2011. április 30., szombat

Yüksek Sadakat in Budapest

Yüksek Sadakat, the representatives from Turkey visited Budapest during their promo tour. They gave an interview on Hungarian TV's show 'Sztársáv' and performed their song 'Live it up'. They also gave us their opinion about the Hungarian song 'What about my dreams'
I subtitled and uploaded the video. Check it out below!

Kati is on her way to Düsseldorf

Kati left for Düsseldorf today, but before that she had a last press conference in Hungary. Origo.hu interviewed her and her father and made a video from the whole thing. I subtitled it. Watch it below!

The guys from the Hungarian TV, MTV will upload a lot of videoblogs in the coming days. I fthere are no subtitles for them, I will try to make them for you. So stay tuned. I will also post every new piece of information that is out there in Hungarian. So cheer for Kati and if you have the opportunity, vote for her!

2011. április 28., csütörtök

A day with Kati

The crew of Hungarian tv show 'Fókusz' has followed Kati for a whole day. I uploaded the video with subtitles.  Watch it below!

Other news: Kati leaves Hungary for Düsseldorf Saturday morning, but before that, she gives her last performance before Eurovision in Hungary at Soho London Budapest. I hope somone who can be there posts some videos of it, then I could post them here.
Kati's first rehearsal will be on Monday. She bought a new laptop, so if she will have time, she'll post some things from her trip to her Facebook page. If it is in Hungarian I will try at least to write for you a transcipt, if subtitles are not possible. I don't know about you but I get more excited with each day to come.
I'd like to ask everyone who likes Kati or her song, and you've got a not Hungarian phone number, then please vote for Kati. Some polls might say that she is in a good position, but it doesn't count, if people are not willing to vote for her.
Kati we wish you a good luck, and break a leg!

2011. április 25., hétfő

Kati's waiting for the guys...

to water her like a flower! 
("I'll be waiting for watering guys, we've colored eggs altough we didn't bake this year, but there'll be chocolate instead." -wrote Kati on her Facebook page yesterday.)
Of course she does, it's Easter Monday today. We here in Hungary celebrate Easter Monday this way:
- girls color eggs and bake something and they wait for boys to come visit them.
-boys on the other hand go from house to house of their relatives and friends. They tell the girls short, sometimes funny poems and ask them if they could water them. If the answer is yes, then they water the girls. In exchange they get the colored eggs as a gift. Earlier they used canal water and watered the girls from big pails or bottles of soda water.

Nowadays, they are more human and they use parfumes:

and tell poems like:
"I was in the green forest,
I saw a blue violet,
it was going to fade.
Am I allowed to water you?"

Of course on the way to the girls there is some drinking. In the evening boys and girls go to a "Watering ball". At least in my area,. There are some differencies between the different regions.

Happy Easter Everyone!

2011. április 24., vasárnap

Happy Easter!

Happy easter everybody! I made a subtitled version for Kati's interview on radio International in case you didn't quite understand it. Or you can listen to it if you missed it. For my Hungarian readers: I made a Hungarian subtitle for it as well in case you don't speak English so well: Magyaroknak készítettem magyar feliratot, arra az esetre, ha valamit nem értettetek, vagy valaki nem tud annyira angolul.
This is my Easter gift for you! 

2011. április 23., szombat

Yüksek Sadakat in Budapest!

The Turkish entry this year, Yükset Sadakat visited Hungary last week. They met Kati during her dance rehearsal. You can watch more pictures here!

2011. április 22., péntek

2011. április 20., szerda

Radio international: surprise interview with Kati

Kati gave an interview tonight for International Radio from her kitchen  through a telephone conversation.
She told us about her performance in May: there will be two girls and 3 boys, one of them a professional dancer. She talked about her plans after Eurovision, about her musical idols and what she thinks of comparisons with Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. She told us about her relation to Eurovision and which contestant she's afraid of this year. They asked her about many things.

2011. április 18., hétfő

Subtitled interview about Kati's promo tour in Transsylvania

I made a subtitled version for DunaTV's report on Kati's 4 day long promo tour in Transsyvania. At the end of the video you can watch an interview made there with Kati. Enjoy!

Two more wallpapers

Hey guys, sorry for my absence lately, but I'm back with two wallpapers with the resolution of 1024x768.
Download it, if you like them!

