Over the years, the Hungarian results have been quite mixed. A fourth and a fifth place from 1994 and 2014 are their best result to date.
The country attempted to take part in the 1993 contest, but a pre-selection round eliminated Andrea Szulák. The year after, Friderika Bayer made it through, and came in 4th in Hungary's Eurovision debut.
After the semi-finals were introduced, Hungary only failed to reach the final in 2008 and 2009. The country didn't take part in the 2010 contest, but since 2011 they have had impressive row of always making it to the final. András Kállay-Saunders came 5th in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014 with the song Running, and in 2017 they once again ended in top 10 as Joci Pápai finished 8th.