Eurovision 2012

Germany – Standing Still

After the break we have just had Roman Lob singing “Standing Still” for Germany.

This is a Cold Play song and I have always thought that the media speculation surrounding the entry was overrated. To be honest I still think the same.

Roman sings his song well and knows how to work the camera. He will be dressed in beige jeans, a maroon t shirt and black suit jacket. He is accompanied by his 4 piece band – 2 on guitar, one on piano and the other on the drums. They all play well and that is really about it. “Nice” is the word that comes to mind. I have no burning desire for the song and I don’t detest it. It is just plain.

The staging is simple – dark with some diagonal yellow spot lights. There is a lot to be said for keeping the presentation simple if it is a mid tempo ballad that you are performing but this has just taken it a step too far and is positively static. I can’t help but think this is all too safe. If you like Cold Play and drive a volvo then you will love this!

Personally I don’t think this is a strong song from Germany but the opinion in the arena is that this should take germany into the Top ten. What do you think?

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  1. are the music instruments played live?Is it not against ESC rules to have live music on stage(it is all playback) or has something changed?When you see e.g.Mandingas rehearsals you hear the bagpipe though the man who plays it has not the mouthpiece in his mouth.Roman has a great voice but the song+performance+background video is boring+Roman is not Lena. Lena has shown whole Europe that you don´t need to have the best voice to win ESC but you must be someone special or have something special. Sorry Roman but this is not your year

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