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.
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 grandma 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 casted. 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 Room 2012.
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