INTRODUCING JOCI PAPAI FROM HUNGARY
On Saturday 18th of February Hungary’s A Dal 2017 finished off for the year crowning 35-year-old Joci Papai from the city of Tata as their Eurovision entrant for 2017. Joci etched out Gina Kanisza, Gigi Radics and Zavodi + Oliver Berkes in the last segment of the show with his self-penned Romani, folk and rap fusion called Origo.
Joci’s life has practically always had music in it, with him, alongside his brothers playing music from a very young age. Joci became a household name in 2005 when he entered Hungary’s version of Idol. He was eliminated early on in the piece but it didn’t deter him from his dream of becoming a music star. In 2006 he released the first of a string of singles, both solo, and some with the help of rapper Majka. Joci has had an active career within the Hungarian music industry and now, he has the added privilege of representing his country in Kiev in May. Joci will appear in the first half of the second semi-final on May 11th in Kiev. Wishing him the best of luck!