Hungary has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest ten times. The first participation would have been Andrea Szulák's in 1993 but a qualification round was just installed for former Eastern Bloc countries and she did not manage to qualify to the Grand Final.
The first real participation was of Friderika Bayer in 1994. After three rounds of voting the Hungarian entry had taken the top marks each time and was well ahead, however, afterwards the song got weaker votes and in the end it ended up in a credible fourth place. It made Hungary the only debuting nation to lead the voting. The 1995 entry was not as successful, garnering only 3 points, narrowly beating last placed Germany. In 1996 Hungary suffered another qualification lost when Gjon Delhusa's song didn't make it through the pre-qualification round.