
Roni: I knew Abba was a winner, and Abba is great, but when Lordi won the contest it was the best.
6. What do you expect from Eurovision for your musical career?
Örs: I don’t want to be a typical celebrity, I want to have concerts in my country, and I want to tell everybody: metalheads are not as scary as many people think.
Roni: A lot of new knowledge about music and music industry.
Bence: We hope that we'll reach more and more people with our music and our message.
7. What does the theme “All aboard” means to you?
Örs: I think equality is the most important catchword of these days. This applies to all nations, groups, people and attitudes. By participating as a metal band in Eurovision, the slogan is even more powerful for us.
Roni: Something which makes us work ALL together on a great thing.
8. Eurovision this year will be without big LED walls, what do you think about that fact?
Örs: Talent can be and should be visible without LED walls as well.
Bence: We don't have LED walls on our shows either so it'll be familiar for us.
Roni: I like the idea, because we can focus more on the music instead.
9.. The inspiration for the theme of this year was the ocean. Which meaning does it has for you?
Örs: I never saw the ocean, this'll be my first time. But the ocean for me is freedom, infinity and incomprehensible.
Bence: I’ve been in love with the ocean since I was a child. I have tattoos with whales and other cetaceans so I'm very happy about this year’s theme.
Roni: I love the ocean. I am also in awe, but it's the most beautiful thing in our world I think.
10. What is the story behind your song?
Örs: I lost my father one year ago. The song is about losing someone you really loved, it’s about dealing with death – a topic which is very poorly treated in our culture. If we got to know it and learned how to process it, we could have a much happier life.
Roni: It's about to say goodbye to somebody who died, and learning how to deal with those feelings.
Thanks Örs, Bence and Roni for the interview and sure you will be unforgetable at Eurovision.
Pedro de Almeida
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Joci is the first gypsy singing for Hungary and he is the one bringing back ethnic music to Eurovision this year.
Eurovision on top had the chance to speak to Joci and get some background about his participation.
Read now what Joci thinks about his participation this year.
1. Joci, how would your best friend introduce you?
He can always trust me, and depend on me. I never judge their lives, choices, however, if asked, can advise one thing or another. Also, I can be a real joker once a party gets going.
2. What was the background of your decision to participate at the Hungarian national final this year?
Once this song, Origo came to me, I knew that I must share it with a broader audience. I think its words together with the tune can touch a great mass. Europeans, Romanis, and, actually people from around the world.
3. What is the story behind your song?
Just read the english lyrics and feel free to understand and get the ‘feeling’.
Verse 1: Time for you to close your eyes To see me clear without disguise For you to have my heart in all You have to get to know my soul If you don’t need me let me go I was meant to be a John Doe Suffering’s a thing I know But the Lord is mindful of his own Chorus: Jálomá lommá, jálomá lommá Jálomá lommá lomalom Jálomá lommá, jálomá nédinná Jálomá lommá, lomálom
Verse 2: Why didn’t you let me know My skin’s color will stop the show My eyes are brown, you knew it well They’ll never change as I can tell You fill me up right to the brim But we’re overflown so leave me be Go away and shut the door You’ll be damned forevermore
Chorus: Jálomá lommá, jálomá lommá Jálomá lommá lomalom Jálomá lommá, jálomá nédinná Jálomá lommá, lomálom
Rap: At the age of 4 God talked to me And armed well to set me free With this weapon I couldn’t stop to exercise It grew to be my part like the sword for the Samurai I can trust it, he’s a friend I know Will show me the truth and a way to follow It’s covenant that stays with me forever It can’t be forsaken now or never The child’s blessed with mysterious powers They are all afraid, I can tell, the doubters My strings attack and the bodies cry There’s no defence, it’s like venom and it’s set to fire That’s spreading ‘round and through the masses You hear the tunes, you know I got this! A million scars and endless road near and far Tears of thousands streaming down my guitar
Chorus: Jálomá lommá, jálomá lommá Jálomá lommá lomalom Jálomá lommá, jálomá nédinná Jálomá lommá, lomálom
4. You said that you know that your song was powerful. Why is it so and what’s the message of Origo?
For me this song is like the achievement of a lifetime, it represents my whole life. I wrote both the music and the lyrics and I’ve managed to write it just as I wanted to. Pain, knocking around, being offended, coming together and the love of music – these are significant things in my life and are all included in this song. I know that this is a bit of a cliché but the message of the song is hope. We shall never give up and we have to fight for our dreams and desires. I’m the living example why you should never give up: my dream has come true.
