Everything was ready for a complete wash-out. Unfortunately. Orbán and his government have damaged the country’s image. Quite fairly. It was rumoured already at the time of the selection that it may have been influenced “from above”, but this theory is poorly supported by facts. It seemed conceivable but not probable. Compact Disco is a colourless, odourless and weightless band. They have not brought anything new to the music palette and one can fall asleep between two refrains. I do not like this style but so many men, so many tastes. I do not disdain anybody for it. Anyway, it was still a better choice to send them to Baku than, let’s say, Caramel (ugh!), the Király brothers and sisters, or just Tibor Gyurcsik from the X-Factor. (Why do so many people think that just because somebody shows himself off on the stage of TV channels RTL Klub or TV2 and sings a song, he or she is really a good singer?) Csaba Walkó and his band seemed to be a relatively good choice, although the assortment of performers was not of a high standard at all. It was not difficult for them to be marked out from the pack by their slightly higher level. I have read and heard an enormous number of speculations arguing that we have every chance to win now. As a matter of fact, a great mass of them came from self-deception. Namely, the Eurovision Song Contest has already nothing to do with music but it is rather about sympathy of nations towards each other. The votes give an indication about, how a nation is “liked”. I think music production is secondary here. No matter how impolite it is to see through it, it is hardcore politics. The external world brings to our knowledge in this way, how satisfied they are with the country’s behaviour. Kati Wolf was the 22nd in Dusseldorf last year. That was also a sign by itself, but this 24th place is an even stronger sign. Therefore, we should not be surprised at it in a country where democracy is destroyed so systematically and the rest is spat in the face by every decision, where the prime minister gives bops to, boxes the ears, and hands out hits on the napes of the “rambunctious hasslers” in Brussels and where an autocratic and dictatorial structure is built continuously. The external world lets us know in this form that they do not like something. This is just an interface where they send a sign to us about this distorted Orbán regime. It would be useful if everyone picked up these signs. In any case, I am sorry to see that this was not understood by those who were only tools in building the image of a dirty power. And this is independent from what I think about their music.