Germany: Jamie Cullum talks Eurovision

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The British jazz singer Jamie Cullum has been speaking about his history as a Eurovision Song Contest songwriter, and has expressed his interest in writing a song for the United Kingdom in the future.

Thirty-five year old Jamie Cullum, a jazz musician and songwriter of international repute, composed the German entry for the Eurovision Song Contest of 2012.  The song, Standing still by Roman Lob, finished in eighth place in the Grand Final of the Baku-staged contest with a total of 110 points.  Standing still was later certified Gold by Germany’s Bundesverband Musikindustrie for domestic shipments that exceeded 150,000.

Speaking to Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio Two, Jamie, whose new album Interlude is released on 6 October, says he would be happy to write a song for the UK.

My door is always open [to the UK], you know where I am.

And on his time as the songwriter behind Standing still:

I’d written the song and it was one that I just never recorded and it was out there in the ether. I guess they just found it over there and said would it be OK to put it forward as one of the entries, and then before I knew it, it was on the show and you were talking about it and I was like, ‘Oh I didn’t even really know about it.’

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Watch Roman Lob’s performance of Standing still at the Grand Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest below.

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