Deutschland sucht den Superstar (season 8)

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Deutschland sucht den Superstar
Season 8
Broadcast from January 8 – May 7, 2011
Judges Dieter Bohlen
Fernanda Brandao
Patrick Nuo
Host(s) Marco Schreyl
Broadcaster RTL
Winner:
Pietro Lombardi
Origin Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
Song "Call My Name"
Runner-up
Sarah Engels
Chronology
2011

Deutschland sucht den Superstar Season 8 is the eighth season of the Idol series i n Germany which is airing on RTL and started on January 8, 2011.[1] The winner got a recording contract with Universal Music Group .[1] Nina Eichinger and Volker Neumüller were removed from the panel[2][3] and were replaced by Fernanda Brandao [4] and Patrick Nuo.[5] Marco Schreyl returned as the host. DSDS has extended participation privileges to Austria and Switzerland.[1][6] Pietro Lombardi won the competition.[7]

Sixty people were injured on March 27 in a stampede when a large crowd showed up for an autograph session with this season's participants at CentrO in Oberhausen.[8] More than two dozen people were hospitalized.[8] The victims of the injuries were between 12 and 17-years-old and injuries include broken bones, shock, and loss of consciousness.[8] Emergency treatment tents to handle the crowd.[8] The organizers were only expecting 5,000 fans to show up, but an estimated 19,000 people attended.[8] There were no charges laid after the investigation was completed in July.[9]

Controversies[edit]

The Hamburger Morgenpost questioned whether RTL misquoted DSDS Top 10 candidate Anna-Carina Woitschack.[10] In an interview, Anna-Carina was quoted as saying "It was cut together all wrong. I never said that I hate Sarah - but on the contrary, I do not hate Sarah Engels. That is what I said. But it was cut this way by RTL, because it looks good for the show."[10]

RTL received a statement from the Office of Public Safety stating that Sebastian Wurth was not allowed to participate after 10 PM.[11] RTL was also fined 15,000 Euro for the incident.[12]

The Hamburger Morgenpost questioned whether the liveshows were actually live broadcast.[13] In the 3rd Mottoshow, Marco Angelini slipped up in his performance and forgot to sing at the correct time.[13]

Pietro Lombardi's brother posted nude picture of Sarah Engels after she used Pietro's cell phone to talk to girls.[14] The hardcore fans of Pietro Lombardi told his brother Marco about this and he wasn't happy about this. So, he decided to take "revenge."[14] Pietro's brother also wrote "Everyone knows how cheap Sarah Engels is. She is sneaky. A liar."[14]

DSDS host Marco Schreyl mixed up the phone numbers for candidates Zazou Mall and Marco Angelini.[15] A camera shot of Marco Angelini showed him enraged towards the lens.[15] A reporter for the Hamburger Morgenpost, who was present, reported there were chaotic scenes shortly before the end of the recording.[15] Dieter Bohlen mentioned the mistake and Marco Schreyl replied that "It could be made easier for the host".[15] RTL decided that no candidate would be eliminated and the final show has been pushed back a week and is now scheduled to air on 7 May.[15]

On the 6th mottoshow, Sarah Engels had two wardrobe incidents, when dancing to "Walking on Sunshine", where she began dancing too close to one of the cameras, causing two upskirts. This was eventually shown to the studio audience during the recap of her performance and was noted by the judges.

