Who is Hungary’s Eurovision entry Joci Pápai?

Meet the rapper, singer and guitarist who's singing for his homeland

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Name: Joci Pápai aka József Pápai

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Who is Joci Pápai?

Joci Pápai is a Hungarian singer, rapper and guitarist who credits his family with first introducing him to music. His father was the leader of a gypsy orchestra, and Pápai’s been playing a guitar since he was about 4 years old.

He’s been on the music scene in Hungary since about 2006, first rising to prominence on TV series Megasztár before going on to build a successful career.

What’s Hungary’s Eurovision song called?

The song is called Origo and it’s the performer’s own composition.

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision 2017: Who’s performing in the final?

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision 2017: Who’s performing in the final?

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Check out the full list of acts and running order for the show, starting live on BBC1 at 8pm.

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1. IMRI
Israel

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2. Kasia Moś
Poland

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3. Naviband
Belarus 

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4. Nathan Trent
Austria

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5. Artsvik
Armenia

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6. OG3NE
Netherlands

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7. Sunstroke Project
Moldova

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8. Joci Pápai
Hungary

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9. Francesco Gabbani
Italy

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10. Anja
Denmark 

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11. Salvador Sobral
Portugal

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12. Dihaj
Azerbaijan

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13. Jacques Houdek
Croatia

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14. Isaiah
Australia

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15. Demy
Greece

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16. Manel Navarro
Spain

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17. JOWST
Norway

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18. Lucie Jones
United Kingdom

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19. Hovig
Cyprus

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20. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea
Romania

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21. Levina
Germany

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22. O.Torvald
Ukraine

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23. Blanche
Belgium

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24. Robin Bengtsson
Sweden

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25. Kristian Kostov
Bulgaria

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26. Alma
France