Let's Dance (German TV series)

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For the upcoming season, see Let's Dance (German season 8).
Let's Dance
Genre Reality competition
Based on Strictly Come Dancing
Country of origin Germany
Original language(s) German
No. of seasons 7
Broadcast
Original channel RTL
Original run April 3, 2006 (2006-04-03) – present
External links
Website

Let's Dance is the German version of Dancing with the Stars. The show aired 2006 on RTL.

Cast[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Nazan Eckes has been the host for seasons one to three. In season one and two, her co-host was Hape Kerkeling and in season three Daniel Hartwich. Since season four, Daniel Hartwich and Sylvie van der Vaart are the hosts of the show.

Judging panel[edit]

The judges in season one were Michael Hull, Markus Schöffl, Katarina Witt and Joachim Llambi. In season two Ute Lemper replaced Katarina Witt. The judges in season three were Harald Glööckler, Peter Kraus, Isabel Edvardsson and Joachim Llambi. In season four Roman Frieling replaced Peter Kraus and Motsi Mabuse replaced Isabel Edvardsson. In season five Maite Kelly replaced Harald Glööckler. The judges in season six and seven were Jorge Gonzalez, Motsi Mabuse and Joachim Llambi. Only Joachim Llambi appeared in all seven seasons.

Professional partners[edit]

Color key:

     Winner
     Runner-up
     3rd place
     Celebrity partner was eliminated first for the season
     Celebrity partner withdrew from the competition
Professional dancer Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Isabel Edvardsson Wayne Carpendale Giovane Élber Tim Lobinger Patrick Lindner Tetje Mierendorf Alexandrer Klaws
Christian Polanc Susan Sideropoulos Sylvie van der Vaart Maite Kelly Joana Zimmer Sila Sahin Carmen Geiss
Massimo Sinato Sophia Thomalla Liliana Matthäus Rebecca Mir Manuela Wisbeck Larissa Marolt
Melissa Ortiz-Gomez Raul Richter Moritz A. Sachs Patrick Bach Manuel Cortez
Sarah Latton Achim Mentzel Thomas Karaoglan Marc Terenzi Balian Buschbaum Bernhard Brink
Erich Klann Kristina Bach Magdalena Brzeska Simone Ballack Lily Becker
Stefano Terrazzino Andrea Sawatzki Mandy Capristo Marijke Amado
Roberto Albanese Sandy Mölling Nina Bott
Hendrik Höfken Heide Simonis Jasmin Wagner
Helena Kaschurow Jörn Schlönvoigt Uwe-Fahrenkrog-Petersen
Motsi Mabuse Guildo Horn Rolf Scheider
Anna-Karina Mosmann Axel Bulthaupt Eralp Uzun
Sergiy Plyuta Regina Halmich Stefanie Hertel
Oliver Seefeldt Wolke Hegenbarth Katja Ebstein
Nina Uszkureit Arthur Abraham Bernd Herzsprung
Marta Arndt Lars Riedel
Dirk Bastert Heike Henkel
Nikita Bazev Gülcan Kamps
Christian Bärens Sylvie van der Vaart
Sofia Bogdanova Jochen Horst
Gennady Bondarenko Gitte Haenning
Christine Decke Ben
Uta Deharde Jürgen Hingsen
Katja Kalugina Ardian Bujupi Dirk Moritz
Sascha Karabey Jenny Elvers-Ebertzhagen
Anastasiya Kravchenko Markus Majowski
Tatjana Kuschill Mathieu Carriere
Ekaterina Leonova Paul Janke Patrice Bouédibéla
Oana Nechiti Jürgen Milski Alexander Leipold
Oliver Tienken Brigitte Nielsen
Willi Gabalier Tanja Szewczenko
Marius Iepure Cindy Berger

Series overview[edit]

Season No. of
stars
No. of
weeks
Duration
dates
Celebrity honor places
First place Second place Third place
1) 2006 8 8 April 2006 – May 2006 Wayne Carpendale & Isabel Edvardsson Wolke Hegenbarth & Oliver Seefeldt Sandy Mölling & Roberto Albanese
2) 2007 10 8 May 2007 – June 2007 Susan Sideropoulos & Christian Polanc Katja Ebstein & Oliver Seefeldt Giovane Élber & Isabel Edvardsson
3) 2010 10 8 April 2010 – May 2010 Sophia Thomalla & Massimo Sinato Sylvie van der Vaart & Christian Polanc/Bärens Nina Bott & Roberto Alabanese
4) 2011 10 9 March 2011 - May 2011 Maite Kelly & Christian Polanc Moritz A. Sachs & Melissa Ortiz-Gomez Thomas Karaoglan & Sarah Latton
5) 2012 12 11 March 2012 - May 2012 Magdalena Brzeska & Erich Klann Rebecca Mir & Massimo Sinato Stefanie Hertel & Sergiy Plyuta
6) 2013 10 9 April 2013 - May 2013 Manuel Cortez & Melissa Ortiz-Gomez Sila Sahin & Christian Polanc Paul Janke & Ekaterina Leonova
7) 2014 10 9 March 2014 - May 2014 Alexander Klaws & Isabel Edvardsson Tanja Szewczenko & Willi Gabalier Carmen Geiss & Christian Polanc
8) 2015 14 13

Dances[edit]

Dance Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Christmas Special
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Records[edit]

Highest-scoring celebrities[edit]

The scores presented below represent the best overall accumulative average scores the celebrity gained each season.