Auditions[edit]

As with season 7, an audition truck, in which the candidates can qualify for the televised auditions, stopped in various cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland between August 2010 and October 2010.[1] Open auditions took place in September 2010 in Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin.[16] 34,956 people auditioned throughout the 35 cities that hosted auditions.[1] 135 candidates advanced to the Recall.[17] Menderes Bagci, who failed in the auditions in the previous 7 seasons, advanced to the recall.[18]

Recall[edit]

The first recall show aired on February 2. The 135 candidates who advanced to the Recall were split up into groups where the judges picked 60 candidates for the next round.[17] The 60 candidates who advanced participated in groups and duets.[17] Nico Raecke, who originally was one of the participants advancing to the Top 35, was thrown out of Deutschland sucht den Superstar because of his arrest for robbery and assault.[19] Menderes Bagci was one of the candidates eliminated on the February 5 Recall show.[20] The Top 35 went to the Maldives.[1]

"Die Top 15 – Jetzt oder nie" (The Top 15 - Now or Never)[edit]

Original Airdate: February 19, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Zazou Mall One Love (Estelle & David Guetta) 6,1% (8/15)
Sebastian Wurth Home (Michael Bublé) 12,3% (3/15)
Nina Richel There You'll Be (Faith Hill) 3,2 (10/15)
Norman Langen Ich Bau Dir Ein Schloss (Jürgen Drews) 8,5% (5/15))
Awa Corrah Only Girl (In The World) (Rihanna) 1,8% (15/15)
Ardian Bujupi Sway (Michael Bublé) 9,7% (4/15)
Nicole Kandziora Firework (Katy Perry) 2,1% (14/15)
Mike Müller Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely (Backstreet Boys) 2,8% (11/15)
Anna-Carina Woitschack If I Ain't Got You (Alicia Keys) 8,4% (6/15)
Christopher Schwab Hey There Delilah (The Plain White T's) 2,6% (12/15)
Marco Angelini Stark (Ich + Ich) 7,1% (7/15)
Felix Hahnsch The Man Who Can't Be Moved (The Script) 2,6% (13/15)
Pietro Lombardi Billionaire (Bruno Mars & Travie McCoy) 12,7% (2/15)
Marvin Cybulski Midnight Lady (Chris Norman) 14,0% (1/15)
Sarah Engels One Moment in Time (Whitney Houston) 6,1% (9/10)

Advancing to Top 10 (Public votes): Norman, Marvin, Marco, Sebastian, Pietro, Ardian, Anna-Carina

Advancing to Top 10 (Jury selection): Sarah, Zazou, Nina

Mottoshows[edit]

"Top 10 - Megahits"[edit]

Original Airdate: February 26, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Marco Angelini Dance with Somebody (Mando Diao) 8,0% (7/10)
Zazou Mall Don't Stop the Music (Rihanna) 11,0% (4/10)
Nina Richel Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson) 7,4% (8/10)
Ardian Bujupi In My Head (Jason Derülo) 9,3% (5/10)
Norman Langen Wahnsinn (Wolfgang Petry) 7,1% (9/10)
Sarah Engels When You Believe (Mariah Carey ft. Whitney Houston) 6,8% (10/10)
Sebastian Wurth You Raise Me Up (Westlife) 15,9% (1/10)
Pietro Lombardi With You (Chris Brown) 14,3% (2/10)
Anna-Carina Woitschack I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston) 9,0 (6/10)
Marvin Cybulski We've Got Tonight (Kenny Rogers) 11,1% (3/10)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Nina Richel or Zazou Mall (Dieter & Fernanda), Nina Richel (Patrick)
  • Bottom 3: Nina Richel, Norman Langen & Sarah Engels
  • Eliminated: Sarah Engels[21][22]

"Top 9 - Apres-Ski Hits"[edit]

Original Airdate: March 5, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Norman Langen Ein Stern (...der deinen Namen trägt) (DJ Ötzi & Nik P.) 10,3% (6/9)
Zazou Mall Born This Way (Lady Gaga) 10,8% (4/9)
Nina Richel Everytime We Touch (Cascada) 13,1% (2/9)
Marco Angelini Fliegerlied (Zillertaler Dirndljäger) 10,3% (5/9)
Sebastian Wurth Ich War Noch Niemals In New York (Sportfreunde Stiller) 11,8% (3/9)
Anna-Carina Woitschack I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) 10,05 (7/9)
Marvin Cybulski 1000 und 1 Nacht (Zoom!) (Klaus Lage) 7,4% (9/9)
Ardian Bujupi Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) (Enrique Iglesias) 8,6% (8/9)
Pietro Lombardi Freaky Like Me (Madcon) 17,2% (1/9)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Nina Richel (Dieter & Patrick), Norman Langen or Nina Richel (Fernanda)
  • Bottom 3: Anna-Carina Woitschack, Ardian Bujupi & Marvin Cybulski
  • Eliminated: Marvin Cybulski[23]

