Last night saw Romania’s national selection shows come to an end, with the final. Winning the contest was The Humans with their song “Goodbye”. They’ll be off to Lisbon, Portugal in May to represent their home country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
They were decided as the winners by 100% televote from the viewing public. They managed to get 3,277 votes, placing them in front of favourites Alexia & Matei’s “Walking On Water” and Feli’s “Buna de iubit (Royalty)”, which came second and third with 3,114 and 2,862 respectively.
The Humans are pretty new to the music industry, with this song being their debut single. The group are apparently a five-piece band although six members can be seen during the Selectia Nationala final. The five band members are Cristina Caramarcu, Alexandru Cismaru, Alexandru Matei, Alin Neagoe, and Adi Tetrade. They celebrated their one-year anniversary of forming the group on the same day as they won the right to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Watch The Humans Perform Their Eurovision Song “Goodbye” On Selectia Nationala Here:
The song’s lyrics were written by Cristina Caramarcu, whilst the music was composed by Matei Alexandru and Alin Neagoe. It’s quite the surprising song as it mixes pop-ballad with pop-rock. We should be getting used to the crossing of genres from Romania. Last year saw them send a yodelling pop song which proved to be a hit with the public. “Yodel It!” by Ilinca & Alex Florea gained a total of 282 points in the Grand Final, placing them seventh overall; which is the best result since 2010.
Almost all the artists have been revealed now, and it is proving to be one tough competition. To win, The Humans have to beat some very strong acts who are representing their own country this year. So far, the following acts have been announced Sennek for Belgium, Saara Aalto for Finland, Waylon for the Netherlands, AISEL for Azerbaijan, Cesar Sampson for Austria, Jessica Mauboy for Australia, Eugent Bushpepa for Albania, Iriao for Georgia, Madame Monsieur for France, Julia Samoylova for Russia, Alfred & Amaia for Spain, Mikolas Josef for the Czech Republic, Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Ireland, Eleni Foureira for Cyprus, Christabelle for Malta, Zibbz for Switzerland, SuRie for the United Kingdom, Rasmussen for Denmark, Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro for Italy, Eye Cue for F.Y.R. Macedonia, Franka for Croatia, Netta Barzilai for Israel, Gianna Terzi for Greece, Alekseev for Belarus, Vanja Radovanovic for Montenegro, Sanja Ilic & Balkanika for Serbia, Michael Schulte for Germany, DoReDos for Moldova, AWS for Hungary, Mélovin for Ukraine, Laura Rizzotto for Latvia, and Lea Sirk for Slovenia.
After Salvador Sobral won for Portugal, last year, with “Amar Pelos Dois”; the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be hosted at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal; with the two Semi-Finals taking place on 8 May and 10 May and the Grand Final taking place on 12 May. A total of 43 countries will compete in the contest.