Tamás Vastag in 2018
|Born||28 June 1991|
|Genres||Pop, Rock, Pop rock|
|Years active||2010 – present|
Tamás Vastag (born 28 June 1991, Veszprém) is a Hungarian Music Awards-winning Hungarian singer and actor. He is most well known for coming 5th on the first season of the Hungarian version of X-Factor.
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. It lies approximately 15 km (9 mi) north of the Lake Balaton. It is the administrative center of the county of the same name.
The Hungarian Music Awards have been given to artists in the field of Hungarian music since 1992. The award categories are similar to Grammy Awards in the United States and Brit Awards in the United Kingdom.
Hungarians, also known as Magyars, are a nation and ethnic group native to Hungary and historical Hungarian lands who share a common culture, history and language. Hungarians belong to the Uralic-speaking peoples. There are an estimated 14.2–14.5 million ethnic Hungarians and their descendants worldwide, of whom 9.6 million live in today's Hungary. About 2.2 million Hungarians live in areas that were part of the Kingdom of Hungary before the Treaty of Trianon and are now parts of Hungary's seven neighbouring countries, especially Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. Significant groups of people with Hungarian ancestry live in various other parts of the world, most of them in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, and Argentina. Hungarians can be classified into several subgroups according to local linguistic and cultural characteristics; subgroups with distinct identities include the Székelys, the Csángós, the Palóc, the Matyó and the Jász people, the last being considered an Iranic ethnic group being closely related to the Ossetians.
Tamás Vastag was born on 28 June 1991 in the town of Veszprém, near Lake Balaton, the son of Sándor Vastag, a university professor, and Márta, a teacher. His two brothers are Balázs and fellow X-Faktor contestant and winner Csaba Vastag. On 22 June 2016, he had a son, Sándor Samu Vastag.
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In 2010, he and his brother Csaba participated in the first season of the Hungarian counterpart of X-Faktor. Tamás came 5th, while his brother Csaba won the contest. In autumn of 2011, fellow Hungarian singer Ildikó Keresztes featured Tamás in her song Hátha lehet még in the album A démon, aki bennem van, along with Norbert L. Király and Nikolas Takács.
In late 2012, Tamás Vastag was announced to participate in the 2013 edition of A Dal, the Hungarian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. With the song Holnaptól, he was able to get to the final of the contest (from the 2nd heat, to the 2nd semi-final, and finally to the final), and was chosen by the judges to be eligible into the superfinal of the contest, where, if chosen by the televote, would have represented Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. However, ByeAlex was chosen to be representative of that year. In late 2013, Tamás was announced to participate again in the 2014 edition of A Dal,this time he attempted to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song Miss One Smile. While the song was initially in English, Tamás decided to perform the Hungarian version of the song, entitled Állj meg világ. Chosen to sing again in the 2nd heat, Tamás was eliminated, with only 35 points, being beat out by fellow contestant Bogi. He will participate in A Dal again for the 2018 edition with the song Ne hagyj reményt. He was eliminated in the semi-finals.
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