22.12.2017 | 20:00 | Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Ferenc Molnár (professionally known as Caramel) (born 1 February 1982, Szolnok) is a Hungarian Music Awards-winning Hungarian singer. He is most well known for winning the second season of Megasztár.
Caramel was born on 1 February 1982 in the town of Szolnok. At age 16, he moved to Törökszentmiklós with his stepfather, mother and siblings. His parents` relationship deteriorated after his brother was killed in a car crash, leading him to move out at age 17. Work was hard to find because of his herniated disc. He got his nickname Caramel from a friend when he received a negative response from a publisher.
In 2004, he applied to Megasztár. In 2005, Caramel narrowly won over fellow contestant Tamás Palcsó to become the first contest`s winner. He started to compile his first album in his apartment. In 2005, he released two albums: a compilation of the songs he sang at Megasztár, the second one being called Nyugalomterápia. Both reached number one at the JAHASZ charts. In December of that year, he held his first release concert with other artists, such as István Lerch, Eszter Szabó, Joci Pápai, and Eszter Bartók.
In 2006, he released his nexgt album, Újrahangolva, with music videos filmed in London. More albums followed in 2010, 2011 and 2014. He took part in multiple music shows as judges, including the Hungarian version of The Voice, and Az ének iskolája, a school-inspired music competition show.
In 2011, Caramel was selected as a contestant for A Dal 2012, the first edition for the national selection of Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song `Vízió`. It was one of the top 4 by televoting, but lost to Compact Disco. He was a judge in A Dal 2017 and was also a jury member for Hungary for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Ferenc Molnár (professionally known as Caramel) (born 1 February 1982, Szolnok) is a Hungarian Music >> Read more
Following an unfortunate tragedy in December 1999 the Budapest Sportarena burnt to the ground. The catastrophe shook public opinion to the roots. The Sport Arena was the only building capable of holding several thousand people for both sports and cultural events.
So both the Hungarian public and Hungarian politicians determined to build a new sports complex as soon as possible.
Following this the French building company, Bouygues, the world`s largest construction company in 2002, won the opportunity to construct the new facility. The unique Budapest Sportarena whole complex was designed by Hungarian architects (KÖZTI) in conjunction with the Anglo American architects, Sport Concepts.
So then the construction of the Budapest Sportarena started on 30th June 2001. The building contains 50,000 tons of concrete, 2,300 tons of steel structure, more than 11,000,000 bolts and several kilometres of cable. The building complex is as heavy as the Erzsébet Bridge and Szabadság Bridge together. If you could pick it up and put it on some scales it would weight 200,000 tons. The pedestrian area of the complex is covered by Hungary`s largest continuous granite surface, which is 25,000 m2.
The building was officially opened by the Ministry of Youth and Sports on 2003 March 13th.
On the same day the greatest stars of Hungarian popular music entertained the building`s first audience.
The opening gala on 14th March closed with a spectacular classical event: Beethoven Symphony No.9, symbol of Hungary`s accession into the European Union.
The Budapest Sportaréna is holding Papp László`s name from 2004. May 28th.