Popstars – Das Duell

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Popstars: Das Duell
Created by Jonathan Dowling
Starring Preluders
Detlef "D!" Soost
Opening theme Come As You Are
Country of origin Germany
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 90 min.: Castings, The Show, Workshop, Finale
60 min.: Roadshow, Special
Distributor Tresor TV
Original network ProSieben
Picture format PAL
Original release Summer 2003 – December 2003
Preceded by Popstars - Du bist mein Traum
Followed by Popstars - Jetzt oder Nie!
External links
Website www.prosieben.de/tv/popstars

Popstars – Das Duell (Popstars - The Battle) was an interactive reality, talent show broadcast in Germany during late 2003. It is the third German series of the international Popstars franchise. Unlike the first two series of Popstars, which resulted in the formation of one winning groups – No Angels and Bro'Sis - Popstars - Das Duell created two rival groups who competed against each other for the most records saled. This show created Overground and Preluders. This season's catch phrase is "Lebe deine Traum" which means "Live Your Dream". Winners were the male band Overground. From August 11, 2003 - November 3, 2003 there was a special magazine about Popstars on TV called "taff. – Popstars Special" every Monday at 6 pm.

The Show consists of 3 phases. First phase is audition phase in which young aspiring singers can apply on six German cities (Stuttgart, Köln, Hamburg, Frankfurt und Berlin). After the contetstans wer gone through a Casting, a Re-Call and a Re-Re-Call they united in a decision show in which the best 30-40 contetstants were allowed to pass through to the next phase - the Workshop in which two groups were formed. The groups battle in a Roadshow in which both bands promote their single and a tour. After the Roadshow the winning band was crowned in a big Live-Finale on November 3, 2003.

Title translation: The Battle
Winning band: Overground
Judges: Sabrina Setlur, Detlef Soost, Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen
Coaches: Artemis Gounaki (singing), D. Soost (dancing)


Episode 1: The Casting I[edit]

First Aired: August 11, 2003

Episode 2: The Casting II[edit]

First Aired: August 18, 2003

Episode 3: The Casting III[edit]

First Aired: August 25, 2003

Episode 4: The Show[edit]

First Aired: September 1, 2003

46 chosen-ones compete in a big decision show at an airport in Düsseldorf. The best talents were given a ticket to the plane to the Workshop in Orlando.

Episode 5: The Workshop I[edit]

First Aired: September 8, 2003

Episode 6: The Workshop II[edit]

First Aired: September 15, 2003

Episode 7: The Workshop III[edit]

First Aired: September 22, 2003

Episode 8: The Workshop IV[edit]

First Aired: September 29, 2003

Special Episode: The 12 finalists - Who will make the band?[edit]

First Aired: September 30, 2003

Portray of the finalist...

Episode 10: Roadshow I[edit]

First Aired: October 6, 2003

Decision: these are the rival bands.

Episode 11: Roadshow II[edit]

First Aired: October 10, 2003

Preparations for the Tour in Berlin. Anne Ross and Fabrizio Levita are sent in to make the bands stronger.

Episode 12: Roadshow III[edit]

First Aired: October 13, 2003

Tour starts...

Episode 13: Roadshow IV[edit]

First Aired: October 17, 2003

The Bands on Tour...

Episode 14: Roadshow V[edit]

First Aired: October 20, 2003

The Bands on Tour...

Episode 15: Roadshow VI[edit]

First Aired: October 24, 2003

The Bands on Tour...

Episode 16: Roadshow VII[edit]

First Aired: October 27, 2003

The Bands on Tour...

Special Episode: My Way Into The Finale - "Preluders and Overground. The Stars Privat. Their Fears, Their Hopes, Their Plans"[edit]

First Aired: October 31, 2003

Arabella Kiesbauer speaks in exclusive one-man-interviews with all nine finalists about their fears, their visions, if Popstars or not.

Special Episode: The Countdown - "Two Days Left Until Decision"[edit]

First Aired: November 1, 2003

Special for a half an hour... Arabella takes a look behind the scenes of the Germany Tour of the Preluders and Overground.

Special Episode: The Countdown - "Behind the Scenes of the Finale-Show"[edit]

First Aired: November 2, 2003

Special for a half an hour... Arabella presents everything around the big Finale backstage: the studio, the styling, mask and the final trainings...

Episode 17: Finale[edit]

First Aired: November 3, 2003

Winning band is revealed: Overground

Host: Arabella Kiesbauer

Calls: 2,5 mil.

Television ratings[edit]


Episode from 3 years 14- to 49-year-old
(in millions)
(in %)
(in millions)
(in %)
1. Casting I 1,96 8,5 1,45 15,5
2. Casting II 2,21 7,7 1,74 14,5
3. Casting III
4. The Show
5. Workshop I
6. Workshop II 2,43 8,4 16,9
7. Workshop III 2,58 8,8 2,21 17,1
8. Workshop IV 18,5
Special 2,80 17,7
10. Roadshow I 3,66 11,3 3,01 21,3
11. Roadshow II 2,0 13
12. Roadshow III
13. Roadshow IV 1,76 10,6
14. Roadshow V 2,50 7,5 14,5
15. Roadshow VI 1,76 5,5 10,6
16. Roadshow VII 3,17 9,4 17,6
My Way Into The Finale 1,28 4,2 8,3
17. Finale 3,7 11,6 3,08 22,3


  1. ^ "German television ratings". Quotenmeter.de. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 

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