"Top 8 - Frühlings Gefühle" (Spring Feelings)[edit]

Original Airdate: March 12, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Zazou Mall Umbrella (Rihanna) 8,9% (6/8)
Ardian Bujupi Grenade (Bruno Mars) 10,7% (4/8)
Marco Angelini Shame (Robbie Williams ft. Gary Barlow) 10,4% (5/8)
Norman Langen Verlieben, Verloren, Vergessen, Verzeihen (Wolfgang Petry) 8,0% (7/8)
Sebastian Wurth You Don't Know (Milow) 12,6% (3/8)
Anna-Carina Woitschack Für Dich (Yvonne Catterfeld) 6,8% (8/8)
Pietro Lombardi Down (Jay Sean) 16,6% (2/8)
Sarah Engels I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston) 26,0% (1/8)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Ardian Bujupi or Zazou Mall (Dieter), Ardian Bujupi (Fernanda), Can't Decide (Patrick)
  • Bottom 3: Zazou Mall, Norman Langen & Anna-Carina Woitschack
  • Eliminated: Anna-Carina Woitschack [24]

"Top 7 - Party Kracher"(Party Hits)[edit]

Original Airdate: March 19, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Marco Angelini Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams) 10,4% (6/7)
Norman Langen Hey! Baby (DJ Ötzi) 9,2% (7/7)
Ardian Bujupi Beautiful Monster (Ne-Yo) 12,7% (4/7)
Zazou Mall Hot n Cold (Katy Perry) 16,3% (3/7)
Sebastian Wurth Monsta (Culcha Candela) 12,1% (5/7)
Pietro Lombardi Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (Hermes House Band) 22,0% (1/7)
Sarah Engels Release Me (Agnes) 17,3% (2/7)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Zazou Mall or Norman Langen (Dieter, Fernanda & Patrick)
  • Bottom 3: Sebastian Wurth, Marco Angelini & Norman Langen
  • Eliminated: Norman Langen [25][26]

"Top 6 - English & German Hits"[edit]

Original Airdate: April 2, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Sebastian Wurth Du trägst keine Liebe in Dir (Echt) 13,8%
Wonderful Life (Hurts)
Marco Angelini Vom selben Stern (Ich & Ich) 9,2%
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Zazou Mall Stadt (Cassandra Steen feat. Adel Tawil) 12,9%
Fight For This Love (Cheryl Cole)
Ardian Bujupi Dieser Weg (Xavier Naidoo) 15,1%
Feel (Robbie Williams)
Sarah Engels Symphonie (Silbermond) 20,6%
Run (Leona Lewis)
Pietro Lombardi Mein Stern (Ayman) 28,4%
Every Breath You Take (Sting)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Zazou Mall, Marco Angelini
  • No elimination after wrong televoting numbers were announced for Zazou and Marco.[15]

"Top 6 - America vs Europe"[edit]

Original Airdate: April 9, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Sebastian Wurth You and Me (In My Pocket) (Milow) 14,0% (4/6)
Hallelujah (Rufus Wainwright)
Ardian Bujupi Glow (Madcon) 16,0% (3/6)
I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
Zazou Mall A Night like This (Caro Emerald) 13,6% (6/6)
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) (Shakira)
Marco Angelini Der Kommissar (Falco) 13,7% (5/6)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Sarah Engels Walking on Sunshine (Katrina And The Waves) 17,8% (2/6)
Hurt (Christina Aguilera)
Pietro Lombardi Don't Worry, Be Happy (Hermes House Band) 24,9% (1/6)
Mad World (Tears for Fears)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Marco Angelini or Zazou Mall
  • Bottom 2: Marco Angelini & Zazou Mall
  • Eliminated: Zazou Mall[27]

