Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Unser Star für Baku
100% Televoting
Selection date(s) Heats:
12 January 2012
19 January 2012
26 January 2012
2 February 2012
6 February 2012
Quarter-final:
9 February 2012
Semi-final:
13 February 2012
Final:
16 February 2012
Selected entrant Roman Lob
Selected song "Standing Still"
Finals performance
Final result 8th, 110 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and selected their entry in a series of competitive heats and a national final Unser Star für Baku, which was organised jointly by the public broadcasters ARD and NDR and the private television channel ProSieben.[1] Roman Lob represented Germany with the song "Standing Still", which placed 8th in the final, scoring 110 points.[2][3]

Unser Star für Baku[edit]

Logo of Unser Star für Baku

One week after the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, ARD confirmed their participation in the Eurovision 2012 in Baku.[4] On 15 June, ARD officially presented the national selection.[5] The method was the same as in 2010.

Changes[edit]

On 23 May, three time Eurovision producer and host of Eurovision 2011, Stefan Raab, officially announced his resignation from his roles in the German Eurovision selection as host, producer, mentor and jury president, but his support for the German Eurovision artist still remained.[6] He was replaced by Thomas Dürr, better known as Thomas D, singer of the German hip hop band Die Fantastischen Vier. On 25 November 2011, ARD announced several changes in the national selection. Sandra Rieß and Steven Gätjen replaced Matthias Opdenhövel and Sabine Heinrich as the hosts. The final of "Unser Star für Baku" took place on 16 February 2012.

Furthermore, instead of having guest judges on each show, Thomas D. was accompanied by two further constant judges, Alina Süggeler, lead singer of the band Frida Gold, and Stefan Raab despite his resignation from further involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest. A unique voting system was introduced. The public could already vote for the candidates while they were presented - intermediate results were presented on screen to the viewer and in the studio to candidates, judges and hosts during the show. The singer, who had the fewest votes then, perform first and had therefore the longest time to convince with their talent.[7]

Results summary[edit]

Color key
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was eliminated
     – Contestant received the most public votes
Weekly results per contestant
Show 1 Show 2 Show 3 Show 4 Show 5 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Roman Lob 2nd
14.9%
N/A 1st
11.4%
1st 1st 1st 1st Winner
50.7%
Ornella de Santis N/A 5th
12.3%
3rd
10.1%
3rd 5th 3rd 2nd Runner up
49.3%
Yana Gercke N/A 2nd
13.0%
4th
10.1%
2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd Eliminated
(Semifinal)
Shelly Phillips 1st
15.5%
N/A 6th
9.8%
4th 2nd 4th 4th Eliminated
(Semifinal)
Katja Petri 5th
14.7%
N/A 8th
9.6%
6th 4th 5th Eliminated
(Quarterfinal)
Céline Huber 3rd
14.7%
N/A 2nd
10.3%
5th 6th Eliminated
(Show 5)
Umut Anil N/A 4th
12.5%
7th
9.8%
7th Eliminated
(Show 4)
Sebastian Dey N/A 3rd
12.7%
5th
9.9%
8th Eliminated
(Show 4)
Leonie Burgmer 4th
14.7%
N/A 9th
9.6%
Eliminated
(Show 3)
Rachel Scharnberg N/A 1st
13.3%
10th
9.4%
Eliminated
(Show 3)
Vera Reissmüller N/A 6th
12.3%
Eliminated
(Show 2)
Andrew Fischer N/A 7th
9.4%
Eliminated
(Show 2)
Tina Sander N/A 8th
7.1%
Eliminated
(Show 2)
Jörg Müller-Lornsen N/A 9th
4.0%
Eliminated
(Show 2)
Polly Zeiler N/A 10th
3.4%
Eliminated
(Show 2)
Kai Nötting 6th
14.5%
Eliminated
(Show 1)
Jil Rock 7th
5.9%
Eliminated
(Show 1)
Yasmin Gueroui 8th
2.4%
Eliminated
(Show 1)
Salih Özcan 9th
1.7%
Eliminated
(Show 1)
Jan Verweij 10th
1.0%
Eliminated
(Show 1)

Shows[edit]

Show 1 (12 January 2012)[edit]

[8]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Televoting Result
1 Katja Petri "Marry You" (Bruno Mars) 14.7% 5th
2 Jan Verweij "Closer to the Edge" (Thirty Seconds to Mars) 1.0% 10th
3 Leonie Burgmer "Stronger Than Me" (Amy Winehouse) 14.7% 4th
4 Yasmin Gueroui "Not Fair" (Lily Allen) 2.4% 8th
5 Kai Nötting "More" (Usher) 14.5% 6th
6 Shelly Phillips "Valerie" (The Zutons) 15.5% 1st
7 Salih Özcan "Señorita" (Justin Timberlake) 1.7% 9th
8 Céline Huber "Beautiful Disaster" (Kelly Clarkson) 14.7% 3rd
9 Jil Rock "Moves Like Jagger" (Maroon 5) 5.9% 7th
10 Roman Lob "After Tonight" (Justin Nozuka) 14.9% 2nd

Show 2 (19 January 2012)[edit]

