Let's Dance (German TV series)

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Let's Dance
Genre Reality competition
Based on Strictly Come Dancing
Country of origin Germany
Original language(s) German
No. of seasons 10
No. of episodes 99
Release
Original network RTL
Original release April 3, 2006 (2006-04-03) – present
External links
Website www.rtl.de/cms/sendungen/lets-dance.html

Let's Dance is the German version of Dancing with the Stars / Strictly Come Dancing. The show was first broadcast in 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 Meis are the hosts of the show.

Key
     Presenter of Let's Dance
     Contestant
Presenter Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10
Hape Kerkeling
Nazan Eckes
Daniel Hartwich
Sylvie Meis

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 eight seasons.

Key
     Judge
     Professional dancer
     Contestant
Judge Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10
Joachim Llambi
Motsi Mabuse
Jorge Gonzalez
Michael Hull
Markus Schöffl
Katarina Witt
Ute LemperB
Harald Glööckler
Peter Kraus
Isabel Edvardsson
Roman Frieling
Maite Kelly
Notes
^A Dieter Bohlen filled in for Ute Lemper in the season 2 final after Lempr couldn't make it

Professional partners[edit]

Color key:

     Winner
     Runner-up
     3rd place
     Celebrity partner was eliminated first for the season
     Celebrity partner withdrew from the competition
     Still participating in the current season
  • Bold Denotes Current Professional Dancer

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 & Isabel Edvardsson Tanja Szewczenko & Willi Gabalier Carmen Geiss & Christian Polanc
8) 2015 14 12 March 2015 - June 2015 Hans Sarpei & Kathrin Menzinger Minh-Khai Phan-Thi & Massimo Sinato Matthias Steiner & Ekaterina Leonova
9) 2016 14 12 March 2016 - June 2016 Victoria Swarovski & Erich Klann Sarah Lombardi & Robert Beitsch Jana Pallaske & Massimo Sinato
10) 2017 15 12 February 2017 - June 2017 Gil Ofarim & Ekaterina Leonova Vanessa Mai & Christian Polanc Angelina Kirsch & Massimo Sinato

Dances[edit]

Dance Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Christmas
special
Series 8 Series 9 Series 10
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Records[edit]

Highest-scoring celebrities[edit]

The scores presented below represent the best overall accumulative average scores the celebrity gained each season. Points have been adjusted because some seasons had 30 points some 40 points.

Rank Celebrity Professional Average score Place Season
1 Vanessa Mai Christian Polanc 27.60 2/14 Season 10
2 Victoria Swarovski Erich Klann 27.00 1/14 Season 9
Jana Pallske Massimo Sinato 3/14 Season 9
3 Alexander Klaws Isabel Edvardsson 26.80 1/10 Season 7
4 Gil Ofarim Ekaterina Leonova 26.40 1/14 Season 10
5 Minh-Khai Phan Thi Massimo Sinato 25.10 2/14 Season 8
6 Sophia Thomalla Massimo Sinato 24.88 1/10 Season 3
7 Hans Sarpei Kathrin Menzinger 24.60 1/14 Season 8
8 Tanja Szewczenko Willi Gabalier 24.40 2/10 Season 7
Eric Stehfest Oana Nechiti 4/14 Season 9
9 Angelina Kirsch Massimo Sinato 24.30 3/14 Season 10
10 Enissa Amani Christian Polanc 23.70 4/14 Season 8

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 Bernhard Brink Sarah Latton 5.3 7/10 Season 7
2 Ulli Potofski Kathrin Menzinger 6.7 6/14 Season 9
3 Niels Ruf Otlile Mabuse 7.0 14/14 Season 9
Jörg Draeger Marta Arndt Season 10
5 Cora Schumacher Erich Klann 8.0 13/14 Season 8
6 Cindy Berger Marius Iepure 8.5 9/10 Season 7
7 Uwe Fahrenkrog-Pertersen Helena Kaschurow 9.0 12/12 Season 5
Patrice Bouédibéla Ekaterina Leonova 9.0 10/10 Season 7
Cathy Fischer Marius Iepure 9.0 14/14 Season 8
10 Attila Hildmann Oxana Lebedew 9.3 12/14 Season 9
     indicates the winning contestant in his/her season.
     indicates the runner-up contestant in his/her season.
     indicates the third place contestant in his/her season.
     indicates the contestant eliminated first in his/her season.

