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Deutschland sucht den Superstar
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DSDS logo as of 2013
Created bySimon Fuller
Directed byBruce Gowers
Presented byOliver Geissen (2015-)
Nazan Eckes (2013-14)
Raul Richter (2013)
Marco Schreyl (2006-12)
Tooske Ragas (2006-08)
Michelle Hunziker (2002-04)
Carsten Spengemann (2002-04)

Dieter Bohlen (2002-)
H.P. Baxxter (2016-)
Michelle (2016-)
Shirin David (2017-)

Shona Fraser (2002-04)
Thomas Bug (2002-04)
Thomas M. Stein (2002-2004)
Sylvia Kollek (2005-06)
Heinz Henn (2005-07)
Anja Lukasender (2007-08)
Andreas Lפsker (2008)
Nina Eichinger (2009-10)
Volker Neum×¼ller (2009-10)
Fernanda Brand×£o (2011)
Patrick Nuo (2011)
Natalie Horler (2012)
Bruce Darnell (2012)
Bill Kaulitz (2013)
Tom Kaulitz (2013)
Mateo Jaschik (2013)
Mieze Katz (2014)
Kenneth "Kay One" Gl׶ckler (2014-15)
Marianne Rosenberg (2014-15)
Heino (2015)
DJ Antoine (2015)
Mandy Capristo (2015)
Vanessa Mai (2016)
Country of originGermany
No. of seasons14
No. of episodes289
Executive producer(s)Nigel Lythgoe
Ken Warwick
Simon Fuller
Running timeVaries
Original networkRTL
Original releaseOctober 2002 - present
External links


Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS; “Germany Looks for the Superstar”) is normally a German truth talent present. Area of the Idol franchise, it had been created by British mass media mogul Simon Fuller being a spin-off in the British present Pop Idol, which two series had been broadcast between your many years of 2001 and 2003. Debuting to mediocre rankings in Oct 2002 over the RTL network, the present provides since become perhaps one of the most successful displays on German tv. This program aims for the best singer in the united states through some nationwide auditions where viewer voting establishes the winner. Voting is performed through phone and SMS text message voting.

Season summaries

Season 1

The first season 2002–2003 of Deutschland sucht den Superstar debuted without very much buzz in October 2002 for the RTL network. The show's co-hosts had been Swiss celebrity Michelle Hunziker and previous soap opera acting professional Carsten Spengemann, as the jury contains music maker Dieter Bohlen, radio sponsor Thomas Bug, United kingdom music journalist Shona Fraser, and then-president of BMG Germany, Thomas M. Stein. Through person to person generated from the selling point of its contestants and the current presence of Bohlen's acid-tongued commentary, the display grew right into a trend ending having a finale seen by around twelve million audiences in March 2003.Champion Alexander Klaws signed a saving agreement with BMG, the label together with DSDS. Instantly post-finale, Klaws released three singles, especially the coronation music "Consider Me Tonight" that was compiled by Bohlen and debuted together with the German Singles Graph, eventually becoming the next biggest-selling solitary of 2003 – just dropping to "WE'VE a Fantasy," the pre-released documenting of most ten finalists. Klaws offers subsequently got three albums and many hit singles mainly from his more lucrative first recording. While his debut, Consider Your Opportunity (2003), and its own follow-up, Right here I Am (2004), noticed nationwide achievement and garnered him many ECHO Honor nominations, his 3rd party 2006 launch, Attention! didn't link on earlier sales numbers. He offers since established a second profession as an acting professional for the Sat.1 telenovela Anna und pass away Liebe and made an appearance in leading tasks on musicals such as for example Dance from the Vampires and Tarzan.Besides Klaws, all 10 finalists apart from then-pregnant Andrea Josten signed record handles various record businesses. Runner-up Juliette Schoppmann also authorized with BMG, however in comparison to public objectives she declined dealing with Bohlen. Rather, she released three singles which two moved into the very best ten and a single recording, Unique, which ultimately debuted in 2004. Because of moderate product sales BMG fell her soon after its discharge. She's since produced herself a name as professional songwriter. Third-placed Daniel Küblböck also extended his countrywide but incredibly polarising popularity using a agreement with BMG. Until June 2004 he released four main succeeded strike singles and a number-one record, entitled Positive Energien (2003). Nevertheless, further initiatives failed over the graphs after a questionable participations in the German variations of I'm a Superstar, Obtain Me Out of Right here! and YOUR GOVERNMENT and the discharge of his flopped film Daniel – Der Zauberer (2004).Vanessa Struhler became the protégé of Hip-Hop manufacturer DJ Tomekk and found solid commercial achievement with her first album, Trip beside me (2003). Gracia Baur also was agreed upon to BMG, but was fell after her moderate been successful rock and roll debut Intoxicated (2003). She after that agreed upon with Bros Music and was chosen to signify Germany in the Eurovision Melody Contest 2005 using the melody "Operate & Cover", where it positioned last within a field of 24. Judith Lefeber, Daniel Lopes, and Nektarios Bamiatzis also have scored mediocre to small success following the show using their own releases.