[9]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Televoting Result
1 Andrew Fischer "Tears In Heaven" (Eric Clapton) 9.4% 7th
2 Polly Zeiler "Grenade" (Bruno Mars) 3.4% 10th
3 Sebastian Dey "This Love" (Maroon 5) 12.7% 3rd
4 Jörg Müller-Lornsen "Maybe Tomorrow" (Stereophonics) 4.0% 9th
5 Ornella de Santis "Slow Motion"(Karina Pasian) 12.3% 5th
6 Rachel Scharnberg "My Baby Left Me" (Rox) 13.3% 1st
7 Tina Sander "Geronimo" (Aura Dione) 7.1% 8th
8 Umut Anil "Straight Up" (Paula Abdul) 12.5% 4th
9 Yana Gercke "Price Tag" (Jessie J) 13.0% 2nd
10 Vera Reissmüller "Fooled Me Again" (Lady Gaga) 12.3% 6th

Show 3 (26 January 2012)[edit]

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Draw Artist Song (original artists) Televoting Result
1 Rachel Scharnberg "Like a Star" (Corinne Bailey Rae) 9.4 % 10th
2 Leonie Burgmer "I Love Your Smile" (Charlie Winston) 9.6% 9th
3 Sebastian Dey "Amnesie" (own composition) 9.9% 5th
4 Katja Petri "Lego House" (Ed Sheeran) 9.6% 8th
5 Umut Anil "Weitergehen" (Tim Bendzko) 9.8% 7th
6 Céline Huber "How Come You Don't Call Me" (Alicia Keys) 10.3% 2nd
7 Ornella de Santis "I Want You Back" (The Jackson Five) 10.1% 3rd
8 Shelly Phillips "Fuck You!" (Cee Lo) 9.8% 6th
9 Yana Gercke "Roxanne" (The Police) 10.1% 4th
10 Roman Lob "Easy" (The Commodores) 11.4% 1st

Show 4 (2 February 2012)[edit]

[11][12]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Sebastian Dey "Hey, Hey, Hey" (own composition) 8th
2 Katja Petri "The '59 Sound" (The Gaslight Anthem) 6th
3 Céline Huber "Right to Be Wrong" (Joss Stone) 5th
4 Umut Anil "Someone Like You" (Adele) 7th
5 Shelly Phillips "Waterfalls" (TLC) 4th
6 Ornella de Santis "Try" (Nelly Furtado) 3rd
7 Yana Gercke "Titanium" (David Guetta feat. Sia) 2nd
8 Roman Lob "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (Train) 1st

Show 5 (6 February 2012)[edit]

[13][14]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Katja Petri "Certain Someone" (own composition) 4th
2 Ornella de Santis "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" (Stevie Wonder) 5th
3 Céline Huber "Russian Roulette" (Rihanna) 6th
4 Shelly Phillips "I Try" (Macy Gray) 2nd
5 Yana Gercke "We Found Love" (Rihanna) 3rd
6 Roman Lob "Drive" (Incubus) 1st

Quarterfinal (9 February 2012)[edit]

[15][16]

Draw Artist Song 1 (original artists) Draw Song 2 (original artists) Result
1 Katja Petri "All You Wanted" (Michelle Branch) 6 "Stay" (Hurts) 5th
2 Ornella de Santis "I'll Be There" (The Jackson Five) 7 "Love The Way You Lie (Part II)" (Rihanna) 3rd
3 Shelly Phillips "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Lauryn Hill) 8 "Have It All" (Jeremy Kay) 4th
4 Yana Gercke "Who Knew" (Pink) 9 "Talking to the Moon (Bruno Mars) 2nd
5 Roman Lob "You Give Me Something" (James Morrison) 10 "Day by Day" (own composition) 1st

Semifinal (13 February 2012)[edit]

[17][18]

Draw Artist Song 1 (original artists) Result Draw Song 2 (original artists) Result
1 Shelly Phillips "Das Astronautenlied" (own composition) 4th Did not perform
"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (Kylie Minogue)
2 Ornella de Santis "Eu Vou Ser Mais Eu" (own composition) 3rd 5 "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) 2nd
3 Yana Gercke "Rolling in the Deep" (Adele) 2nd 6 "Skyscraper" (Demi Lovato) 3rd
4 Roman Lob "Bad Day" (Daniel Powter) 1st 7 "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) 1st

Final (16 February 2012)[edit]

[19][20]

Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Result
1 Roman Lob "Conflicted" Martin Mulholland[21] Out
2 Ornella de Santis "Quietly" Alex Geringas, Liz Vidal, Guy Roche[22] Advanced
3 Roman Lob "Alone" Gary Go, Emanuel Kiriakou[21] Out
4 Ornella de Santis "Alone" Gary Go, Emanuel Kiriakou[22] Out
5 Roman Lob "Standing Still" Steve Robson, Jamie Cullum, Wayne Hector[21] Advanced
6 Ornella de Santis "Standing Still" Steve Robson, Jamie Cullum, Wayne Hector[22] Out
Superfinal
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Televoting Result
1 Ornella de Santis "Quietly" Alex Geringas, Liz Vidal, Guy Roche 49,3% Runner-up
2 Roman Lob "Standing Still" Steve Robson, Jamie Cullum, Wayne Hector 50,7% Winner

At Eurovision[edit]

As a Big Five member, Germany was automatically qualified for the final, held on 26 May. Roman Lob was awarded 110 points in total and finished in 8th place.

Points Awarded to Germany[edit]

Points awarded to Germany (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Germany[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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