Hometown band Gasca De Acasa (literally meaning “Hometown Band”) pins #BaiaMare on the Eurovision Romania map!
This gem of a song was composed by lifelong buddy Calin Ionce, the first on the left in the picture (he is also responsible, alongside drummer Pefi, the third from left, for one of the most beautiful, sophisticated rock albums ever recorded in Romania, back in the 1990s).
It is a well rounded band, including singer Andreea Carmen, Cosmin “Puiu” Solobot on bass, Patriciu Pop on keys and vocals, and Voicu Stoian on lead guitar, piano and vocals.
Take a break from your crazy day and give it a spin: it will leave something good lingering deep inside you.
The national final is coincidentally hosted by Baia Mare, my natal hometown, on March 4-6.
If you make it to the city, read here for some local delicious tips, and here for your trip to the land of historic Maramures.