Let's Dance (German TV series)

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For the last season, see Let's Dance (German season 7).
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 & Isabell Edvardsson Tanja Szewczenko & Willi Gabalier Carmen Geiss & Christian Polanc

Records[edit]

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' marks are as follows:

Dance Season(s) Best dancer Best score Worst dancer Worst score
American Smooth 7 Carmen Geiss 17 N/A N/A
Argentine Tango 5,6 Rebecca Mir 38 Manuel Cortez 17
Bollywood 7 Tanja Szewczenko 25 Larissa Marolt 16
Cha-Cha-Cha 1,2 and 4—7 Magdalena Brzeska 32 Bernhard Brink 5
Charleston 7 Alexander Klaws 30 Bernhard Brink 4
Contemporary 5—7 Sila Sahin 28 Cindy Berger 5
Disco 7 Tanja Szewczenko 23 N/A N/A
Discofox 4—7 Thomas Karaoglan, Stefanie Hertel, Jürgen Milski, Alexander Klaws and Tanja Szewczenko 10 Balian Buschbaum and Bernhard Brink 1
Foxtrot 1—2 and 5—7 Magdalena Brzeska 40 Simone Ballack 13
Freestyle 1—7 Magdalena Brzeska, Maite Kelly and Sophia Thomalla 39 Manuel Cortez and Sila Sahin 29
Fusion Dance 7 Alexander Leipold, Alexander Klaws, Larissa Marolt, Carmen Geiss, Tanja Szewczenko and Lilly Becker 17 Alexander Leipold, Alexander Klaws, Larissa Marolt, Carmen Geiss, Tanja Szewczenko and Lilly Becker 17
Hip-Hop 7 Alexander Leipold 17
Jive 1—7 Rebecca Mir 33 Simone Ballack 9
Paso Doble 1—7 Magdalena Brzeska 39 Bernhard Brink 4
Quickstep 1—7 Magdalena Brzeska 38 Dirk Moritz 11
Rumba 1—7 Sophia Thomalla 40 Simone Ballack 8
Salsa 3—5 Rebecca Mir 38 Arthur Abraham and Kristina Bach 11
Samba 1—7 Sophia Thomalla 37 Jürgen Milski 8
Tango 1—6 Magdalena Brzeska 38 Marijke Amado 11
Viennese Waltz 1—7 Moritz A. Sachs 38 Simone Ballack 11
Waltz 1—7 Rebecca Mir 34 Cindy Berger 12
West Coast Swing 3 Sophia Thomalla 36 Mathieu Carrière 21

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
4 Maite Kelly Christian Polanc 32.3 1/10 Season 4
5 Rebecca Mir Massimo Sinato 31.5 2/12 Season 5
6 Wayne Carpendale Isabel Edvardsson 31.0 1/8 Season 1
7 Sandy Mölling Roberto Albanese 30.6 3/8 Season 1
8 Sylvie van der Vaart Christian Bärens/Polanc 30.0 2/10 Season 3
9 Moritz A. Sachs Melissa Ortiz-Gomez 29.8 2/10 Season 4
10 Susan Sideropoulos Christian Polanc 28.8 1/10 Season 2

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 Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen Helena Kaschurow 9.0 12/12 Season 5
2 Gülcan Kamps Nikita Bazev 10.0 10/10 Season 6
Tetje Mierendorf Isabel Edvardsson 9/10 Season 6
4 Arthur Abraham Nina Uszkureit 11.0 10/10 Season 3
5 Jürgen Milski Oana Nechiti 11.2 6/10 Season 6
6 Simone Ballack Erich Klann 11.7 4/10 Season 6
7 Jenny Elvers-Ebertzhagen Sascha Karabey 12.0 10/10 Season 3
Marijke Amado Stefano Terrazzino 8/10 Season 6
9 Lars Riedel Marta Arndt 13.5 5/12 Season 5
10 Manuela Wisbeck Massimo Sinato 13.8 5/10 Season 5

Specials[edit]

"Let’s Dance – Let’s Christmas"[edit]

The show will celebrate a special called "Let’s Dance – Let’s Christmas" with 5 Celebrities on December 20, 2013 and on December 21, 2013.

Magdalena Brzeska won the special.

Celebrity Professional Season
Susan Sideropoulos Stefano Terrazzino 2
Sophia Thomalla Massimo Sinato 3
Moritz A. Sachs Isabel Edvardsson 4
Magdalena Brzeska Erich Klann 5
Manuel Cortez Oana Nechiti 6

Judges scores[edit]

Couple Place 1 2
Magdalena & Erich
1
26+23=49
28+29+29=86
Sophia & Massimo
2
26+30=56
28+29+29=86
Moritz & Isabel
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.

Show 1: December 20, 2013[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.

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
Sophia & Massimo 26 (9,9,8) Rumba "Fields Of Gold" — Eva Cassidy
30 (10,10,10) Quickstep "Sleigh Ride" — Leroy Anderson
Moritz & Isabel 26 (9,10,7) Salsa "Baila Me" — Gipsy Kings
25 (9,9,7) Foxtrot "Santa Baby" — Eartha Kitt
Magdalena & Erich 26 (10,10,6) Tango "Por Una Cabeza" — Carlos Gardel
23 (10,10,3) Rumba "Last Christmas" — WHAM!
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

Show 2: December 21, 2013[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.

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 Michael Jackson-Medley
29 (10,9,10) Showdance "Ave Maria" — Charles Gounod
Moritz & Isabel 20 (8,7,5) Viennese Waltz "White Christmas" — Bing Crosby
26 (9,9,8) Freestyle Queen-Medley
Magdalena & Erich 28 (10,10,8) Foxtrot "Winter Wonderland" — Felix Bernard
29 (10,10,9) Freestyle Pirates of the Carribean-Medley
29 (10,10,9) Showdance "I'll Be Home for Christmas" — Bing Crosby

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 28.40
2 1 Magdalena & Erich 5 27.00
3 3 Moritz & Isabel 4 24.25
4 5 Susan & Stefano 2 22.50
5 5 Manuel & Oana 2 22.00

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