Season 2

In the next group of DSDS 2003–2004, co-hosts Hunziker and Spengemann and all jury people reprised their engagements in the display. Following the achievement from the initial installment, the next season was shown to an increased profile during 2003 fall plan, including an elevated number of shows, budgets and costs for industrial spots. As opposed to the initial season, however, the next soon discovered its main viewers but under no circumstances reached the overpowering buzz and demand that your initial season got captured. This reality was underscored by lowering mobile phone votes and rankings, that have been released following the show's final.This time around, teacher Elli Erl emerged as the winner. Though Erl decided to launch the Bohlen-produced coronation track "THAT IS MY ENTIRE LIFE" inside a remixed release, she dropped collaborating with him on her behalf debut album IN MY OWN Dreams because of musical differences. As the debut solitary still reached the very best three from the German Singles Graph, the recording, released in Oct 2004, reached quantity thirty-three around the German Albums Graph and spawned another two singles which non-e became a industrial hit, producing Erl the lowest-selling DSDS champion to day. Her pursuing two albums Shifting Out (2007) and Human being (2009) didn't chart anywhere.Unlike in season one, the additional finalists hit on main problems if they viewed out for record offers. While runner-up Denise Tillmanns by no means signed a documenting agreement, third-place finisher Philippe Bühler founded himself as a specialist songwriter and released two R&B-influenced singles, entitled "Warum?" (2005) and "Ich Kann Dich Lieben" (2006), both which entered the very best forty from the German Singles Graph. Anke Wagner authorized with impartial label Perleberg, but neither her debut solitary nor her recording magaged to enter any graph. Benjamin Martell was authorized to BMG, but was decreased when he demanded to create the recording by himself. Fifth-place finisher Gunther Göbbel became area of the R&B duo Lemon Snow, whose cover solitary "The stand by position Me personally" entered the German best 20 in fall 2006. Lorenzo Woodard participated in a number of prominent reality displays such as for example Die Alm and Ich bin ein Celebrity – Holt mich hier raus! and offers since enjoyed mass media interest under his transsexual identification "Lorielle London".

Season 3

After an lack of twelve months (2004–2005), the 3rd season 2005–2006 introduced several new elements. Neither Hunziker nor Spengemann had been asked back again as the show's hosts as the studio room wanted a fresh complexion on the growing season. They were changed with Marco Schreyl and Dutch co-host Tooske Ragas. The jury cast also experienced radical adjustments; Dieter Bohlen continued to be the only primary member, and was ultimately joined up with by music manufacturer Sylvia Kollek and previous supervisor Heinz Henn.