2011. április 15., péntek

2011. április 10., vasárnap

Interview on 'Kárpát Expressz' subtitled

This Monday, Kati gave an interview on 'Kárpát Expressz'. I subtitled it and uploaded it to youtube. Check it out below:

Introducing the composers - Part 4.: Johnny K. Palmer

Johannes Karel Palmer was born in Budapest as the eldest son of a Jamaican pastor, Johnny was raised with music all around him. His earliest memories of performing are those of his family of eight caroling in their Austrian neighborhood on cold Christmas nights.

"Whenever we sang I would see people's faces light up and I realized that it only took so much to make someone happy."

Growing up mainly in Vienna, Austria, as well as regularly traveling all over Europe while accompanying his father on his many journeys, gave him a multi-cultural worldview. 

"Whenever I'm on stage I like to get the crowd involved in what I am doing so that they feel they are part of the action and we are doing this together".

The first step toward his musical career began through his love for dancing. At the age of thirteen he formed his first HipHop dance group, and soon started composing his first rap lines which eventually led to more. Under the mentorship of Hannes Sommer as an intern at 'PowerHouse Studios' in Carinthia, Austria and collaborating with rapper and producer MekMC, Johnny took his first steps in the studio.

In the fall of 2006 Johnny was finally introduced to a wider audience after his move to Vienna as one of the finalists of the Austrian casting show STARMANIA , which he entered at the urging of Sommer. After his successful run, he received an offer for a record deal with Universal Music Austria as part of a boy-band project. He consequently went on to sign with Universal releasing 2 singles, an album, and touring Austria as one of the 4 members of the group "JetztAnders".

Johnny played countless shows and events in Germany, Holland, Rumania, France, Belgium, England, Switzerland, USA, Jamaica as well as his native Austria and Hungary. He gained experience and know-how by sharing stages with big names like Delirious, T-Bone, Jermaine Jackson, Kevin Max and Kirk Franklin and worked with TV networks (RTL, ORF, Puls4...etc) as well as major companies (McDonalds, Nike, YWAM Kayiko,...etc.).
Johnny Palmer recently starred in the German-Austrian Motion Picture "Kottan Ermittelt" (2010).

Over the years Johnny evolved in skill and confidence as a performer. His singing has often been compared to Maxwell and John Legend, his music to Justin Timberlake and Neye, an eclectic mix of Pop, Soul, Gospel and R'n'B.

Together with his live band, back up singers, dancers and signature charismatic stage presence, Johnny infallibly captures crowds, connects, and draws the audience into his world.
(All the infos from: http://www.facebook.com/officialJKP)

Johnny wrote the English lyrics for this year's Hungarian entry: "What about my dreams?". The songwriters and Kati asked him to leave the lines: 'What about my dreams?, What about my needs?' in the official lyrics, since Kati made them up when she recorded the Hungarian version first with dud English.
Check out some of Johnny's work!

Johnny K. Palmer: Promise

KERI feat. Johnny K. Palmer - Crazy Baby

2011. április 8., péntek

New videoblog post from Kati on EurovisionHungary

Check it out below!

A new karaoke version with the real instrumental

Hy guys, KIYOFILM made an another version, this time it's the real deal. Enjoy!

Introducing Kati's team

Kati will be working with singers Rita Ambrus and Edit Jármai. Rita is a very experienced singer. She sang background vocals on many albums. She tried out on the 4th season of Hungarian Idol (Megasztár).

Check out his video, where she sings Roxette's It must have been love on the tv show 'Csináljuk a fesztivált!' (=Let's do the show):

Edit studied acting. After graduating, she did some touring with her band 'Edith and the Gigolos". Check out one of their performances!

Ernő Zsolt Kiss will be singing and dancing. He graduated as a folk dancer, but he is singing sometimes as well.

In the video below, he sings the 'Judge's Song' from the musical 'Chess':

István Makár is a professional dancer, so he will do most of the dancing parts.

And last but not least, Zsolt Szentirmai who is a talented young musical actor who starred in musicals like Romeo and Juliet (as Benvolio), West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, etc.will sing as well.

More dance rehealsal - new video

Here's a video about the public dance rehealsal without any comments from RTL Klub's 'Fókusz'. This is a preview video, I beleive they will air something about it in the evening.
Check it out!

