Nu Pagadi

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Nu Pagadi
Nu Pagadi - Markus, Kris und Pat.jpg
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Pop, glam rock
Years active 2004–2005
Labels Cheyenne / Polydor
Past members Patrick "Pat" Boinet
Kristina "Kris" Dörfer
Markus Grimm
Doreen Steinert
(Nov. 2004-May 2005)

Nu Pagadi was a German pop band, formed in December 2004 on the fourth season of international reality television program Popstars. Originally a quartet, from May 2005 a trio, the group describes their own musical style as "glam rock"; in fact the attribute "pop with rockmusic elements" fits better[citation needed]. In September 2005, only ten months after the band's formation, the members announced their official split due to musical differences.

In May 2005, the band changed from being a quartet to being a trio when Doreen Steinert left.[1]

The band's name refers to a Russian (Soviet) cartoon-series of the 1970s and 1980s called "Nu, pogodi!" which means "Just you wait!"


Kristina Dörfer[edit]

Main article: Kristina Dörfer

Kristina Dörfer (born 26 July 1984 in Wurzen) has also used the stage names KR!S and Kris.

Doreen Steinert[edit]

Doreen Steinert (born 4 November 1986 in Potsdam) was a candidate in the third season of the German edition of Popstars, reaching the last 50. After leaving Nu Pagadi, Steinert released a solo single, Der Brief (den ich nie schrieb), which reached number 29 in the German charts, in August 2005.[2] In 2006, she released another single, Ich bin meine eigene Frau, which reached number 66 in Germany.

Patrick Boinet[edit]

Patrick "Pat" Boinet (born 5 January 1976 in Berlin) qualified for the German edition of Popstars in a Second-Chance-Casting. He qualified for that round via the Sat.1 show Star Search. After the breakup of Nu Pagadi, he appeared as a member of the jury in the Viva TV show Shibuya.

Markus Grimm[edit]

Markus Grimm (born 5 May 1979 in Moers) worked as a music journalist for the magazine plugged and sang in the group Cabrit Sans Cor before he was chosen to join Nu Pagadi. He continued working for plugged while he was a member. He is also a songwriter and texter. After writing song texts for various singers including Claus Eisenmann, a former member of Söhne Mannheims, he has announced a book, Cosmic Dancer, to be published in spring 2009.[3]



  • Your Dark Side 2005 #1 GER


  • Sweetest Poison 2004 #1 GER
  • Dying Words 2005 #22 GER

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Nu Pagadi - Doreen ist raus!". Viva TV News. Viacom. 2004-05-10. Retrieved 2009-01-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ Haußmann, Adriane. "Doreen - Der Brief (den ich nie schrieb)". CD Kritik. Events und Trends. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  3. ^ Markus Grimm MySpace-Page