The Info List - Joci Pápai

József "Joci" Pápai (Hungarian: [ˈjot͡si ˈpaːpɒi]; born 22 September 1981) is a Hungarian singer, voice actor, rapper and guitarist of Romani descent. He represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Origo" finishing in 8th place.[1]


1 Career 2 Discography

2.1 Singles

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Pápai came into contact with music early as his older brother had started writing songs and playing guitar at the age of four. He was influenced by music of the 1960s and 1970s, and rock, pop, soul, and R&B music. His public debut was in 2005, when he was a part of the second season of the TV2 show Megasztár, where he was eliminated in the consolation rounds, but was interviewed by the Budapest daily tabloid Blikk. Afterwards, he started to produce his official debut. His first big success was Ne nézz így rám. In 2006, he collaborated with rapper Majka with Nélküled and Nekem ez jár, but his greatest success came in 2015 with Mikor a test örexik. He then released a song in collaboration with Caramel and Zé Szabó titled Elrejtett világ. His last collaboration with Majka appeared together with the pop-funk song Senki más. On 8 December 2016, it was announced that Pápai would be one of the thirty acts participating in the 2017 edition of A Dal, the national selection for Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the self-penned "Origo",[2] in which he progressed to the final and won the competition, giving him the right to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, coming in 8th place overall. Discography[edit]

Joci Pápai being interviewed after the first semi-final of A Dal 2017, 10 February 2017


Title Year Peak chart positions Album

HUN [3] SWE [4] SWI [5]

"Ne nézz így rám" 2010 2 — — Vigaszdíj

"Nélküled" (with Majka and Tyson) — — —

"Rabolj el" 2011 — — — Non-album singles

"Nekem ez jár" (with Majka, Curtis, and BLR) 2013 5 — —

"Mikor a test örexik" (with Majka) 2015 9 — —

"Elrejtett világ" (with Caramel and Zé Szabó) — — —

"Senki más" (with Majka) 2016 — — —

"Origo" 2017 2 97 [6] 70

"Özönvíz" 5 — —

"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

See also[edit]

A Dal 2017


^ Mercereau, Damien (5 March 2017). "Eurovision 2017 : Joci Pàpai revient aux origines pour la Hongrie" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 16 March 2017.  ^ "Radics Gigi nyerte A Dal utolsó válogatóját". hirado.hu. 2017-02-04. Retrieved 2016-02-07.  ^ Peak positions on the Hungarian Single Top 40:

For "Origo": "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. 

^ "swedishcharts.com – Discography Pápai Joci". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.  ^ "hitparade.ch – Discographie Pápai Joci". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 May 2017.  ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Pápai Joci – mediaklikk.hu/adal Joci Pápai on Facebook

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Freddie with "Pioneer" Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Succeeded by AWS with "Viszlát nyár"

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 Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest


1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 to 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018



Andrea Szulák Friderika Bayer Csaba Szigeti Gjon Delhusa V.I.P. Charlie 1999


2000 to 2004 NOX 2006 Magdi Rúzsa Csézy Zoli Ádok


2010 Kati Wolf Compact Disco ByeAlex András Kállay-Saunders Boggie Freddie Joci Pápai AWS



"Árva reggel" "Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?" "Új név a régi ház falán" "Fortuna" "Miért kell, hogy elmenj?" "A holnap már nem lesz szomorú" 1999


2000 to 2004 "Forogj, világ!" 2006 "Unsubstantial Blues" "Candlelight" "Dance with Me"


2010 "What About My Dreams?" "Sound of Our Hearts" "Kedvesem" "Running" "Wars for Nothing" "Pioneer" "Origo" "Viszlát nyár"

Note: Entries scored out are when Hungary did not compete

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Eurovision Song Contest 2017


Finalists (by final results)

Portugal (winner) Bulgaria Moldova Belgium Sweden Italy Romania Hungary Australia Norway Netherlands France Croatia Azerbaijan United Kingdom Austria Belarus Armenia Greece Denmark Cyprus Poland Israel Ukraine Germany Spain

Semi-final 1

Albania Czech Republic Finland Georgia Iceland Latvia Montenegro Slovenia

Semi-final 2

Estonia Ireland Lithuania Macedonia Malta San Marino Serbia Switzerland




Finalists (by final results)

Salvador Sobral Kristian Kostov Sunstroke Project Blanche Robin Bengtsson Francesco Gabbani Ilinca feat. Alex Florea Joci Pápai Isaiah JOWST feat. Aleksander Walmann O'G3NE Alma Jacques Houdek Dihaj Lucie Jones Nathan Trent Naviband Artsvik Demy Anja Hovig Kasia Moś IMRI O.Torvald Levina Manel Navarro

Semi-final 1

Lindita Martina Bárta Norma John Omar Naber Slavko Kalezić Svala Tamara Gachechiladze Triana Park

Semi-final 2

Brendan Murray Claudia Faniello Fusedmarc Jana Burčeska Koit Toome & Laura Tijana Bogićević Timebelle Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson


Julia Samoylova


Finalists (by final results)

"Amar pelos dois" "Beautiful Mess" "Hey, Mamma!" "City Lights" "I Can't Go On" "Occidentali's Karma" "Yodel It!" "Origo" "Don't Come Easy" "Grab the Moment" "Lights and Shadows" "Requiem" "My Friend" "Skeletons" "Never Give Up on You" "Running on Air" "Story of My Life" "Fly with Me" "This Is Love" "Where I Am" "Gravity" "Flashlight" "I Feel Alive" "Time" "Perfect Life" "Do It for Your Lover"

Semi-final 1

"Blackbird" "Keep the Faith" "Line" "My Turn" "On My Way" "Paper" "Space" "World"

Semi-final 2

"Apollo" "Breathlessly" "Dance Alone" "Dying to Try" "In Too Deep" "Rain of Revolution" "Spirit of the Night" "Verona"


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