Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Hungary – “Pioneer” By Freddie

Freddie-3-Hungary-2016Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. The Hungary song is called “Pioneer” and is performed by Freddie.

ARTIST

Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári (born 8 April 1990), known by his stage name Freddie, is a Hungarian singer, most notable for placing fourth in the first season of the Hungarian version of Rising Star. 

He studied at a commercial college before his music career, and worked as an assistant in Győr. By 2010, he not only sang but also played guitar in small bands. Freddie first performed in the Hungarian version of Rising Star. First, he reached the top twelve, then top six and then also in the top four qualifiers. In the competition finals, he eventually finished in fourth place. After Rising Star, collaborating with András Kállay-Saunders, Freddie performed his first song, “Mary Joe”, on the Petofi Radio Top 30 list. It became one of the domestic summer hits of 2015. He began performing under his stage name Freddie in Autumn 2015. In December 2015, it was announced that Freddie would participate in A Dal 2016 with the song Pioneer.

SONG

Pioneer was written by Borbála Csarnai, while production was handled by Zé Szabó.

OFFICIAL LYRICS VIDEO

OPINION

Is he the Hungarian version of Ben Haenow? He is certainly pleasing on the eye but does the song cut it? I like it and the performance was good and there’s nothing more to say about it really.

PREDICTION

I think it will qualify but it won’t perform particularly well in the final and hover at the bottom of the right hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

When you need to run away
From what other people say
Your enemy might be your own mind

A smile, a hug, a little praise
You haven’t received for days
For long you feel mistreated

In a world where the poems sound fake
And the love is replaced by the fame

A million hearts of a million people
Be proud, you were born to be real
A million lies in a million temples
It’s only fear, become a pioneer

You’ve been weird, been a mess
They don’t know how to value uniqueness
So they turn their heads away, away

When there no more products to sell
Everyone will cast their own spell

A million hearts of a million people
Be proud, you were born to be real
A million lies in a million temples
It’s only fear, become a pioneer

No right time, no right place
To meet your inner grace
Approval is found within

A million hearts of a million people
Be proud, you were born to be real
No right time, no right place, yeah
A million lies in a million temples
It’s only fear, become a pioneer

You should know, you should know
Oh, you should know, you should know

Good luck Freddie!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

 

 

 

 

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