2011. április 7., csütörtök

Breaking news: first dance rehealsal video

In this evenings news there was a bit of surprise, when we saw a sneak peek to Kati's coreography. I uploaded a subtitled version of course. Check it out below!

You can watch pictures of the rehealsal here!

This year the coreographer will be Tímea Papp, who was the coraographer for Zoli ádok's performance back in 2009.

Rita Ambrus, participant of the Hungarian National Final 2005 will be on stage too. Others in the team: Edit Jármai (member of the band Edith and the Gigolos), Zsolt Szentirmai and Ernő Zsolt Kiss (musical actors). The sixth member will be István Makár dancer (he kicked the disco ball off the ceiling). The producer of the staging is 'Indián' who was the director of Kati's official music video.
/Thanks for the infos ESCHungary.hu!/
Check out Timi's coreography for Zoli Ádok:

Indián directs most of the Hungarian music videos today. Check out some of his work!

Lola: benned Élek (I live in you)

KERI feat. Johnny K. Palmer - Crazy Baby

Some fan staff

Today, as you can see I changed the skin for the blog. I 'played' with Photoshop a little and here's the result. You can download these computer backgrounds (resolution: 1800x1800), just right click and save... 

I hope you like them!

Introducing the composers - Part 3.: Péter Geszti

Péter Geszti is a marketing professional, singer and lyrics writer. He began his carrier as a child actor. He dubbed 'Aladár' in the Hungarian cartoon series: Family Mézga:

1989 he graduated from Loránd Eötvös University with a degree of Hungarian and History. As a student at the university, he already wrote lyrics  for the band 'Első Emelet' (First floor) songs.

After the band split, he began to work as a reporter and TV host. Later he began his music carrier as a rapper in bands 'Rapülők' (repülők means planes, and they changed the 'rep' part for rap) and 'Jazz+Az' (if you say it out loud in Hungarian it sounds like: Jazz and that, because for the + sign we say 'meg' which means plus and 'and'), which he founded. They were very succesful. Their songs are still played daily by the radios. They are famous for their smart, playful ways of putting the words together. They used to take advantage of the playful potential of the Hungarian language, and the multiple meaning words, so they came up with pretty hilarious lyrics. It's a shame that their lyrics can't be traslated literally. That way it wouldn't have any meaning, but of we would translate them to have a meining then they wouldn't be so good.

Since 1989 he also works in the marketing business. After his band split 1994, he began to write the Hungarian musical 'A dzsungel könyve' (=the book of jungle). László Dés composed the music and Péter Geszti wrote the lyrics. Check out 'The Song of the girls' below: 

In 2000 he founded @®© (=Face), which is basically an artistic billboard exhibition on one of Budapests biggest squares. The goal is to crate billboards which draws the attention to the social problems.
2005 he wrote the lyrics for the song 'Magyarország' (=Hungary) for Ibolya Oláh. She performed it on 20th August 2007. on the national holiday of the state foundation. It's kind of a second anthem to us since then.

(The copyright to the music was bought, since it's originally a song written by René Dupéré).
2007 he came up with the idea of 'Nemzeti Vágta' (=National Gallop) which is basically a weekend celebration every year, early summer. The basic idea was to create some event which could be famous worldwide as for example the Carnival in Rio and which could attract a lot of tourist to Hungary and be a national symbol. Since 2008, it is held anually. It's a horse riding competition which has regional finals before the event and semi-finals and finals on the actual weekend. Every year, there's a celebrity race to collect money for those in need since it's a competition with lots of prize money. it takes place every year on the Heroes Square in the heart of the city. 

2010 he was a judge on the first series of the Hungarian X Factor. He mentored the girls. He wrote the lyrics for the mentor-song 'A négy mentor' (=the four mentors), which he performed together with the other mentors.

He was the last mentor to vote on Kati's duel. He left it to the audience to decide. Kati was eliminated that night, so he promised her to write her some song lyrics. Kati and the composers of 'What about my dreams?' gave the song for him early this year and he came up with the Hungarian lyrics in days.
Check out my subtitled video below:

Stay tuned for the final part with Johnny K. Palmer, who wrote the English lyrics for the song.

2011. április 5., kedd

Kati Wolf videoblog Part1.

