Sunday, May 13, 2007

Awesome blinkenlight performance

At a dormitory competition in 2005 students of University of Technology and Economics in Budapest turned the dormitory building into a big dot matrix display. They created a special system which controlled the lights and set up a light in front of each windows of the dormitory. A little box turned the electricity in and out. This little box was connected to a controller computer which played the animations. The music played is an adaption of the most well-known song of the most famous Hungarian rock band, Tankcsapda.

Lake Balaton feeling

German teenagers had the time of their life at Lake Balaton. Thanks for popularizing Hungary!

Photo by Szili

Our rankings of Eurovision Song Contest (ESC)

Let's see Hungary in English blog's rankings of Eurovision Song Contest. According to us the just result would have been as follows. Or maybe it's not the just result but our opinion.

1. Hungary, Magdi Ruzsa
2. Moldova, Natalia Barbu
3. Finland, Hanna Pakarinen
4. Bulgaria, Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov
5. Serbia, Marija Serifovic
10. Russia, Serebro
16. Turkey, Kenan Dogulu
21. Ukraina, Verka Serduchka

Magdi Ruzsa deserved the best songwriter award in ESC!

Magdi Ruzsa finally came 9th in the Eurovision Song Contest final which she and Hungarians can be very proud of since, as we saw, culturually and ethnically akid countries voted each other and Hungary doesn't have too many of these. At the same time, Magdi deserved the best songwriter award for her beautiful song! Congratulations on your performance and your talent of songwriting!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Magdi Ruzsa - The first Hungarian world star?

Hungary in English blog has already written about Magdi Ruzsa. The reason for the new post about her is her great ESC performance in Eurovision Song Contest semi-final which dazzled viewers and critics both. Her fantastic performance was enough for the final which is held tonight.

According to lots of people she is one of the best in the field. Tonight over 100 million viewers can see her and vote for her at the final of ESC.

The Hungary in English blog thinks that she does have the chance to win. First of all, her ESC performance is the second most viewed of ESC semi-final performances on YouTube, and the vast majority of commenters think that she is the best and she has the only authentic voice. They write that they will certainly vote for Magdi. Youtubers think the other singers sang cheap bubblegum pop hits which can't be compared to Magdi's voice and song.

Secondly, as we all know, people can't vote for singers from their country tonight. However, there is a high Hungarian minority in neighbouring countries. About 4,5 million Hungarians live in Serbia (where Magdi comes from), Romania, Slovakia, Ukraina, Sweden, etc. But we don't want to forecast anything. At midnight everything will turn out.

And to answer the question which was asked in the title: if even Magdi wins, it is important to mention that very few of ESC competitors have later became an international star, excluding Celine Dion or ABBA, for example.

Magdi's semi-final performance: