The Humans, who will represent Romania in Eurovision 2018 with “Goodbye,” have revealed more details about their planned staging for Lisbon.
Speaking to Libertatea, Cristina Caramarcu, the band’s singer, revealed that an entirely new outfit is being prepared for the Romanian performance. She also mentioned that the band have a “little choreography” lined up and a back-up dress if it proves too difficult to handle the choreography in the first option. The band kicked off their rehearsals last month in Bucharest.
The audience can also expect fireworks and wind for the Romanian performance. Of course, the band will also have their instruments on stage and these have already been shipped to Lisbon. The band’s drummer Adi Tetrade confirms that the instruments were “packed properly” and sent off on 20 April. The instruments even had to be certified as fireproof in order to be allowed on the stage in the Altice Arena in Lisbon.
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.
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.