Season 4

Deutschland sucht den Superstar Period 4 may be the fourth time of year of Deutschland sucht den Superstar which aired on RTL network. Tag Medlock, this season's champion, was granted a agreement with Sony-BMG. The judges in this year had been Dieter Bohlen, Heinz Henn and Anja Lukaseder. It had been hosted by Marco Schreyl and Tooske Ragas. The audiences find the contestant's fates because they could actually call for a common contestant. The voting outcomes were released on 7 May.

Season 5

Due to the achievement of period four RTL made a decision to make a fifth period in 2008. This is announced right before the 4th period final display was demonstrated on TV. There have been several adjustments: Marco Schreyl became the only real host from the display, without the help of Tooske Ragas. Because of some quarrels with Dieter Bohlen, Heinz Henn was changed in the jury by Andreas "Bär" Läsker. Läsker found out and may be the supervisor of Die Fantastischen Vier (THE GREAT Four), and became a member of existing jury users Bohlen and Anja Lukaseder. The final substantial change issues only 1 semi-final displays ("Best 15 displays") using the name Jetzt oder nie (Right now or By no means): Up to now the 10 greatest candidates have been determined by phone and Text message voting. Rather the jury chosen the very best 10 reside in front of just one 1,000 spectators. The five contestants with the best quantity of votes from the general public went through towards the motto displays. The judges selected five even more contestants of the rest of the 10 to become listed on them. Later on, the applicants enter the ultimate displays with general public voting as in the last series. With the brand new rules, the suppliers hope to raise the excitement also to prevent great candidates from becoming knocked out prematurily ..The auditions were only available in August on Mallorca as well as for the very first time ever on Ibiza. From Sept around the casting team toured throughout Germany. The 1st show, Right now or by no means – Jetzt oder nie, began on 8 March.

Season 6

Deutschland sucht den Superstar Period 6 was the sixth period of Deutschland sucht den Superstar which is airing in the RTL network. This season's champion, Daniel Schuhmacher, was honored a agreement with Sony-BMG. The judges in this year are Dieter Bohlen, Nina Eichinger, and Volker Neumüller. This year is certainly hosted by Marco Schreyl. The audiences find the contestant's fates because they could actually call for a common contestant. Much like period 5, the "top 10" was made by the very best 5 contestants with telephone and Text message voting as well as the various other 5 were chosen with the jury. The 6th season began on 21 January 2009.

Season 7

Deutschland sucht den Superstar Time of year 7 may be the seventh period from the Idol series which aired on RTL Tv and started on 6 January 2010. The growing season marked a fresh national record with an increase of than 35,000 individuals. The final shown on 17 Apr 2010, as well as the champion was Mehrzad Marashi. Community votesMehrzad Marahsi won the present. Second was Menowin Fröhlich and on third place Manuel Hoffmann. Menowin provides gained every liveshow but dropped against Mehrzad who gained the ultimate with 56,04%. Manuel Hoffmann was removed in the 5th present, but he returned after Helmut Orosz was expelled in the show. Manuel returned and reached the semi-final, in order that he was the initial person who was removed and offers survived several show once again. Thomas Karaoglan, who reached the 5th place was referred to as der Checker and Kim Debkowski offers made some advertising campaign during her video earlier her overall performance with some beauty tips about Kim Gloss Television.The live-shows began using the Top-15 show to look for the contestants that could make up the very best 10 in the mottoshows. As carried out in the last seasons, the very best 10 had been contestants subjected to from the general public vote as well as the jury's vote. Nevertheless, 7 (rather than 5) contestants had been subjected to with the general public votes and 3 (rather than 5) will be put through from the jury; which eventually became the contestants that rated with another three largest quantity of votes. In the 1st live display, Steffi Landerer, who was simply known on her behalf sex charm, was removed. Marcel Pluschke, who was simply removed on the next live-show, didn't perceive a fantastic audience respect due to his weak tone of voice and nation music origins (that was an initial in DSDS). Though criticized for his music selection in the 3rd live display, Nelson Sangaré was remarkably removed after rating among the best contestants through the entire 1st and second live-shows. After becoming in underneath groups weekly, Ines Redjeb was ultimately removed in the 4th live-show. Though demonstrating to be always a preferred in your competition despite rank in underneath half from the voting, Manuel Hoffmann was removed in the 5th present against Helmut Orosz. Orosz, who was simply a high 50 contestant in the next period, became criticized for his issues with performing correct texts; soon after Hoffmann's reduction, the companies of DSDS acquired discovered a video of Orosz with a pal using cocaine lately, to which Orosz confessed. As a result of this, Orosz was disqualified in the competition and Hoffmann came back towards the live-shows surpassing audience preferred Thomas Karaoglan in the sixth-live present and Kim Debkowski in the seventh live-show. Nevertheless, Hoffmann's journey finished in the semi-final departing the finale in the hands from the season's front-runners Menowin Fröhlich and Mehrzad Marashi. Fröhlich, an area DJ, effectively auditioned for the present in the 3rd season rendering it to the Best-20 live-shows; he afterwards became disqualified because of battery and scams. Both friends through the entire recall, tensions increased through the entire competition between supporters and themselves. Following the last vote, Marashi received though only rating in 1st place in the Best-15 as well as the finale as Fröhlich rated 1st every week.

