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"PÁVA" – Hungarian TV’s showcase of talent in folk dance, folk singing and music. This year the show is technically not a talent contest where participants are rated by a jury of Hungarian folk music and folk dance professionals. Instead, it is a showcase of folk performers that have been winners in previous years of Páva talent contests. This time finalists (favorites) are chosen solely on the basis of votes from the public sent in as text messages. However, a panel of professionals does comment on the performances. A member of the viewing audience, ethnographer Mihálovics Ferenc, was annoyed by member of the professional panel Sebő Ferenc’s critical remarks (on Nov. 9, 2018) on Danubia Tambura Band’s performance and choice of material. Printed here are both Mihálovics’s letter to Sebő Ferenc and Sebő’s response.