Kati gave an interview at the Hungarian Radio. MTV posted a subtitled video to the official Hungarian Eurosvision channel on Youtube of it.  
If I understood it correctly from their Facebook post there will be a videoblog for Kati and this would be the fisrt post. Check it out below!

Eschungary.hu posted this too. Check out their post about Kati's promo concert in Serbia here!
If there will be any relevant Facebook or Eschungary post in Hungarian I'll try to translate it for you.  I'll write a post every time if they have a new video. Of course I'll keep up with my own subtitled video-posting.
This week or next week I will subtitle three more interviews, how long it takes: depends how much time I will have.

Introducing the composers - Part 2.: Viktor Rakonczai

Viktor Rakonczai (born 16. 10.1976.) began playing piano 1989. After being in other bands he joined V.I.P. 1997 with his brother Imre. After 4 years of succes and participation on Eurovision the group split in 2001. He didn't give up music: he founded the band R-Port with his brother Imre.

They had produced a succesful album together (Akarom, hogy rám találj=I want you to find me).They music was piano based pop. Check out the title song below!

Later Viktor began to give up the stage and produced music for other Hungarian artists and found his place behind the scenes. Today, there's barely an artist from the Hungarian music business who he didn't write a song for. Through his work as a composer and music producer he won multiple awards (e.g. EMeRTon).
Here are some of his work:

Brigi Balogh (Hungarian, from Romania): Cruel Intention

Lola: Élj a mának (Live today)

Zséda: Motel

Zséda: Fekete rúzs (Black lipstick)- The lyrics were written by Péter Geszti, who wrote the Hungarian lyrics for Kati.

For the Beijing Olympics 2008 he wrote the Hungarian Team's official music: Győznünk kell (=We have to win), which he performed together with his brother Imre (just like old times R-Port).The song was played almost daily during the Olympics on MTV. We won our 3rd in a row gold medal in water polo.

Viktor remaines one of Hungary's busiest music composers as he helps Kati to create a big show.

2011. április 4., hétfő

2011. április 3., vasárnap


I know it's off topic, but you have to check this out! There's the proof: Hungary really has got Talent!!!

Mr. Joe (József Horváth) performs Beatles' 'Yesterday' country version on Hungary's got Talent 02.04. on Rtl Klub.

Kati Wolf interview on 'Sztársáv' subtitled - Part 2.

I uploaded the final part of her latest interview on 'Sztársáv'. After the interview she performed Eric Clapton's Change the world live. Check it out below:

2011. április 2., szombat

A new interview on 'Sztársáv' subtitled - Part 1.

Hey guys,
here's the subtitled version of yesterdays tv interview on 'Sztársáv' with a live performance of 'Kiss from a rose' by Seal. Stay tuned for the second part!


Introducing the composers - Part 1.: Gergő Rácz

Gergő Rácz's first connection to music was trough his classical guitar training. At 15 he won The Hungarian Music Schools' Guitar Competition. Since he was 14 ha was part of tha band "Park". He composed his first song for the band's album. He got bigger attention in one of Hungary's first boy bands: V.I.P. They had great success. (Of course, today this music sounds cheesy, but at the time thousands of teenage girls adored them.)

He met Viktor Rakonczai here, who was a member of the band with his brother Imre Rakonczai. V.I.P. represented Hungary on The Eurovision Song Contest in 1997 in Dublin.

After 4 years of success they split up in 2001. Since 2004 Gergő is a member of the internationally recognised Acapella band 'Fool Moon'. 2006 they won 1st place at Taiwan International Acappella Award. Last year they had a succesful Asia Tour. 

Spring, 2006 Gergő released his first solo album 'Bennünk a világ' (=World is in us). The title song is today one of the most played songs on Hungarian radios. He shot three music videos for the songs:

Bennünk a világ (World is in us)

Súgd a nevem (Whisper my name)

Húzz fel bármit (Dress in anything (....you're attractive anyway))

Gergő has been composing music with Viktor for years now.They created hits such as Viva Comet Allstars: 'Ha zene szól' (When music plays).

2011 he's back with a new hit single  „Harc és Vágy” (Fight and Desire)

And of course he's working with Kati Wolf to create a big show in Düsseldorf, so once again he's involved in Eurovision.

2011. április 1., péntek

Kati and her water bottle

Don't believe a word, it was just an April joke! Anyways, it would be weird, don't you think?