Season 8

Deutschland sucht den Superstar Time of year 8 may be the eighth time of year from the Idol series in Germany began airing on RTL on 8 January 2011. The champion will receive a documenting contract with Common GROUP. 34,956 people auditioned through the entire 35 towns that hosted auditions. Nina Eichinger and Volker Neumüller had been taken off the -panel. Their successors are Swiss vocalist Patrick Nuo and vocalist/dancer Fernanda Brandao. Marco Schreyl came back as the sponsor. DSDS has prolonged involvement privileges to Austria and Switzerland. THE VERY BEST 35 will become likely to the Maldives. The ultimate shown on 7 Might 2011, as well as the champion was Pietro Lombardi. This year reintroduced the contestants performing with backing songs instead of a live music group. ControversiesThe Hamburger Morgenpost questioned whether RTL misquoted DSDS Top 10 candidate Anna-Carina Woitschack. Within an interview, Anna-Carina was quoted as stating "It had been cut collectively all incorrect. I never stated that I hate Sarah – but on the other hand, I do not really hate Sarah Engels. That's what I stated. Nonetheless it was cut in this manner by RTL, since it looks best for the display."RTL received a declaration from any office of Public Protection stating that Sebastian Wurth had not been permitted to participate after 10 PM. RTL was also fined 15,000 Euro for the occurrence.The Hamburger Morgenpost questioned if the liveshows were actually live broadcast. In another Mottoshow, Marco Angelini slipped up in his efficiency and forgot to sing at the right time.Pietro Lombardi's sibling posted nude picture of Sarah Engels after she used Pietro's cellular phone to speak to ladies. The hardcore followers of Pietro Lombardi informed his sibling Marco concerning this and he wasn't content about this. Therefore, he made a decision to consider "revenge." Pietro's sibling also published "Everyone understands how inexpensive Sarah Engels is usually. She actually is sneaky. A liar."DSDS sponsor Marco Schreyl confusing the phone figures for applicants Zazou Shopping mall and Marco Angelini. A video camera shot of Marco Angelini demonstrated him enraged towards zoom lens. A reporter for the Hamburger Morgenpost, who was simply present, reported there have been chaotic scenes soon prior to the end from the documenting. Dieter Bohlen pointed out the mistake and Marco Schreyl replied that "Maybe it's doable for the sponsor". RTL made the decision that no applicant would be removed and the ultimate show was forced back weekly.Around the 6th mottoshow, Sarah Engels had two wardrobe incidents, when dancing to "Strolling on Sunshine", where she began dancing too near among the cameras, leading to two upskirts. This is eventually proven to the studio room audience through the recap of her overall performance and was mentioned from the judges.