"Top 5 - Hits of the 80's, 90's, and Today"[edit]

Original Airdate: April 16, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Sebastian Wurth Ayo Technology (Milow) 15,3% (5/5)
I Promised Myself (Nick Kamen)
Mandy (Westlife)
Ardian Bujupi We've Got It Goin' On (Backstreet Boys) 16,1% (4/5)
More (Usher)
(I Just) Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew)
Marco Angelini Hollywood Hills (Sunrise Avenue) 18,6% (3/5)
Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
Major Tom (Peter Schilling)
Sarah Engels The Best (Tina Turner) 26,5% (1/5)
What a Feeling (Irene Cara)
Footprints in the Sand (Leona Lewis)
Pietro Lombardi I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder) 23,5% (2/5)
To Make You Feel My Love (Kris Allen)
Sweat (A La La La La Long) (Inner Circle)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast:
  • Bottom 2: Ardian Bujupi & Sebastian Wurth
  • Eliminated: Sebastian Wurth[28]

"Top 4 - Pop, Rock and Discofever"[edit]

Original Airdate: April 23, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Marco Angelini Angels (Robbie Williams) 18,4% (4/4)
How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
Born to Be Alive (Patrick Hernandez)
Ardian Bujupi Here Without You (3 Doors Down) 23,0% (3/4)
Fairytale (Alexander Rybak)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Pietro Lombardi You Are Not Alone (Michael Jackson) 30,9% (1/4)
Just a Gigolo (David Lee Roth)
Gimme Hope Jo'anna (Eddy Grant)
Sarah Engels I'm So Excited (The Pointer Sisters) 28,0% (2/4)
Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
A Moment Like This (Kelly Clarkson)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Marco Angelini (Patrick Nuo), Pietro Lombardi (Fernanda Brandao), No one (Dieter Bohlen)
  • Bottom 2: Marco Angelini & Sarah Engels
  • Eliminated: Marco Angelini[29]

"Top 3 - Semifinal"[edit]

Original Airdate: April 30, 2011
Contestants Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Ardian Bujupi Wavin' Flag (K'naan) 27.3%
(3/3)
Loving You Is Killing Me (Aloe Blacc)
Feeling Good (Michael Bublé)
Sarah Engels L ady Marmalade (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa) 37,3% (1/3)
One Day in Your Life (Anastacia)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
Pietro Lombardi Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John) 35,4 (2/3)
Wenn Das Liebe Ist (Glashaus)
Mambo No. 5 (Lou Bega)
  • Jury Elimination Forecast: Can't Decide
  • Bottom 2: Pietro Lombardi & Ardian Bujupi
  • Eliminated: Ardian Bujupi[30]

Top 2 - Final (Contestant's Choice, Highlight Song & Winner's Single)[edit]

Original Airdate: May 7, 2010
Contestant Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Sarah Engels How Will I Know (Whitney Houston) 48,1%
(2/2)
Run (Leona Lewis)
Call My Name (Winner's Single by Dieter Bohlen)
Pietro Lombardi Dance with My Father (Luther Vandross) 51,9%
(1/2)
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (Hermes House Band)
Call My Name (Winner's Single by Dieter Bohlen)

Group song[edit]

Elimination chart[edit]

