In the 40th part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know The Humans who will represent Romania with the song 'Goodbye'.
This Febuary, The Humans won the Romanian national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Selecția Națională. Read more..
The Humans is a band of six members, each with their own musical background. After being in a band called Jukebox for ten years Alin Neagoe (bass), Alex Matei (piano), Cristina Caramarcu (vocals) and Adi Tetrade decided to lay the foundation for a new musical project, joined by Alex Cismaru (guitar) and Adi Tanase (vocals): The Humans was born.
About Cristina Caramarcu (vocals)
Cristina Caramarcu was born on the 22nd of February, 1988. She spends her time traveling between Bucharest and Rome. She gave up a promising career in telecommunications, started singing lessons and joined Jukebox soon after.
About Alex Matei (piano)
Alexandru Matei graduated from the George Enescu Music Academy and studied piano under the personal guidance of the famous jazz pianist Marius Popp. He collaborated with well-known Romanian artists such as Andra, Stefan Banica and Damian Draghici, while also being part of the bands Jukebox and Supermarket.
About Adi Tetrade (drums)
Adrian Tetrade was introduced to the drum kit by his grandfather when he was just three years old. After graduating, he continued his percussion studies in Budapest under the guidance of Nestor Ivan, a famous professor from Hungary. During his musical career he played in various bands such as Sarmalele Reci, Compact and Paula Seling's band, while also working on TV shows like Dancing With The Stars, The Voice of Romania and Strictly Come Dancing. Driven by his passion for music, Alin Neagoe co-founded the band Supermarket, which won numerous national awards. He joined Jukebox in 2006, where he met his future band members Alexandru Matei, Adrian Tetrate and Cristina Caramarcu.
About Alex Cismaru (guitar)
Alexandru Cismaru is a George Enescu Music Academy alumni, just like Alexandru Matei, where he studied guitar. He has a large number of guitar awards in his portfolio, including three consecutive number one awards at George Georgescu International Festival, Alex was previously part of various pop, folk and blues bands.
Alin Neagoe (Bass Player)
Driven by his passion for music, Alin Neagoe co-founded the band Supermarket, which won numerous national awards. He joined Jukebox in 2006. Alin is an avid Fender fan, opting to personalise his guitars with personal touches.
About Corina Matei (cello)
Born in Bulgaria, Corina Matei joined the Varna Opera Child Choir when she was just seven years old. Three years later she moved to Romania, where she started studying the cello. She is a communications and PR graduate, combining her passion for music with her PR skills.
The Humans went to Tel Aviv to perform at the Israel Calling preparty. During their stay, they decided to do a spontaneous jam session in the lobby of the hotel. Eurovision.tv was there:
The Humans recently filmed their postcard for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Portugal. This took place at the Passadicos do Paiva in Arouca Geopark which is located in the north of the country,
Let's get social!
You can follow The Humans on the following social media platforms:
Don't forget to check out the band's official YouTube channel!
The Humans will represent Romania in the second Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on the 10th of May.
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