Season 9

Deutschland sucht den Superstar (time of year 9) may be the ninth time of year of Deutschland sucht den Superstar. Jury users Fernanda Brandao and Patrick Nuo remaining DSDS and had been changed by Bruce Darnell and Cascada's Natalie Horler. The champion will get a documenting contract with Common GROUP and €500,000. Individuals must be between your age groups of 16 and 30 and surviving in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The auditions stage experienced 34 audition occasions in 33 towns across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 35.401 individuals auditioned for time of year 9. RTL made a decision to possess a "Best 16" rather than a "Best 15". Unlike earlier seasons, individuals sung inside a duet. Luca Hänni received time of year 9. At age group 17, Luca may be the youngest winner-to-date.The Cologne district government really wants to enforce a law that protect minors. Regulations will not enable minors to take part on stage after 10 PM. The problem started last time of year when this legislation was enforced for Sebastian Wurth. RTL received a 15,000 Euro good for the event. The candidates that would impact are Daniele Negroni, age group 16; Luca Hänni, age group 17; Vanessa Krasniqi, age group 17 and Fabienne Rothe, age group 16. RTL made a decision to cancel the outcomes present for 7, 14 and 21 Apr because of the minor protection rules.Hamburger Morgenpost hinted that Thomas Pegram's eradication was expected due to a few of his figures on Facebook. He gets the fewest individuals who clicked the "like" key just 4.105 people and received only 813 comments following the official DSDS Facebook fanpage set up his photo. Hamburger Morgenpost continuing this when Silvia Amaru was removed restating the way the least expensive "like" total demonstrated who was likely to become eliminated prior to the ultimate decision. Silvia Amaru's picture experienced 4.761 "like" as the competition was at around 10.000 on Sunday 11 March at 10:15 CET. Hamburger Morgenpost mentioned that it ought to be "obvious" for RTL that "Facebook is usually a power killer" for Deutschland sucht den Superstar. In the very best 8, Kristof experienced the fews loves for his picture and had not been voted from the show.Kristof Hering suffered verbal and loss of life threats during his involvement during time of year 9 because of his homosexuality. Individuals were writing things like "You are sooo homosexual to .."; "I'll cut your eggs"; "Escape DSDS, if you'd prefer your daily life" and "I stab you up". RTL submitted charges against unfamiliar persons due to the threats.TV rankings for time of year 9 have already been disappointing. None from the mottoshows reach 5 million audiences. time of year 1 averaged 8.09 million viewers and season 8 averaged 6.32 million viewers in the show's key demographic (age range 14 to 49). Just 4.71 million people watch the ultimate display of season 9. This is actually the most affordable viewership in the annals of all final displays of DSDS. RTL mentioned they would like to continue using the show declining prices.

Season 10

On 30 Apr 2012, RTL announced that the display will return for any tenth season, regardless of declining rankings in Time of year 9. It had been also announced that earlier judges Natalie Horler and Bruce Darnell aswell as sponsor Marco Schreyl will become changed. Furthermore, a "feminine quota" will become introduced to be able to have the same stability of male and feminine contestants.According to reviews, the display was likely to possess a live strap associated the contestants in the concert events, which includes been absent since time of year 8. Nevertheless, the 1st motto display of the growing season do not include a live music group and contestants sounded to become performing to pre-recorded songs.On 14 Sept 2012, RTL announced Tom and Expenses Kaulitz from your MTV Video Music Awards being successful band Tokio Resort and Mateo Jaschik founding person in the German dancehall music group Culcha Candela mainly because the substitutes for Natalie Horler and Bruce Darnell in the jury. This is actually the first-time since time of year 2 that this jury contains four judges.The first episode attracted 5.18 Mio. audiences, which marks the cheapest season premiere ranking since Time of year 1, which includes not really been broadcast around the primetime slot machine on 8.15pm. Not surprisingly, the display was restored for an eleventh time of year for 2014. Just 4,63 Mio. audiences watched the ultimate, a significant low record.The winner from the tenth season was Beatrice Egli. She became the 1st female champion since time of year 2 as well as the 1st German Schlager vocalist to win your competition. The season presented a lady finale which includes happened only double up to now in the annals of the display. Furthermore, this is actually the first-time that three ladies reached the ultimate four.