Legend
Did Not Perform Female Male Top 15 Top 10 Winner
Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated
Stage: Top 15 Finals
Week: 2/19 2/26 3/5 3/12 3/19 4/2 4/9 4/16 4/23 4/30 5/7
Place Contestant Result
1 Pietro Lombardi 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Winner
2 Sarah Engels 9th 10th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st Runner-Up
3 Ardian Bujupi 4th 5th 8th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd
4 Marco Angelini 7th 7th 5th 5th 6th 6th 5th 3rd 4th
5 Sebastian Wurth 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 4th 5th
6 Zazou Mall 8th 4th 4th 6th 3rd 5th 6th
7 Norman Langen 5th 9th 6th 7th 7th
8 Anna-Carina Woitschack 6th 6th 7th 8th
9 Nina Richel 10th 8th 2nd DQ
10 Marvin Cybulski 1st 3rd 9th
11-15 Awa Corrah 11-15th
Christopher Schwab
Felix Hahnsch
Mike Müller
Nicole Kandziora
  • On February 19 it was intended that the viewers would choose 7 and the judges 3 finalists. The judges, or mostly Dieter Bohlen, however chose not to decide and therefore the three people with the next highest votes made it through to the finals automatically. They were Sarah Engels, Zazou Mall and Nina Richel.
  • On March 10, Nina Richel was taken out of the competition due to her numerous breakdowns.[31] It was stated that she withdrew, however as it turned out RTL took Richel out against her will.[32] She was replaced by Sarah Engels who returned after a one week absence since her original elimination - finishing 2nd instead of 10th, Engels became the most successful replacement candidate in the history of the show.
  • On April 2 RTL switched the numbers of Zazou Mall and Marco Angelini several times during the recap. The voting was therefore stopped at the beginning of the results and it was announced that no one would get eliminated that week and that the series will be extended with a one-week delay for the final. All votes that came in before the first mistake, were included in the result of the following week, people who called later got a refund.

Top 10 candidates[edit]

Pietro Lombardi[edit]

Pietro Lombardi (Born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg)

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"Billionaire" (Bruno Mars & Travie McCoy) 12,7% (2/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"With You" (Chris Brown) 14,3% (2/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"Freaky Like Me" (Madcon) 17,2% (1/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"Down" (Jay Sean) 16,6% (2/8)
Top 7
(March 19, 2011)
"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" (Hermes House Band) 22,0% (1/7)
Top 6
(April 2, 2011)
Mein Stern (Ayman) 28,4%
Every Breath You Take (Sting)
Top 6
(April 9, 2011)
Don't Worry, Be Happy (Hermes House Band) 24,9% (1/6)
Mad World (Tears for Fears)
Top 5
(April 16, 2011)
I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder) 23,5% (2/5)
To Make You Feel My Love (Kris Allen)
Sweat (A La La La La Long) (Inner Circle)
Top 4
(April 23, 2011)
You Are Not Alone (Michael Jackson) 30,0% (1/4)
Just a Gigolo (David Lee Roth)
Gimme Hope Jo'anna (Eddy Grant)
Top 3
(April 30, 2011)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John) 35,4% (2/3)
Wenn Das Liebe Ist (Glashaus)
Mambo No. 5 (Lou Bega)
Top 2
(May 7, 2011)
Dance with My Father (Luther Vandross) 51,9% (1/2)
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (Hermes House Band)
Call My Name (Winner's Single by Dieter Bohlen)

Sarah Engels[edit]

Sarah Engels was born in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia [33] on October 15, 1992,[33] but currently resides in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia with her family.[33] Sarah has been taking vocal lessons for 4 years[33] and has participated in street festivals on many occasions.[33] She was also on DSDS in season 6 where she was eliminated in the recall after a duet with Eugen Flittner.[33] She was eliminated in the Top 10.[21] However, on March the 10th Nina Richel had to leave DSDS as a result of bad health conditions, this resulted in Sarah Engels taking her place at DSDS.