Rank Celebrity Professional Average score Place Season
1 Sophia Thomalla Massimo Sinato 33.1 1/10 Season 3
2 Wolke Hegenbarth Oliver Seefeldt 32.8 2/8 Season 1
3 Magdalena Brzeska Erich Klann 32.7 1/12 Season 5

Lowest-scoring celebrities[edit]

The scores presented below represent the worst overall accumulative average scores the celebrity gained each season.

Rank Celebrity Professional Average score Place Season
1 Bernhard Brink Sarah Latton 5.3 7/10 Season 7
2 Cindy Berger Marius Iepure 8.5 9/10 Season 7
3 Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen Helena Kaschurow 9.0 12/12 Season 5
     indicates the contestant eliminated first in his/her season.
     indicates the winning contestant in his/her season.
     indicates the runner-up contestant in his/her season.

Specials[edit]

"Let’s Dance – Let’s Christmas"[edit]

The show celebrated a special called "Let’s Dance – Let’s Christmas" with 5 Celebrities from the past seasons on December 20, 2013 and on December 21, 2013.

Magdalena Brzeska won the special.

Celebrity Occupation / known for Professional partner1 Status
Susan Sideropoulos Actress Stefano Terrazzino Eliminated
on December 20, 2013
Manuel Cortez Actor Oana Nechiti Eliminated
on December 20, 2013
Moritz Sachs Actor Isabel Edvardsson Third place
on December 21, 2013
Sophia Thomalla Actress Massimo Sinató Runner-up
on December 21, 2013
Magdalena Brzeska Gymnast Erich Klann Winner
on December 21, 2013

Scoring chart[edit]

Couple Place 1 2
Top 3 Top 2
Magdalena & Erich 1 26+23=49 28+29=57 +29=86
Sophia & Massimo 2 26+30=56 28+29=57 +29=86
Moritz & Melissa 3 26+25=51 20+26=46
Susan & Stefano 5 21+24=45
Manuel & Oana 5 23+21=44
Red numbers indicates the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicates the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple eliminated that week.
     indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two/three.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third-place couple.

Averages[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-points scale.

Rank by
Average
Place Couple Number of
Dances
Average
1 2 Sophia & Massimo 5 28.4
2 1 Magdalena & Erich 5 27.0
3 3 Moritz & Isabel 4 24.3
4 5 Susan & Stefano 2 22.5
5 5 Manuel & Oana 2 22.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale are as follows:

Dance Best dancer(s) Highest score Worst dancer(s) Lowest score
Paso doble Magdalena Brzeska 29 Susan Sideropoulos 21
Jive Sophia Thomalla 28 Manuel Cortez 23
Tango Magdalena Brzeska 26
Salsa Moritz Sachs 26
Rumba Sophia Thomalla 26
Waltz Manuel Cortez 21
Contemporary Sophia Thomalla 29 Magdalena Brzeska 23
Foxtrot Magdalena Brzeska 28 Moritz Sachs 25
Quickstep Sophia Thomalla 30
Viennese Waltz Magdalena Brzeska 29 Moritz Sachs 20
Jazz Sophia Thomalla 29
Cha-cha-cha Sophia Thomalla 29
Flamenco Magdalena Brzeska 29
American Smooth Magdalena Brzeska 29
Freestyle Magdalena Brzeska
Sophia Thomalla
29 Moritz Sachs 26

Daily scores[edit]

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Jorge Gonzalez, Motsi Mabuse, Joachim Llambi.

Show 1: December 20, 2013[edit]
Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Susan & Stefano 21 (8, 8, 5) Paso Doble "Left Outside Alone" — Anastacia
24 (9, 9, 6) Jive "All I Want For Christmas Is You" — Mariah Carey
Manuel & Oana 23 (10, 9, 4) Jive "You Never Can Tell" — Chuck Berry
21 (8, 8, 5) Waltz "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" — Ralph Blane
Magdalena & Erich 26 (10, 10, 6) Tango "Por Una Cabeza" — Carlos Gardel
23 (10, 10, 3) Contemporary "Last Christmas" — WHAM!
Moritz & Isabel 26 (9, 10, 7) Salsa "Baila Me" — Gipsy Kings
25 (9, 9, 7) Foxtrot "Santa Baby" — Eartha Kitt
Sophia & Massimo 26 (9, 9, 8) Rumba "Fields Of Gold" — Eva Cassidy
30 (10, 10, 10) Quickstep "Sleigh Ride" — Leroy Anderson
Show 2: December 21, 2013[edit]
Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Sophia & Massimo 28 (10, 9, 9) Jive "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" — Brenda Lee
29 (10, 10, 9) Freestyle
Jazz
Jazz
Cha-Cha-Cha
Michael Jackson-Medley
Smooth CriminalMichael Jackson
ThrillerMichael Jackson
Black or WhiteMichael Jackson
29 (10, 9, 10) Contemporary "Ave Maria" — Charles Gounod
Moritz & Isabel 20 (8, 7, 5) Viennese Waltz "White Christmas" — Bing Crosby
26 (9, 9, 8) Freestyle
Paso Doble
Jive
Viennese Waltz
Queen-Medley
We Will Rock YouQueen
Don't Stop Me NowQueen
We Are the ChampionsQueen
Magdalena & Erich 28 (10, 10, 8) Foxtrot "Winter Wonderland" — Felix Bernard
29 (10, 10, 9) Freestyle
Paso Doble
Flamenco
Viennese Waltz
Pirates of the Caribbean-Medley
He's a PirateKlaus Badelt
Angelica — Hans Zimmer
The Black Pearl — Klaus Badelt
29 (10, 10, 9) American Smooth "I'll Be Home for Christmas" — Bing Crosby

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