Kristof Hering

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Kristof Hering was born on 27 February 1989 in Hanover, Lower Saxony. He is best known for finishing in sixth place in season 9 of Deutschland sucht den Superstar.[1][2]


Early life[edit]

Kristof Hering was born on 27 February 1989 in Hanover, Lower Saxony.[3] He currently lives in Hamburg.[3] He lives with his boyfriend who is 30 years older than him.[4] He has a tattoo on his left ankle.[3] He has an older sister and younger brother.[3] In 2008, he left home and went to a catholic gymnasium where he received his abitur.[3] He is a fan of Udo Jürgens, Robbie Williams and Peter Maffay.[3] He also likes jazz and pop.[3] He likes to go shopping, listen to music, and do sports with his friends. He has lost 56 pounds since 2008.[3] He keeps it off by going to the gym three times a week.[3] He was at the Stage-School-Hamburg in 2008 and 2009.[3] His favorite songs includes "Über 7 Brücken" by Peter Maffay and "I sing a Liad für di" by Andreas Gabalier.[3]


Kristof was eliminated in the Top 6.[1][2] He suffered verbal and death threats during his participation during season 9 due to his homosexuality.[1] People were writing stuff like "You are sooo gay to .."; "I'll cut your balls"; "Get out of DSDS, if you value your life" and "I stab you up".[1][5] RTL filed charges against unknown persons because of the threats.[5]


(Original Airdate)
Song (Artist) Percentage of calls
Top 16
(25 February 2012)
"Und es war Sommer" (Peter Maffay)
Top 10
(3 March 2012)
"Verdammt ich lieb dich" (Matthias Reim)
Top 9
(10 March 2012)
"Ai se eu te pego!" (Michel Teló)
Top 8
(17 March 2012)
"So bist du" (Peter Maffay)
Top 7
(24 March 2012)
"Über den Wolken" (Dieter Thomas Kuhn)
Top 6
(31 March 2012)
"Joana" (Roland Kaiser)
"Y.M.C.A" (Village People) (duet with Daniele Negroni)


After DSDS, Hering came out with his new single "Tears of Happiness".[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Todeskino, Marie (31 March 2012). "DSDS-Aus für Kristof Hering". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Stich, Juliane (1 April 2012). "Die Top 5 stehen fest - Kristof ist raus". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "DSDS 2012: Kandidat Kristof Hering" (in German). RTL. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Kylla, Denise (4 March 2012). "Kristof Hering (23): Mein Lover ist älter als mein Vater". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Kylla, Denise (10 April 2012). "Kristof rechnet mit Superstars ab". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Kylla, Denise (27 August 2012). "Das machen die ehemaligen DSDS-Stars heute". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 27 August 2012.