Specials[edit]

"Let’s Dance – Let’s Christmas"[edit]

The show celebrated a special called "Let’s Dance – Let’s Christmas" with 5 Celebrities from the past seasons on December 20, 2013 and on December 21, 2013.

Magdalena Brzeska won the special.

Celebrity Occupation / known for Professional partner1 Status
Susan Sideropoulos Actress Stefano Terrazzino Eliminated
on December 20, 2013
Manuel Cortez Actor Oana Nechiti Eliminated
on December 20, 2013
Moritz Sachs Actor Isabel Edvardsson Third place
on December 21, 2013
Sophia Thomalla Actress Massimo Sinató Runner-up
on December 21, 2013
Magdalena Brzeska Gymnast Erich Klann Winner
on December 21, 2013

Scoring chart[edit]

Couple Place 1 2
Top 3 Top 2
Magdalena & Erich 1 26+23=49 28+29=57 +29=86
Sophia & Massimo 2 26+30=56 28+29=57 +29=86
Moritz & Melissa 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.

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 28.4
2 1 Magdalena & Erich 5 27.0
3 3 Moritz & Isabel 4 24.3
4 5 Susan & Stefano 2 22.5
5 5 Manuel & Oana 2 22.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale are as follows:

Dance Best dancer(s) Highest score Worst dancer(s) Lowest score
Paso doble Magdalena Brzeska 29 Susan Sideropoulos 21
Jive Sophia Thomalla 28 Manuel Cortez 23
Tango Magdalena Brzeska 26
Salsa Moritz Sachs 26
Rumba Sophia Thomalla 26
Waltz Manuel Cortez 21
Contemporary Sophia Thomalla 29 Magdalena Brzeska 23
Foxtrot Magdalena Brzeska 28 Moritz Sachs 25
Quickstep Sophia Thomalla 30
Viennese Waltz Magdalena Brzeska 29 Moritz Sachs 20
Jazz Sophia Thomalla 29
Cha-cha-cha Sophia Thomalla 29
Flamenco Magdalena Brzeska 29
American Smooth Magdalena Brzeska 29
Freestyle Magdalena Brzeska
Sophia Thomalla
29 Moritz Sachs 26

Daily scores[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.

Show 1: December 20, 2013[edit]
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
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
Magdalena & Erich 26 (10, 10, 6) Tango "Por Una Cabeza" — Carlos Gardel
23 (10, 10, 3) Contemporary "Last Christmas" — WHAM!
Moritz & Isabel 26 (9, 10, 7) Salsa "Baila Me" — Gipsy Kings
25 (9, 9, 7) Foxtrot "Santa Baby" — Eartha Kitt
Sophia & Massimo 26 (9, 9, 8) Rumba "Fields Of Gold" — Eva Cassidy
30 (10, 10, 10) Quickstep "Sleigh Ride" — Leroy Anderson
Show 2: December 21, 2013[edit]
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
Jazz
Jazz
Cha-Cha-Cha
Michael Jackson-Medley
Smooth CriminalMichael Jackson
ThrillerMichael Jackson
Black or WhiteMichael Jackson
29 (10, 9, 10) Contemporary "Ave Maria" — Charles Gounod
Moritz & Isabel 20 (8, 7, 5) Viennese Waltz "White Christmas" — Bing Crosby
26 (9, 9, 8) Freestyle
Paso Doble
Jive
Viennese Waltz
Queen-Medley
We Will Rock YouQueen
Don't Stop Me NowQueen
We Are the ChampionsQueen
Magdalena & Erich 28 (10, 10, 8) Foxtrot "Winter Wonderland" — Felix Bernard
29 (10, 10, 9) Freestyle
Paso Doble
Flamenco
Viennese Waltz
Pirates of the Caribbean-Medley
He's a PirateKlaus Badelt
Angelica — Hans Zimmer
The Black Pearl — Klaus Badelt
29 (10, 10, 9) American Smooth "I'll Be Home for Christmas" — Bing Crosby

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