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"One Moment In Time" (Whitney Houston) 6,1% (9/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"When You Believe" (Mariah Carey ft. Whitney Houston) 6,7% (10/10)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (Whitney Houston) 26,0% (1/8)
Top 7
(March 19, 2011)
"Release Me" (Agnes) 17,3% (2/7)
Top 6
(April 2, 2011)
Symphonie (Silbermond) 20,6%
Run (Leona Lewis)
Top 6
(April 9, 2011)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina And The Waves) 17,8% (2/6)
Hurt (Christina Aguilera)
Top 5
(April 16, 2011)
The Best (Tina Turner) 26,5% (1/5)
What a Feeling (Irene Cara)
Footprints in the Sand (Leona Lewis)
Top 4
(April 23, 2011)
I'm So Excited (The Pointer Sisters) 28,9% (2/4)
Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
A Moment Like This (Kelly Clarkson)
Top 3
(April 30, 2011)
One Day in Your Life (Anastacia) 37,3% (1/3)
Lady Marmalade (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
Top 2
(May 7, 2011)
How Will I Know (Whitney Houston) 48,1% (2/2)
Run (Leona Lewis)
Call My Name (Winner's Single by Dieter Bohlen)

Ardian Bujupi[edit]

Ardian Bujupi (Born in Pristina, Yugoslavia) lives in Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg) today.

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"Sway" (Michael Bublé) 9,7% (4/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"In My Head" (Jason Derulo) 9,6% (5/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" (Enrique Iglesias) 8,6% (8/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"Grenade" (Bruno Mars) 10,7% (4/8)
Top 7
(March 19, 2011)
"Beautiful Monster" (Ne-Yo) 12,7% (4/7)
Top 6
(April 2, 2011)
Dieser Weg (Xavier Naidoo) 15,1%
Feel (Robbie Williams)
Top 6
(April 9, 2011)
Glow (Madcon) 16,0% (3/6)
I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
Top 5
(April 16, 2011)
We've Got It Goin' On (Backstreet Boys) 16,1% (4/5)
More (Usher)
(I Just) Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew)
Top 4
(April 23, 2011)
Here Without You (3 Doors Down) 23,0% (3/4)
Fairytale (Alexander Rybak)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Top 3
(April 30, 2011)
Loving You Is Killing Me (Aloe Blacc) 27,3% (3/3)
Feeling Good (Michael Bublé)
Wavin' Flag (K'naan)

Marco Angelini[edit]

Marco Angelini (Born in Voitsberg, Austria) Marco's present home is Graz. He completed his medical study shortly after the casting and is going to write his thesis after his departure from DSDS. Furthermore he plans to write a book about his time at the Casting Show and his impressions of it. He is lead singer of the Austrian-based RockBand Black Balloon (www.blackballoon.at)

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"Stark" (Ich + Ich) 7,1% (7/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"Dance With Somebody" (Mando Diao) 8,0% (7/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"Fliegerlied" (Zillertaler Dirndljäger) 10,3% (5/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"Shame" (Robbie Williams ft. Gary Barlow) 10,5% (5/8)
Top 7
(March 19, 2011)
"Let Me Entertain You" (Robbie Williams) 10,4% (6/7)
Top 6
(April 2, 2011)
Vom selben Stern (Ich & Ich) 9,2%
Wonderwall (song) (Oasis)
Top 6
(April 9, 2011)
Der Kommissar (Falco) 13,7% (5/6)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Top 5
(April 16, 2011)
Hollywood Hills (Sunrise Avenue) 18,6% (3/5)
Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
Major Tom (Peter Schilling)
Top 4
(April 23, 2011)
Angels (Robbie Williams) 18,4% (4/4)
How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
Born to Be Alive (Patrick Hernandez)

Sebastian Wurth[edit]

Sebastian Wurth was born in Wipperfürth, North Rhine-Westphalia on July 24, 1994.[34] Sebastian Wurth is the youngest participant in this year's Season.[34] Dieter Bohlen sees great potential in Sebastian Wurth.[34] Sebastian Wurth is often compared with Justin Bieber because of their similar hair style.[34] He is a fan of Bayern Munich.[34] Sebastian Wurth has already tried as a songwriter.[34]

