Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hungary - Running - András Kállay-Saunders

2nd digital release image
1st digital release image
5 - 143 pts / 3 - 127 pts in semi
András Kállay-Saunders a.k.a. Kállay-Saunders won the 30 song Hungarian selection (A Dal) with the song Running.
The song is written by Krisztián Szakos, Kállay- Saunders and István Tabár.
Watch the official video here at Mistral Music. The song is released through iTunes.
The newest iTunes release also has the karaoke version and a teddybear added for your entertainment.

promo cds
Running - Eurovision version
- on the official Copenhagen 2CD, A Dal 2CD
Running - Karaoke version
- on the official karaoke collection, digital release

A 4-track promo is issued, it features 4 different songs
1. Running
2. I love You (A Dal 2012)
3. My Baby (A Dal 2013)
4. Tonight
Tonight is also the follow up (digital single) for Kalláy-Saunders.
Business card promo

There's also a 1 track promo businesscard-cdr.

Ireland top 100: 92
Germany top 100:  93
Sweden Digilistan top 60 (Digital sales charts): 29, 53
Denmark top 40: 40, -
U.K. top 200: 116, -

Delivery Boy
2015: Kállay Saunders (or rather Kállay Saunders Band) have rleased the album Delivery Boy on march 19. It includes the Eurovision song Running.

3 X A Dal for Kalláy-Saunders
Running is the 3rd attempt for Kalláy-Saunders in the A Dal competition.
In 2012 he entered with I Love You which ended 5th in the first semi final. It was a #2 hit in the Hungarian charts.
In 2013 he entered My Baby. The song made it to the final and got the maximum points from the jury. But the (undisclosed) televotes picked another winner: Kedvesem by ByeAlex. My Baby was a #1 hit in several Hungarian charts.

A Dal 2014 CD
The 30 songs competing for a ticket to Copenhagen are released on a 2CD in Hungary.
Details are here at Bookline, .
Full tracklist below.

More Hungary
The Hungarian preselections are pretty good the past few years, but only one recent entry has made it to the top 10 in Eurovision: 2013's ByeAlex ended 10th with Kedvesem.
Compact Disco made it to the final but only ended 24th with The Sound Of Our Hearts, shame really, it was my favorite of the Baku Collection.
Internally chosen Katy Wolf ended 22nd in the final in 2011.
There was no entry in 2010 and in 2009 the Fashion Police had some major issues with Adok Zoli, who ended 15th is his semi.

Links and sources
András Kállay-Saunders FB
A Dal 2014 at BeaRecords
MTVA's A Dál / Eurovision pages
Thanks to Jean-François

Tracklist 2CD A Dál 2014
1. Honey Beast – A Legnagyobb Hős
2. Király Viktor – Running Out Of Time
3. Muzikfabrik – This Is My Life
4. Oláh Ibolya – 1 Percig Sztár
5. Joni – Waterfall
6. Mystery Gang – Játssz Még Jazzgitár
7. Hien – The Way I Do
8. Gájer Bálint – Elmaradt Pillanatok
9. Extensive – Help Me
10. Szabó Leslie – Hogy Segíthetnék?
11. Bogi – We All
12. Group N Swing – Retikül
13. Kállay-Saunders – Running
14. Vastag Tamás – Állj Meg Világ
15. Szécsi Böbe És Szécsi Saci – Born To Fly
1. Belmondo – Miért Ne Higgyem?
2. Király Linda – Everything
3. Polyák Lilla – Karcolás
4. New Level Empire – The Last One
5. Lil C – Break Up
6. Bülbüls – Minden Mosoly
7. Radics Gigi – Catch Me
8. 2beat Or Not 2beat – Meg Akarom Mondani
9. Fool Moon – It Can’t Be Over
10. Cserpes Laura – Úgy Szállj
11. Gatti Di Amalfi Feat Pál Dénes – Brave New World
12. Depresszió – Csak A Zene
13. Marge – Morning Light
14. Knoll Gabi – Sweet Memories
15. Dér Heni – Ég Veled

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