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Poland "Human"
Human
Own Eurovision Song Contest 26 entry
Country Poland
Artist(s) Christina Perri
Language English
Finals performance
Semi-final result 1st
Semi-final points 114
Final result 1st
Final points 222
Appearance chronology
◄ Znak (25)   
Consequences (27) ►


"Human" is a song by Polish American singer-songwriter Christina Perri. The song was written by Perri herself and Martin Johnson, who also produced the song, and is the lead single from Perri's second studio album Head or Heart (2014). The song was released on 18 November 2013.

BackgroundEdit

"Human" was written by Perri and Martin Johnson, and was produced by Martin Johnson. The song was released on iTunes on November 18, 2013, and Perri debuted the song with a performance on The Queen Latifah Show the same day.

CompositionEdit

Like previous singles "Jar of Hearts" and "Arms", "Human" is largely built around a piano melody. It is a power ballad written in key Ab major, and features a strong build-up towards the chorus.

Music video Edit

The official music video for "Human" premiered on January 3, 2014 and was uploaded to Perri's YouTube account the following day. The video was directed by Elliott Sellers and features Perri as a robot sitting in a white room, with close-ups of the mechanics working inside of her body. As Perri begins to move, various body parts are shown to be bionic. Towards the end of the video, Perri begins to transform from a machine into a human as sparks fall behind her; her tattoos reappear as a symbol of her individuality and her robotic heart begins to pump fluid around her body.

Charts and certificationsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 71
Slovakia (IFPI) 25
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 28

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
United States November 18, 2013 Digital download Atlantic
Canada
Worldwide February 23, 2014

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"Error"
by Madeline Juno
Own Eurovision Song Contest winner
OESC #26
Succeeded by
"Dernière danse"
by Indila

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