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András Kállay-Saunders
András Kállay-Saunders, ESC2014 Meet & Greet 10 (crop 2)
András Kállay-Saunders (2018)
Background
Birth name András Kállay-Saunders
Also known as Kállay Saunders
Born (1985-01-28) 28 1985 (age 34)
New York, U.S.
Occupation Singer, record producer
Instruments singing, Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Label Today Is Vintage


András Kállay-Saunders (born 28 January 1985), also known as Kállay Saunders, is a Hungarian American recording artist, songwriter and record producer. He represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Running".

Early life

András Kállay-Saunders was born in New York City, United States to Hungarian model Katalin Kállay and American soul-singer and producer Fernando Saunders. He is a descendant of the noble Kállay family from his maternal side.

Throughout most of his childhood years Kállay’s father was touring the world and playing his music among legends such Luciano Pavarotti, Jeff Beck, Lou Reed and many more but every now and then Fernando would bring along his son to observe. His father would take him to Detroit and show him how it all started; the corners he sang on, places he played. By doing so, Fernando planted the Motown roots deep within Kallay’s soul.

In 2010 Kállay decided to visit Hungary to spend time with his grandmother who was ill at the time. During his visit in Hungary he noticed a TV commercial urging talented singers to audition for the nations talent competition Megasztár.

Awards

Award Result
Best Band/Duet Won
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