Ádám Szabó is another artist coming back to A Dal, and trying to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest. He took part in A Dal two years ago with “Hadd legyen más” (Let It Be Something Else), and is now taking part in A Dal with a song he co-wrote with Tamás Bori and Tamás Katona – “Give Me Your Love”.
We had a great pleasure to chat with Ádám regaring his participation in A Dal, his song, as well as his Eurovision favourites. Check out all of that and more in the following interview:
- Hi Ádám! Thank you very much for taking your time to talk to us. Can you tell us for the start how was your experience in A Dal two years ago?
When I was in A Dal two years ago, I really enjoyed all the rehearsals, the stage, but now looking back at it all, I think the stage was a bit too crowded and we didn’t think it completely through. We are thinking about it differently this year.
- You were a contestant in X Factor after A Dal. How did X Factor help you, and which new things did you learn there?
Orsi Szatmári was my singing teacher in X Factor, and she taught me many new things. I learned a lot about the singing technique Gabi Tóth, my coach during the show, and my participation in this show was very positive, in all terms.
- How did you decide to enter A Dal once again this year?
I didn’t have to think a lot about entering A Dal, because when I saw that this competition is happening again, I started thinking about songs immediately. I sent three songs in, and luckily my favourite one, “Give Me Your Love” got through.
I composed this song together with Tamás Bori and Tamás Katona who are my very good friends. I met Tamás Bori through a theatre play “Misanthrope”, as he was organizing it, and he asked me to play the accordion in it, and Tamás Katona and I used to be roommates, and we survived high school together. They are amazing musicians, and amazing friends.
- Can you tell us more about “Give Me Your Love”? Did you dedicate this song to someone special?
“Give Me Your Love” is a love statement. I wrote this song to my girlfriend, when not everything was working in our relationship, but our love beats everything. And I would like to transmit this with my song as well, that we should honor what we have, love, because in this fast living world, we just keep changing everything, throw everything away, and always just want new stuff. We need to respect love, and we need to fight for our loved ones.
- How are you preparing for A Dal?
I’m currently having lots of singing lessons with András Török, my singing teacher, and I’m practising my song a lot. It’s currently very cold, so I always have to make sure that I’m dressed warm, not to let myself get a cold before the show.
- Did you have a chance to listen to the other 29 competing songs, and do you have a personal favourite?
The three guys from MDC are really good friends of mine, and I really love their song. I’m really sorry for them that they didn’t manage to qualify last week. Apart from them, I really like the songs of Éliás Jr, Gergő Oláh, Pankastic, and Kati Wolf.
- If you could choose one of the 29 other artists to sing a duet with, who would it be and why?
I would love to sing a duet with all the participants of A Dal this year! I couldn’t just pick one artist, because they are all fantastic singers, and I think I could do really great and unique duets with each and every one of them.
We are shooting my first ever video clip this week, and I’m really excited about it! I can’t wait to be able to share it with everyone. Apart from this, I have lots of concerts, I’m a student at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music, and I will have a couple of big concerts together with the band called ILLES.
- What kind of music do you like to listen to in your free time?
I listen to a lot of music in my free time. The ones I love to listen to the most are Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit and Bruno Mars.
- Do you usually watch Eurovision, and have you got a favourite Eurovision song?
I love Eurovision, and I think it is a very high level festival. I’m happy that I can maybe be a part of it. My favourite Eurovision song would be “Fairytale” by Alexander Rybak, who’s song I performed in the final of our version of Got Talent in 2011 where I was taking part, and people loved it. And I still sing this song in my concerts.
- And finally, do you have a message for all the readers of ESCBubble, and for all of those people who will get to know you now through A Dal?
I’m sending lots of love and hugs to everyone, and I would like everyone to be happy, cheerful, and in love, and let love be for everyone.
Thank you very much Ádám, and we wish you all the best in A Dal!
To keep in touch with the latest news on Ádám, you can follow him on his official Facebook page. Give a listen to “Give Me Your Love”, and check out his first ever video clip right here: