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Romania: “We Want To Celebrate 100 Years of the Great Union”

The Humans have spoken about their Eurovision aims at a press conference just days before they travel to Lisbon for this years contest.

The lead singer of the Humans, Cristina Caramarcu,  has revealed her hopes for the bands participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Speaking at a press conference held by TVR yesterday, the singer explained that they want to make Romania proud, adding;

We appeal to all Romanians in the diaspora, those who can vote for us, to join us in this challenge. We have to be united and get a good place, especially as we mark a special moment, Centenary of the Grand Union, 

We have a precedent in terms of success at Eurovision: we have won the national semifinal with the jury vote, then the final with the vote of the public. We won the National Selection for a year since the band was set up, and it would be great to win the Lisbon finals just when we are celebrating 100 years of Romania

Director of the Romanian performance, Petre Năstase explained that;

I put the song in a staging composed of elements that will give a certain depth to the show, because there is no background graphics on the Lisbon scene. Everything is based on light play, in a concept that will humanize our message

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.

Source: TVR

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.

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