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Roman praise
Roman Lob at the Echo Awards 2013.jpg
Roman Lob at the Echo Awards 2013
Lob's autograph
Rooftop Kingdom 2012.jpg
Roman Lob with his former band Rooftop Kingdom

Roman Lob (born July 2, 1990 in Düsseldorf ) is a German pop singer. He represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku after winning the casting show Our Star for Baku .


Lob grew up with a sister in Rott , a district of Neustadt (Wied) . After completing secondary school , he completed an apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic at an auto supplier in Troisdorf until January 2011 , from which he was then taken on as a permanent position . Lob goes snowboarding and downhill in his spare time . Because of his connection to music, he had a colored image of a microphone tattooed on his chest .

In June 2016 he married his long-time partner.

Artistic career

Praise sang in the choir of his kindergarten. He learned to play the piano from his grandfather, who played the organ in church. He tried his hand at the guitar as well as the bass. Lob has been making music since he was eight. In the music group of the Neustadt secondary school, he rediscovered singing for himself. At the age of 13 he first appeared in school with a music group.

In 2005 he founded the band Painful Poison with two friends, in which he played drums. He was the singer of the metalcore band Days of Despite, founded in 2007, and the project Three of a Kind, which he founded with two members of his first band in 2009. As a participant in the fourth season of the casting show Deutschland sucht den Superstar , he first became known to a larger audience in 2007. There he was eliminated - among the top 20 candidates - due to a laryngitis . However, Dieter Bohlen offered Lob to use a bye for the following season of the television show in 2008. He decided not to do this in favor of his apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic. With the alternative rock band Rooftop Kingdom, Lob had various appearances as a singer in the Rhineland.

Lob had already applied for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 without success in 2008 together with Axel Fischer , with whom he recorded the title When the Boys Come under the name G12 P - Germany 12 Points .

In the fall of 2011, competed for the praise of the ARD and ProSieben oriented talent show Unser Star für Baku , the German preliminary decision to Euro Vision Song Contest 2012 . He was selected for a shortlist of candidates and appeared on the first television show with the song After Tonight by Justin Nozuka . The original song returned to the German charts after it was broadcast.

Eurovision Song Contest

Appearances in Our Star for Baku
show song Original interpreter
1. Elimination show After tonight Justin Nozuka
3. Elimination show Easy Lionel Richie
4. Elimination show Drops of Jupiter Train
5. Elimination show Drive Incubus
6th elimination show (quarter-finals) You give me something James Morrison
Day by day Rooftop Kingdom
7. Elimination show (semifinals) Bad day Daniel Powter
Use somebody Kings of Leon
8. Elimination show (final) Conflicted previously unpublished
Standing still

Even before the final, Lob was considered a favorite and was finally able to prevail against Yana Gercke and Ornella de Santis . The title Standing Still, composed by Jamie Cullum , Steve Robson and Wayne Hector, won praise in February 2012 . He qualified for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 , which took place on May 26, 2012 in Baku . He also received a recording deal with Universal Music .

In the online charts of iTunes and Amazon, the title Standing Still entered the first place on the day after the finale of Our Star for Baku . Standing Still reached number 3 in the German charts and was able to place itself in Switzerland and Austria . On April 13th Lob released his first studio album Changes . As a representative of one of the five largest EBU contributors, Lob was directly qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. He started in position 20 out of 26 and reached eighth place with 110 points. In February and March 2013 he was a member of the jury in the music competitions Our Song for Malmö and Your Song . On March 21, 2013 he was awarded the Echo Music Prize in the “Radio Echo” category. From October 2016 to July 2018 he played one of the main characters in the revue as a vocal soloist in the production The One Grand Show at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin.

Praise is the lead singer of the existing since the beginning of 2014 Kölsch rock band outskirts .


Music and singing

Roman Lob (2013)

Lob's music is influenced by rock music . However, he decided to use pop music for his debut album in order to be more commercially successful. Lob publishes his songs in English and has a say in the selection of the songs. He adds: “If I don't want something, I just say it. I think it's important to stay true to myself. ” Lob wrote three songs on his first album, Day by Day , First Time and Changes . Praise describes Xavier Naidoo as his greatest musical role model: "Xavier Naidoo simply has the voice of Germany." He also mentions the band Paramore as another influence.



year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2012 Changes DE9 (8 weeks)
AT50 (1 week)
CH81 (1 week)
First published: April 13, 2012
2014 Home - - -
First published: July 25, 2014


year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2012 Standing Still

(22 weeks)DE
AT40 (3 weeks)
CH51 (2 weeks)
First published: February 16, 2012
Sales: +150,000
DE42 (1 week)
- -
First published: February 16, 2012
DE51 (1 week)
- -
First published: February 16, 2012

more publishments

  • 2012: Call Out the Sun
  • 2014: All That Matters
  • 2018: Orjenal with "Stadtrand"


  • 2013 Echo in the Radio ECHO category for Standing Still

Individual evidence

  1. Roman Lob: Roman Lob
  2. ^ Rhein-Zeitung : On the way to becoming a star: Roman Lob rehearses and rehearses , Mario Quadt, February 14, 2012.
  3. Focus online: A brief introduction to Roman Lob , February 17, 2012.
  4. ^ Rhein-Zeitung: Kurt Beck wants to sing praise with Roman , February 17, 2012.
  5. Kölnische Rundschau: From the workshop to the stage , Dieter Krantz, February 29, 2012.
  6. a b c Stern : “Our Star for Baku” Finalist Roman Lob: “I haven't got that thing in my pocket yet” , Jens Maier, February 16, 2012.
  7. a b c d e Roman Lob
  8. Rhein-Zeitung : Our star for Baku: Favorite Roman Lob learned the talent from musical grandpa Heinrich from Rott , Neustadt, February 10, 2012.
  9. a b c d Zeitverlag: … Roman Lob: “Have you already sung as a child?” ( Memento of the original from November 5, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 1.3 MB), Zeit Leo, 3-2012, Malte Arkona , p. 21. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  10. 1LIVE : Interview with Simon Beeck , February 17, 2012.
  11. a b Rhein-Zeitung : With Roman Lob, everyone is now completely turning the wheel ( memento of the original from February 27, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Beate Christ, January 25, 2012. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  12. Emergenza : Days of Despite
  13. Roman Lob does not sing. In: General-Anzeiger , February 7, 2007, p. 6.
  14. The West : Our Star for Baku - Favorite Roman Lob shines with his own song , Essen, Björn Bowinkelmann, February 10, 2012.
  15. ESC preliminary decision: Roman Lob already tried it in 2008 , Kirsten Schlier, February 7, 2012.
  16. USFB Shows ( Memento of the original from July 30, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  17. Album Changes
  18. a b Volksfreund: I will stay myself - Roman Lob in a TV interview , Trier, Frank Auffenberg, July 27, 2012.
  19. a b Chart sources: Germany - Austria - Switzerland
  20. Gold status , Roman Lob, September 30, 2012.

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