Örs Siklósi, The lead singer of AWS – the band that represented Hungary in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with “Viszlát nyár” has passed away yesterday, at the age of only 29!
Örs Siklósi has been diagnosed with leukemia back in June 2020, and the band has informed on their official Facebook page that he had unfortunately lost the battle to this desease yesterday.
He wanted to open up about his illness last month, he had planned to release his first solo record this Spring and we were set to make the fifth AWS record and play shows again this Fall. During this period his bravery and dignity were exemplary.His creativity, the depth of his lyrics and his presence on the stage will be greatly missed. Losing him is beyond our reach and he will leave a vast space not just in our lives but in the music scene.Örs was the fire himself, warm hearted companion and friend, an inspiring person whom you could trust and always relay on. He was a true wonder.We’re opening our arms and hearts to his family, his friends and everyone who ever felt touched even through his lyrics.We were all very lucky to have had him in our lives and as much as Örs will be missed by us all, he will remain with us all, every day, as long as we can remember.
AWS were the surprise winners of the 2018 edition of A Dal with their metal entry “Viszlát nyár”, which went on to represent Hungary in Eurovision 2018. The song qualified for the Grand Final and eventually finished in 21st place.
The entire ESCBubble team sends our condolences to Örs’s family, band members, and all his friends at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.