Roman Lob for Germany with "Standing Still"

Roman Lob for Germany with "Standing Still"
Roman Lob. Photo: Stijn Smulders (EBU)
Cologne, Germany -

In a truly exciting final, the winner of Unser Star für Baku and thus the German representative in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest has been chosen tonight - it's Roman Lob, and he will sing Standing Still!

Tonight marked the most exciting stage of Unser Star für Baku, the German national selection. In Monday's semi-final, the public chose Roman Lob and Ornella de Santis as the ones fighting the final battle, and tonight, they, for the first time, presented potential Eurovision entries.

The panel jury, which included Stefan Raab, TV legend and one of the presenters of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, Alina Süggeler, lead singer of the band Frida Gold, and Thomas D, member of the hip-hop band Die Fantastischen Vier, commented on tonight's performances, but the decision who will represent Germany with which song was taken solely by the televoters.

In the show, which was presented by Sandra Rieß and Steven Gätjen, each candidate first sang three songs, out of which the public selected the best one, respectively. This was the initial line-up of songs (in order of appearance, finalist songs in bold):

  • Roman Lob - Conflicted
  • Ornella de Santis - Quietly (70%)
  • Roman Lob - Alone
  • Ornella de Santis - Alone
  • Roman Lob - Standing Still (76%)
  • Ornella de Santis - Standing Still

While the first songs were different for each candidate, they both sung Alone and Standing Still afterwards, but in different arrangements. After that, Roman and Ornella sang their super-final songs again, and the TV viewers then decided who would be the German representative. This is the final result:

  • Ornella de Santis - Quietly (49.3%)
  • Roman Lob - Standing Still (50.7%)

Thus, Roman Lob will represent Germany in the Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held on May 26th in Baku, with the song Standing Still, written by Jamie Cullum, Steve Robson and Wayne Hector. You can watch Roman's performance on eurovision.de.


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  • Posted on 6 May 2012 at 22:49
  • Posted on 6 May 2012 at 16:02
    1 vote from Georgia :) love u!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 April 2012 at 17:13
    allemand? americain? anglais? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 April 2012 at 10:38
    Großartig, much fun in Bakku, Roman - You got chances for top position - 12 points from Austria to Germany ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 April 2012 at 10:36
    Absolut großartig, much fun in Bakku, Roman and may be you'll win - 12 points from Austria report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2012 at 00:27
    I gotta say whats on my mind: HE IS HOT! but I dont think he will win. i mean he has this kings of leon style but i assume it wont be enough to really win. anyways 8 points from the uk .
    xoxo report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2012 at 06:52
    Dear jcdng, wash your ears. By the way I can list lot of other entries this year, which are copies of other songs. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2012 at 02:19
    I'm affraid the song sounds like "You're beautiful" from James Blunt. The chorus is almost the same! Sorry. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2012 at 09:27
    12 Points from Italia ! I love this Song and Roman ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 March 2012 at 17:47
    I don't like the song that much, cause it is nothing special... :S

    Anyway, good luck to all the participants of this year's ESC! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 March 2012 at 13:11
    I think he might win. The song is beautiful, romantic, but modern, he has a good voice and he's cute. Come on Germany, you deserve to win once more (and this in much better than Lena's Satellite) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 March 2012 at 00:09
    sorry, but this song is sooo boring and average,
    nothing special

    anyway, good luck report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 March 2012 at 16:46
    Germany GREAAAAAAAAAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2012 at 12:39
    12 Points again :-)! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 March 2012 at 19:51
    good song but everybody will have another song to prefer to this. report to the moderator