Joey Heindle

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Joey Heindle
Background information
Born (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 30)
Munich, Germany
Years active2012–present

Joey Heindle (born 14 May 1993 in Munich) is a German singer. He is best known for winning the seventh season of the game show Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! (2013) and finishing in 5th place in season 9 of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (2012), despite universally negative reviews from the jury each week.[1][2]


Early life[edit]

Joey Heindle was born on 14 May 1993 in Munich, Bavaria.[3] He currently lives in Freising, Bavaria.[3] He has 5 siblings.[3] He has trained as an assistant chef and has further training as a chef.[3] He had to cancel training due to a hand injury.[3] He can play the guitar.[3] He has sung at birthday parties.[3] His favourite singers are Elton John and Xavier Naidoo.[3]


He went shirtless for his Top 8 performance.[4] He felt uncomfortable going shirtless.[4] Joey stated (about being shirtless) "Actually, I did not want that, but did that because the director wanted."[4] Joey called DSDS jury member Dieter Bohlen a "pussy" for the negative criticism he has given him.[5] After the show, Joey stated "Dieter was a pussy. He just left and did not listen till the end. That just simply sucks. No one on earth would do that in a talent show. This is a huge insult".[5] Joey also stated that his relationship in the long-term won't suffer because of this and he will forgive Dieter at some point.[5] He was eliminated in the Top 5.[1][2] Though he received negative feedback in the mottoshows, he ranked high in the public voting until his elimination.


(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 16
(25 February 2012)
"Here Without You" (3 Doors Down)
Top 10
(3 March 2012)
"Hey, Soul Sister" (Train)
Top 9
(10 March 2012)
"Crying at the Discoteque" (Alcazar)
Top 8
(17 March 2012)
"Der Weg" (Herbert Grönemeyer)
Top 7
(24 March 2012)
"Love Is in the Air" (John Paul Young)
Top 6
(31 March 2012)
"Bitte hör nicht auf zu träumen" (Xavier Naidoo)
"Hero" (Enrique Iglesias) (duet with Luca Hänni)
Top 5
(7 April 2012)
"Grenade" (Bruno Mars)
"Behind Blue Eyes" (Limp Bizkit)


Within days of being eliminated from DSDS, Heindle got a recording contract with music producer Marco Delgardo.[6] Heindle had to be taken to a hospital by ambulance after funny movement and falling on his bed.[7] He was diagnosed with a pinched nerve.[7] Heindle is booked until August 2013.[8] Heindle participated in Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! and won.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Jeder Tag zählt 95 65


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Die ganze Welt dreht sich um dich" 2012 94 Jeder Tag zählt
"Hol’ mich raus!" 2013
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.


  1. ^ a b Kylla, Denise (8 April 2012). "Das sagt Joey nach dem DSDS-Aus". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). Archived from the original on 10 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Stych, Juliane (8 April 2012). "Joey ist raus - Das sind die Top 4". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "DSDS 2012: Kandidat Joey Heindle" (in German). RTL. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Joey Heindle: "Mir war das viel zu nackt"". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). 18 March 2012. Archived from the original on 28 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Joey wütend: "Dieter war eine Pussy"". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). 25 March 2012. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Joey Heindle: Der Krächzer bekommt einen Plattenvertrag". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). 10 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Joey Heindle: Mit Blaulicht ins Krankenhaus". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). 16 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  8. ^ Kylla, Denise (27 August 2012). "Das machen die ehemaligen DSDS-Stars heute". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Joey lutscht für Fiona und für acht Sterne". Die Welt (in German). 12 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Joey Heindle - German Charts".[dead link]
  11. ^ a b "Joey Heindle - Austrian Charts". Archived from the original on 2014-06-14.