5. You are one of the less countries this year singing in their own language and having an ethnic touch. Why did you decide to do so?
Because I am extremely proud of my mother tongue and its melody. Should we have translated it in English, something would have been lost. Not the real thing, plainly.
6. What have your musical career looked like so far?
Topsy and turvy, full of ups and downs. Not to be compared to the success I am experiencing nowadays.
7. What is your objective for eurovision?
The highest possible spot. But – more importantly – to transmit the meaning of my song: the pain, challenge and hope attached to it, which most people experience or have experienced in their lives one way or the other. On the other hand, I am not particularly attached to a certain outcome. The exposure this contest brings me is already the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Instead of stressing myself out focusing on an end goal I try to put on the daily work, constantly working on being a better singer, a better artist and find more and more effective ways to get my message through. Right to the hearts of the people in my audience.
8. Did you manage to watch your performance in the final of A Dal 2017?
Yeah, I’ve watched my performance twice already, once during the show, right before the grand finale and I’ve also seen the part when I burst into tears during singing my song, Origo for the last time. I don’t think that my victory has sunk in: my heart knows it already, but I still need to grasp it with my mind. It was an electrifying evening, indeed. You get hungry if you make it to the final four and you start to believe that you can actually win. I believed in my song from the start, I knew that it was very powerful and that it can make it to the top. But I never would have thought that I could win – I simply couldn’t allow the thought to cross my mind as I was so
9. Can you make a living as a singer in Hungary?
Honestly, for me being a singer was the only choice as that’s the only thing I know how to do! That’s my path and I can’t sacrifice my only and my biggest treasure. And you can see this in my song, Origo. It’s as if I were not the author but merely an agent in this whole thing. Maybe the words were given to me by God and He helped with the melodies. He was with me during the whole of A Dal, in the prayers before I entered the stage. There’s an indescribable connection between us. And I’ll need him more than ever in Kyiv.
10. Europe is in a very special decade. What is your message to our readers and to europe? What should do europe in the „Ori?
My message is this: no matter what nationality or minority you belong to, the main answer is love which our parents must plant in our hearts. This is what matters, and protects us should we sometimes stray from the beaten path. Faith, basically. In love and each other.
We wish Joci the best of luck and hope that his message works at the eurovision.
Pedro de Almeida
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Freddie was the winner of A Dal 2016 and won the ticket to represent Hungary at Eurovision. Did you know that about Freddie?
1. Pioneer was number 1 in the Hungarian charts
2. His real name is Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári
3. He placed fourth in the first season of the Hungarian version of Rising Star
4. He studied at a commercial college before his music career, and worked as an assistant in Gyor.
5. His first single was "Mary Joe"
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Boggie, the artist responsible for putting Hungary in the Eurovision final for the 5th time in a row, is about to embark on her first European tour.
If in the Summer Boggie will be between Hungary and Slovakia, in October Boggie will perform in Spain and France. More dates are expected soon.
We recall you that "Wars for nothing" was not the first international experience for Boggie.
In 2014, the video "Nouveau Parfum" broke records on Youtube being viewed by more than 40 million people worldwide. "Nouveau Parfum" is taken from her self-titled album, 2013, #4 in #3 on Billboard jazz and #17 on Billboard world music.
"Wars for nothing", the Eurovision entry, is taken from the sophomore album "All is One is All" (#5 in Hungary).
Recall Boggie at the ESC 2015 grand final
Here is the worldwide hit by Boggie, "Nouveau Parfum"
Seize the ride and read or re-read our interview with Boggie including a video greetings back in April 2015