The Humans Win Romania’s Selectia Nationala With “Goodbye” And Will Represent The Country At The Eurovision Song Contest 2018

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 BelgiumSaara Aalto for FinlandWaylon for the NetherlandsAISEL for AzerbaijanCesar Sampson for AustriaJessica Mauboy for AustraliaEugent Bushpepa for Albania, Iriao for Georgia, Madame Monsieur for France, Julia Samoylova for RussiaAlfred & Amaia for SpainMikolas Josef for the Czech RepublicRyan O’Shaughnessy for IrelandEleni Foureira for CyprusChristabelle for MaltaZibbz for SwitzerlandSuRie for the United KingdomRasmussen for Denmark, Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro for ItalyEye Cue for F.Y.R. MacedoniaFranka for CroatiaNetta Barzilai for IsraelGianna Terzi for GreeceAlekseev for BelarusVanja Radovanovic for MontenegroSanja Ilic & Balkanika for SerbiaMichael Schulte for GermanyDoReDos for MoldovaAWS for HungaryMélovin for UkraineLaura 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.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

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