44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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"X-Faktor vs Páva – an unlikely comparison" of two talent competition programs televised in Hungarian on local television channels. "X-Faktor" is the Hungarian version of "The X Factor", a franchised show originating from the United Kingdom – featuring jury-rated performances of aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. The so-called “Páva” show is a strictly Hungarian folk music and folk dance talent competition in a format similar to The X Factor’s. Páva is described here as being "more entertaining and consumer friendly" than Hungarian X-Faktor. This writing applauds the Páva program as "refreshing, natural, high quality, entertainingly informative" with its staff, contestants and illustrious jury as being more "humane, friendly and qualified" than Hungarian X-Faktor’s. This review sees Páva’s MCs as the weak point of the program. Review by Rédai Attila www.liget.ro 2019 Jan. 4.