The next artists featured in our “Who Is” series for the Eurovision 2018 season is The Humans from Romania.
In February, it was decided that The Humans would represent Romania at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest after they won Selectia Nationala. Let’s get to know a bit more about them.
Founded in 2017, The Humans is a Romanian band from Bucharest. The group consists of Cristina Caramarcu (vocalist), Alexandru Cismaru (guitarist), Alexandru Matei (keyboardist), and Adi Tetrade (drummer). Although they are a new band, they rose to fame after winning this year’s Selectia Nationala, the Romanian Eurovision selection show. Their song “Goodbye” was written by Cristina herself and was composed and produced by band members Alexandru Matei and Alin Neagoe. The music video shows the band wearing black outfits and white masks to show the social equality of people.
The Humans will represent Romania at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal this May with their song “Goodbye”.
Romania first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, the country had tried to participate in 1993 but failed to get through the pre-qualifying round. At the 1994 contest Dan Bittman finished 21st in the final scoring 14 points, Romania didn’t make it through to another final until 1998. Romania’s best results in the contest are two third place finishes. In 2005 Luminita Anghel & Sistem finished 3rd scoring 158 points, while Paula Seling & Ovi finished 3rd in Oslo with the song “Playing with Fire”. Romania missed the 2016 contest due to TVR being removed from the EBU.