New Music: ‘Élek A Szemeidben’ by Renáta Tolvai.

MTV have announced the 20 shortlisted artists and songs competing in the Hungarian National Final. One particular song of note is Élek A Szemeidben, performed by Renáta Tolvai.

I love the grandiose Lion King-esque feel, along with the pulsating Europop beat underneath. It’s very catchy and Renáta has got a a really powerful voice that matches the song. Having won the 2010 edition of Megasztár (Hungarian Pop Idol), she is no stranger to the live stage so should deliver the song with ease.

I also like that Élek A Szemeidben lends itself to a really theatrical performance. I’m imagining something with elaborate costumes and ‘wild’ dancing, like the Broadway musical of ‘The Lion King’ or even Horehronie, Slovakia’s 2010 Eurovision entry.

Additionally, I’m really pleased to see András Kállay-Saunders (who I wrote about here) and his bid I Love You have made the cut. Looks like the Hungarian National Final is going to be an exciting race!