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"Home" (Michael Bublé) 12,3% (3/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"You Raise Me Up" (Westlife) 15,8% (1/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"Ich War Noch Niemals In New York" (Sportfreunde Stiller) 11,8% (3/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"You Don't Know" (Milow) 12,6% (3/8)
Top 7
(March 19, 2011)
"Monsta" (Culcha Candela) 12,1% (5/7)
Top 6.1
(April 2, 2011)
Du trägst keine Liebe in Dir (Echt) 13,8%
Wonderful Life (Hurts)
Top 6.2
(April 9, 2011)
You and Me (In My Pocket) (Milow) 14,0% (4/6)
Hallelujah (Rufus Wainwright)
Top 5
(April 16, 2011)
Ayo Technology (Milow) 15,3%(5/5)
I Promised Myself (Nick Kamen)
Mandy (Westlife)

Zazou Mall[edit]

Zazou Mall (Born in Zurich, Switzerland)

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"One Love" (Estelle & David Guetta) 6,1% (8/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"Don't Stop the Music" (Rihanna) 11,0% (4/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"Born This Way (Lady Gaga) 10,8% (4/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"Umbrella" (Rihanna) 8,8% (6/8)
Top 7
(March 19, 2011)
"Hot n Cold" (Katy Perry) 16,3% (3/7)
Top 6
(April 2, 2011)
Stadt (Cassandra Steen feat. Adel Tawil) 12,9%
Fight For This Love (Cheryl Cole)
Top 6
(April 9, 2011)
A Night like This (Caro Emerald) 13,6% (6/6)
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) (Shakira)

Norman Langen[edit]

Norman Langen was born in Badenberg on March 7, 1985.[35] But he currently lives in Übach-Palenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia.[35] He likes to sing in German[35] He likes Schlager, pop music and dance music.[35] He is a trained welder,[35] but he is retraining as a hospice nurse.[35] He has previously sung in a boy band (BXess, later Manhattan).[35] He has three sisters.[35] He was slightly overweight when he was a kid.[35]

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"Ich Bau Dir Ein Schloss" (Jürgen Drews) 8,5% (5/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"Wahnsinn" (Wolfgang Petry) 7,1% (9/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"Ein Stern (...Der Deinen Namen Trägt)" (DJ Ötzi & Nik P.) 10,3% (6/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"Verlieben, verloren, vergessen, verzeihen" (Wolfgang Petry) 8,0% (7/8)
Top 7
(March 19, 2011)
"Hey! Baby" (DJ Ötzi) 9,2% (7/7)

Anna-Carina Woitschack[edit]

Anna-Carina Woitschack (Born in Kamern, Saxony-Anhalt)

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) 8,4% (6/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"I Will Always Love You" (Whitney Houston) 9,0% (6/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor) 10,0% (7/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
"Für Dich" (Yvonne Catterfeld) 6,8% (8/8)

Nina Richel[edit]

Nina Richel (Born in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony). The 17 years old contestant has been eliminated by RTL chief Tom Sänger after the second Mottoshow, allegedly for health reasons.[36] Some days later she has told the whole story.[37] After Sänger's decision Sarah Engels, not Marvin Cybulski, was invited for a comeback.

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"There You'll Be" (Faith Hill) 3,2% (10/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"Breakaway" (Kelly Clarkson) 7,4% (8/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"Everytime We Touch" (Cascada) 13,5% (2/9)
Top 8
(March 12, 2011)
Elimintated by Tom Sänger, not the voters.

Marvin Cybulski[edit]

Marvin Cybulski (Born in Hanover, Lower Saxony)

Show
(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 15
(February 19, 2011)
"Midnight Lady" (Chris Norman) 14,0% (1/15)
Top 10
(February 26, 2011)
"We've Got Tonight" (Kenny Rogers) 11,1% (3/10)
Top 9
(March 5, 2011)
"1000 und 1 Nacht (Zoom!)" (Klaus Lage) 7,5% (9/9)

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