Hungary: ByeAlex

Hungary

 

 

As the winner of the national selection competition A Dal, ByeAlex will be performing his own song Kedvesem in Malmö. Hungary have not had the most successful of runs in their sporadic Eurovision history: perhaps reverting back to singing in Hungarian will bring good fortunes with it.


 

 

Sweet as a summer’s evening, this song is far from what its cartoon video suggests. No death or toxic poisoning, just a girl raised by wolves who ByeAlex has fallen in love with (lyrics courtesy of the EBU in the next tab). If his national selection performance is anything to go by, the stick figures will be making an appearing on stage with the folky duo at the semis, and with any luck will be done with by the finals – just as the female backing singer has already been. And potentially Alex Márta will have invested in a – slightly, at least – less crotch-grabbing pair of skinny jeans. Either way, I’ll be playing this on repeat.

Contagious rating: 7/10, provided you can get your Hungarian pronunciations down.

 

 

Darling

She’s the one for me
Say did you know she’s raised by wolves
Did you know she dances with dandelions then
Gently her head declines
The one for me – she is the one for me
She’s the one for me
Say did you know she reaches around the globe
She plunges into the deep sea
Dancing up on top of clouds
The one for me – she is the one for me

Cause I’ve got, nothing now
Just the one for me – just the one for me
She’s all around
So lovely – so lovely
And I’m so glad I found
The one for me – the one for me
I’ll sing it loud
She’s all I need – she’s all I need
Right now

See the one for me has riddled dreams and
As she wakes in the morning,
Winds will weave her hair at dawn and this I swear
I know she is the one for me – she is the one for me
See the one for me, she challenges
The universe and never shows fear
She will build a carriage out of rosemaries
While crickets sing this song for me
Oh she’s the one for me

Cause I’ve got, nothing now
Just the one for me – just the one for me
She’s all around
So lovely – so lovely
And I’m so glad I found
The one for me – the one for me
I’ll sing it loud
She’s all I need – she’s all I need
I got
Nothing now
Just the one for me – just the one for me
She’s all around
So lovely – so lovely
And I’m so glad I found
The one for me – the one for me
I’ll sing it loud
She’s all I need – she’s all I need
Right now