Popstars (Netherlands)

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Popstars
Genre Reality, talent show
Judges Henkjan Smits
Maurice Wijnen
Simone Walraven
Marc-Marie Huijbregts
Voices of Nance Coolen (all rounds)
Gerard Joling (auditions)
Tooske Ragas (liveshows)
Country of origin Netherlands
Original language(s) Dutch
Broadcast
Original channel SBS 6
First shown in 2008
Original airing 22 August 2008
External links
Official/ Website

Popstars is a singing competition series in the Netherlands. The first series started on 22 August 2008. A second series was aired for 2009-2010 and third series aired in 2010-2011. The winners in season 1 were RED! made up of the three finalist winners Brandi Russell, Steffie Zoontjes and Deon Leon. Wesley Klein won in season 2 and Dean Saunders in season 3.

The precursor of these shows was the Dutch version of Popstars: The Rivals broadcast on RTL 4 in 2004 hosted by Beau van Erven Dorens. The series was won by the boy band Men2B (male category) and girl band Raffish (female category). Both disbanded in 2006.

Summary[edit]

Season Year Presenter Jury Winner(s) Runner-up Other competitors
Final position
(in order of elimination)
Season 1 2008 Nance Coolen
Gerard Joling
Henkjan Smits
Patricia Paay
Maurice Wijnen
1. Brandi Russell
1. Steffie Zoontjes
1. Deon Leon
forming the trio RED!
4. Norman Ramazan 10. Ruben Thurnim
9. Nathalie Mensinga
8. Naomi Reingoud
7. Rebecca Schouw
6. Floor Krijnen
5. Sidney McWood
Season 2 2009-2010 Nance Coolen
Gerard Joling
Henkjan Smits
Patricia Paay
Maurice Wijnen
1. Wesley Klein 2. Kim Stolker 12. Michelle Komproe
12. Jeffrey Sabeel
12. Davy Oonincx
11. Xander Venema
10. Emmily Lasut
9. Mandy Gruijters
8. Robin Zijlstra
7. Charlotte ten Brink
6. Bart Boonstra
5. Dewi Pechler
4. Joshua Newton
3. Kristel Roulaux
Season 3 2010-2011 Nance Coolen
Gerard Joling
Tooske Ragas
Henkjan Smits
Marc-Marie Huijbregts
Simone Walraven
Maurice Wijnen
1. Dean Saunders 2. Simone Nijssen 14. Valerie Van Krimpen
13. Samantha Jaine
12. Ephraim Beks
11. Rene Klein
10. Søren Jørgensen
6. Sam Lebens
6. Rody Valks
6. Bertha Verbeek
6. Angela Slagt
5. Carlijn Middelhof
4. Darien Solange Kastaneer
3. Sharon Kips

Season 1 (2008)[edit]

Participants and elimination table

Legend
Women Men Sing-off (SO) Top 10
Ronde: Liveshows
Week: 14/11 21/11 28/11 5/12 12/12 19/12
Plek Kandidaat Results
1 Brandi Russell (26) Winner
2 Steffie Zoontjes (18) SO Winner
3 Deon Leon (18) SO Winner
4 Norman Ramazan (24) SO Elim
5 Sidney McWood (17) SO SO Elim
6 Floor Krijnen (18) SO SO SO Elim
7 Rebecca Schouw (27) Elim
8 Naomi Reingoud (24) Elim
9 Nathalie Mensinga (21) Elim
10 Ruben Thurnim (33) Elim

Season 2 (2009-2010)[edit]

Participants and elimination table:

Legend
Women Men Wild Card (WC) Sing-off (SO) Proximity (pr) Top 14
Round: Wildcard Liveshows
Week: 20/11 21/11 20/11 27/11 4/12 11/12 18/12 1/1 15/1 22/1 29/1
Position Candidate Results
1 Wesley Klein (21) Winner
2 Kim Stolker (22) Runner-up
3 Kristel Roulaux (26) Elim
4 Joshua Newton (23) SO Elim
5 Dewi Pechler (26) SO pr Elim
6 Bart Boonstra (24) SO pr pr Elim
7 Charlotte ten Brink (21) SO SO Elim
8 Robin Zijlstra (29) SO SO Elim
9 Mandy Gruijters (29) pr Elim
10 Emmily Lasut (15) Elim
11 Xander Venema (24) Elim
12 Davy Oonincx (19) Elim
Jeffrey Sabeel (22) WC
Michelle Komproe (20) WC

Season 3 (2010-2011)[edit]

The schedules for season 3 were as follows:

  • 9 Auditions: 9, 16, 23 and 30 July 2010, 6, 13, 20 and 27 August 2010 and 10 September 2010
  • 6 Continued rounds: 17 and 24 September 2010, 1, 11, 18 and 25 October 2010
  • Top 25 solos: 1 November 2010
  • 2 Selection liveshows 1: 8 and 15 November 2010
  • 6 Liveshows: 22 and 29 November 2010, 6, 13, 20 and 27 December 2010

The hosts were Nancy Coolen (all rounds), Gerard Joling (only during auditions) and Tooske Ragas (only during liveshows).

Participants: The winner of the third season was Dean Saunders, with Simone Nijssen as runner-up. Final classification:

  • 1. Dean Saunders - winner
  • 2. Simone Nijssen
  • 3. Sharon Kips
  • 4. Darien Solange Kastaneer
  • 5. Carlijn Middelhof
  • 6. Angela Slagt
  • 6. Bertha Verbeek
  • 6. Rody Valks
  • 6. Sam Lebens
  • 10. Søren Jørgensen
  • 11. René Klein
  • 12. Ephraim Beks
  • 13. Samantha Klumper
  • 14. Valerie Van Krimpen

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single(s) Charts with
in the Dutch Top 40
Date of appearance Date of entry
 Highest 
position
 Number of 
weeks
 Comments 
(RED!) Step Into the Light 19-12-2008 27-12-2008 tip2 - #1 in de Single Top 100
(RED!) Guilty 01-05-2009 -
(RED!) Conga 11-07-2009 - #42 in de Single Top 100
(Wesley Klein) You Raise Me Up 29-01-2010 13-02-2010 4 11 #1 in de Single Top 100
(Rebecca Schouw) All Your Talk 15-03-2010 - #91 in de Single Top 100
(Wesley Klein) Een ongelofelijke droom 19-03-2010 03-04-2010 tip2 - #2 in de Single Top 100
(Dean Saunders) You and I Both 22-01-2011 05-02-2011 22 4 #1 in de Single Top 100

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