Room 2012

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Room 2012
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Room 2012 live in Dresden
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Pop, Hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
Years active 2007–2009
Labels Starwatch/Warner (2007-2009)
Associated acts Monrose, Queensberry
Website www.room2012.de
Past members Cristobal Galvez Moreno
Sascha Schmitz
Julian Kasprzik
Tialda van Slogteren

Room 2012 is a German pop quartet, which originated in the late fall of 2007 on the sixth installment of the German version of the international television talent show Popstars.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Under the motto "Wir suchen den heißesten Live-Act Deutschlands" ("We are looking for Germany's hottest live act") Popstars returned with a sixth installment in the summer of 2007, this time searching for Germany's best live performers. Hopeful singers and dancers attended open television auditions in a couple of German cities, judged by choreographer and dancer Detlef "D!" Soost, music producer Dieter Falk, techno veteran Marusha, singer Nina Hagen and singing coach Jane Comerford. Over the course of several recalls and re-recalls the judges reduced the contestants to a smaller group that immediately travelled to Füssen to get trained in singing, dancing, and fitness. Considering the contestants for too weak, ProSieben decided to hold auditions in the Netherlands, where a few more dancers and singers were cast. In the end dancers and singers started working on their performance and publicity skills together. While the dancers suddenly were separated from the singers and put into a separate band, called Popstars Dance Company, the singers continued the competition.

On the season's finale on Thursday, December 6, 2007, four of the six were chosen to make the band: Cristobal Moreno, Sascha Schmitz, Julian Kasprzik, and Tialda van Slogteren beat out Norman Ramazan and Marcella McCrae - and eventually formed the group Room2012.

Room 2012 became the first German Popstars band whose debut single and debut album did not reach number 1 in the charts. Actually both the first single and the album reached only the top 10 of the official single charts.

After their record-deal with record label Starwatch/Warner had expired, Warner didn't renew it. Room2012 is currently without a record-deal. In 2009, the group announced that they were having a break and would be concentrating on their solo careers in regards to their foreseeable future, although they pointed out that the group was not splitting.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Information Chart positions
GER AUT SWI POL
2007 Elevator
  • Debut studio album
  • Released: December 14, 2007
7
7
17
53

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
GER AUT SWI FIN POL EUR
2007 "Never Give Up" 31 Elevator
"Haunted" 10 5 3 18 21 40
2008 "Naughty but Nice" 52 27 54 48

Tourneen[edit]

  • 2008: The Elevator Tour

As Support Act[edit]

  • 2008: Dj Bobo
  • 2009: Cascada

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