Season 11

On 13 March 2013 RTL announced, that you will see an eleventh time of year. The judges from the prior time of year, apart from Dieter Bohlen, had been changed by rapper Prince Kay One, the vocalist Mieze Katz from the music group MIA., as well as the Schlager vocalist Marianne Rosenberg. Nazan Eckes came back as the sponsor from the eleventh time of year, nevertheless without Raúl Richter. The growing season started on Wed, 8 January 2014 on RTL.The very best 30, which contains 15 female and 15 man contestants, were taken to Cuba for the further competition. In the very best 20 circular, the judges find the top to compete in the concert events. Five from the ten removed contestants received a wild cards from the judges and offered for general public voting. Both with the best votes from the audiences will be becoming a member of the very best 10.The growing season premiere attracted 2,70 Mil. audiences, rendering it the least-watched time of year premiere in the annals of Deutschland such den Superstar. Nevertheless, rankings improved up to 3,33 Mil. audiences by show three, rendering it probably the most viewed episode of the growing season so far inside the demographics between age groups 14–49. Overall, this year showed the cheapest ratings in the annals from the show.For the next year inside a row this year featured a lady final top two and creating a female Superstar for the 3rd time in the annals from the show. Aneta Sablik was announced as the champion on 3 Might 2014.

Season 12

Through the live-shows of time of year 11, it had been announced that the castings for time of year 12 begins in August 2014. RTL's Mind of Programm Frank Hoffmann mentioned in Apr 2014 that he really wants to keep carefully the series for the years the arrive, even though the ratings continuing to fall, specifically in the concert events. He further described the live-shows will become cut for an "absolut minimal". In Fall 2014, RTL gave nearer details towards the adjustments of Time of year 12. The liveshows are changed with pre-recorded concerts in night clubs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Just the announcement from the outcomes will become broadcast live. In unlike the seasons prior to the final won't take place inside a Television studio room in Cologne, however in the

Season 13

In the initial event display of the twelfth season Oliver Geissen announced that 2016 ought to be a season that you can apply for right now. [35] In the ultimate betrayed Dieter Bohlen that because of this time of year all previous limitations like the age group limitation are repealed. Appropriately, the motto from the squadron "No Restricts" is usually. In June 2015, RTL announced that Oliver Geissen to sponsor the Final Displays also 2016th 1 Oct 2015. RTL announced that following Dieter Bohlen also H.P. Baxxter, Vanessa Mai and Michelle are on the jury. Through the auditions, each judge gets the option to send out a Golden Compact disc a candidate straight in the foreign-Recall. was applied along the Golden Turd, using the judges can distinguish especially poor shows. The foreign-Recall occurred on Jamaica.Prince Damien Ritzinger was the winner from the Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2016 with Laura Truck Den Elzen finishing as the runner-up. The champion song is certainly entitled "Glücksmoment".

Season 14

Through the live-shows of time of year 13, it had been announced that the castings for time of year 14 begins in August 2016. In Fall 2016, RTL gave nearer details towards the adjustments of Time of year 14. This season's the foreign-Recall is at Dubai as well as the contestants had been carrying out in the desert, for the helipad from the Burj Al Arab, before the world's tallest free-standing-structure, the Burj Khalifa. The pre-recorded concerts in night clubs in Germany where changed from the mottoshows (theme displays) that have been used from time of year 1 to 10.In 2016, RTL announced that H.P. Baxxter, Michelle and Dieter Bohlen would come back, while Vanessa Mai was changed by YouTuber Shirin David. Oliver Geissen came back as the sponsor of the concert events. This season designated an all period high because there is your final 14 that was the highest quantity of mottoshow contestants ever. Also for the very first time a wild cards voting was released where the open public voted Alphonso Williams who was simply eliminated right before the mottoshows back your competition. Alphonso Williams was announced the champion on 6th Might accompanied by Alexander Jahnke, Maria Voskania and Duygu Goenel. With 54 years Williams may be the oldest champion to date.

Criticisms and controversies

The German Cultural Council accused RTL "harmful disregard" for humanity after a 17-year-old had a anxious break down during his audition. Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz opened up a review process against Deutschland sucht den Superstar and KJM manager Wolf-Dieter Ring mentioned that "the way in which where contestants are humiliated on the display could have harmful effects on youthful viewers."Elli Erl, the champion of time of year 2, verified that RTL requested fake tales when she participated in the display. Again, in time of year 8, RTL produced fake tales. RTL misquoted DSDS time of year 8 applicant Anna-Carina Woitschack. Within an interview, Anna-Carina was quoted as stating "It had been cut collectively all incorrect. I never stated that I hate Sarah – but on the other hand, I do not really hate Sarah Engels. That's what I stated. Nonetheless it was cut in this manner by RTL, since it looks best for the display."


On 13 March 2012, RTL announced that you will see a kids release of DSDS. The age groups will become from 4 to 14. The individuals will get teaching scholarship and reward cash. Dieter Bohlen, Michelle Hunziker and Dana Schweiger had been named towards the jury for time of year 1. There have been 38.664 applications for time of year 1 of the display.German child safety association chief executive Heinz Hilgers advised parents never to make an application for the display. He claimed the adult edition "was predicated on humiliation and shame". The association's movie director, Paula Honkanen-Schoberth, mentioned that "Casting displays are intended for making one individual successful" and in addition stated "The message for the others is definitely, 'you're no great.'" Nevertheless, RTL stated that is a family group display and it really wants to motivate the children.

Season details

Season Premiere time Champion Runner-up Third Place Additional contestants to be able of elimination Quantity of contestants 1 9 November 2002 Alexander Klaws Juliette Schoppmann Daniel Küblböck Stephanie Brauckmeyer, Andrea Josten, Judith Lefeber, Nektarios Bamiatzis, Daniel Lopes, Nicole Süßmilch, Gracia Baur, Vanessa Struhler 11 2 3 Sept 2003 Elli Erl Denise Tillmanns Philippe Bühler Jessica Houston, Ricky Ord, Steffen Frommberger, Lorenzo Woodard, Kemi Awosogba, Judith Burmeister, Aida Ilijasevic, Anke Wagner, Gunther Göbbel, Benjamin Martell 13 3 16 November 2005 Tobias Regner Mike Leon Grosch Vanessa Jean Dedmon Carolina Escolano, Stephan Darnstaedt, Dascha Semcov, Lena Hanenberg, Daniel Muñoz, Anna-Maria Zimmermann, Didi Knoblauch, Nevio Passaro 11 4 24 Feb 2007 Tag Medlock Martin Stosch Lisa Bund Laura Martin, Jonathan Enns, Julia Falke, Francisca Urio, Thomas Enns, Lauren Talbot, Maximum Buskohl 10 5 8 March 2008 Thomas Godoj Fady Maalouf Linda Teodosiu Jermaine Alford, Sahra Drone, Stella Salato, Collins Owusu, Benjamin Herd, Rania Zeriri, Monika Ivkic 10 6 15 January 2009 Daniel Schuhmacher Sarah Kreuz Annemarie Eilfeld Vanessa Civiello, Michelle Bowers, Cornelia Patzlsperger, Marc Jentzen, Holger Göpfert, Vanessa Neigert, Benny Kieckhäben, Dominik Büchele 11 7 6 January 2010 Mehrzad Marashi Menowin Fröhlich Manuel Hoffmann Steffi Landerer, Marcel Pluschke, Nelson Sangaré, Ines Redjeb, Helmut Orosz, Thomas Karaoglan, Kim Debkowski 10 8 8 January 2011 Pietro Lombardi Sarah Engels Ardian Bujupi Marvin Cybulski, Nina Richel, Anna-Carina Woitschack, Norman Langen, Zazou Shopping mall, Sebastian Wurth, Marco Angelini 10 9 7 January 2012 Luca Hänni Daniele Negroni Jesse Ritch Thomas Pegram, Silvia Amaru, Vanessa Krasniqi, Hamed Anousheh, Kristof Hering, Joey Heindle, Fabienne Rothe 10 10 5 January 2013 Beatrice Egli Lisa Wohlgemuth Ricardo Bielecki Nora Ferjani, Maurice Glover, Timo Tiggeler, Simone Mangiapane, Tim David Weller, Erwin Kintop, Susan Albers 10 11 8 January 2014 Aneta Sablik Meltem Acikgöz Daniel Ceylan Sophia Akkara, Larissa Melody Haase, Alessandro Di Lella, Vanessa Valera-Rojas, Enrico von Krawczynski, Elif Batman, Christopher Schnell, Yasemin Kocak, Richard Schlögl 12 12 7 January 2015 Severino Seeger Viviana Grisafi Antonio Gerardi Leon Heidrich, Marcel Kärcher, Robin Eichinger, Laura Lopez, Seraphina Ueberholz, Erica Greenfield, Jeannine Rossi 10 13 2 January 2016 Prince Damien Ritzinger Laura vehicle den Elzen Thomas Katrozan Angelika Ewa Turo, Aytug Gün, Ramona Mihajilovic, Tobias Soltau, Sandra Berger, Tag Hoffmann, Igor Barbosa, Anita Wiegand 11 14 4 January 2017 Alphonso Williams Alexander Jahnke Maria Voskania Matthias Bonrath, Angelika Ewa Turo, Mihaela Cataj, Armando Sarowny, Ruben Mateo, Ivanildo Kembel, Monique Simon, Sandro Brehorst, Chanelle Wyrsch, Noah Schärer, Duygu Goenel 14


Season Circular 1 Circular 2 Circular 3 Circular 4 1 Audition Recall Best 30 Finals 2 Best 50 3 Best 20 (Guys) Best 20 (Women) 4 5 Best 15 6 7 8 9 Best 16 10 Best 8 + 2 of 6 11 Top 10 + 2 of 5 12 Top 10 / Event Displays 13 14 Best 14 / Finals JudgesDSDS: Period Judges 1 Dieter Bohlen Shona Fraser Thomas Insect Thomas M. Stein 2 3 Sylvia Kollek Heinz Henn 4 Anja Lukaseder 5 Andreas "Bär" Läsker 6 Nina Eichinger Sylvie truck der Vaart Utmost von Thun Volker Neumüller 7 8 Fernanda Brandao Patrick Nuo 9 Natalie Horler Bruce Darnell 10 Costs Kaulitz Tom Kaulitz Mateo Jaschik Andrea Berg ³ 11 Mietze Katz Marianne Rosenberg Kay One 12 Mandy Capristo DJ Antoine Heino 13 Michelle H.P. Baxxter Vanessa Mai 14 Shirin DavidAnnotations Utmost von Thun was replaced by Volker Neumüller through the auditions of period 6. Sylvie truck der Vaart stepped set for Nina Eichinger in the ultimate of period 7. Andrea Berg was a visitor judge in the seventh "Mottoshow" of period 10.DSDS Children: Period Judges 1 Dieter Bohlen Michelle Hunziker Dana Schweiger PresentersDSDS: Period Presenters 1 Michelle Hunziker Carsten Spengemann 2 3 Marco Schreyl Tooske Ragas 4 5 Marco Schreyl 6 7 8 9 10 Nazan Eckes Raul Richter 11 12 Oliver Geissen (Event displays/ Mottoshows only) 13 14DSDS Children: Period Presenters 1 Daniel Aßmann