8 April – You’ve been weird, been a mess

Are you a fan of national finals? Are you religiously watching them through the whole ‘season’, from Ukraine to Portugal? Do you pick certain countries to watch, even though they may have many many shows? Or do you prefer it to be all over in one evening?

Among those that had many many shows was Hungary. And it was not all bad for them. The A Dal format they used had a whole crop of songs make the Grand Final. I understand it was compulsive viewing in Budapest and Székesfehérvár. But the question can be what happens when you’ve won A Dal? Well, in the case of Mr Pápai, you can try again. Or, in the case of today’s birthday boy Fehérvári ‘Freddie’ Gábor Alfréd you can host the event. His semi-final appearance in 2016 was memorable in that he finished fourth. But then 19th in the Grand Final? How does that work? A 15 place drop? Maybe he’d not washed his T-shirt between performances.

Freddie is 33 today.

Boldog születésnapot, Freddie!