Popstars (Germany season 1)

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Popstars
Created by Jonathan Dowlin
Starring No Angels
Simone Angel
Rainer Moslener
Mario M. Mendryzcki
Detlef "D!" Soost
Opening theme Pop Muzik
Country of origin Germany
No. of episodes 17
Production
Running time 60 min.
Distributor Tresor TV
Release
Original release November 14, 2000 – March 6, 2001
Chronology
Followed by Popstars - Du bist mein Traum

Title translation: You Are My Dream
Winning band: No Angels
Judges: Simone Angel, Mario Mendryzcki, Rainer Moslener
Coaches: Detlef Soost (dancing)

In fall 2000, German television network RTL2 started with the production of a German adaption of Popstars. Over the course of three months more than 4,500 hopeful female singers attended open television auditions in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, Cologne, Oberhausen, Stuttgart and Munich. Judged by Dutch entertainer Simone Angel, booker Mario M. Mendryzcki and Rainer Moslener, a director of A&R, thirty-two out of two hundred pre-selected girls eventually made it from the local recall shows to Majorca, Spain, to get trained in singing, dancing, and fitness. While the judges continued eliminating two or three girls each day with the help of choreographer Detlef "D!" Soost, eleven finalists remained and were sent home to prepare. In November 2000, Angel and Moslener visited each of the contestants at home to reveal whether or not they had been selected for the band. In the end five girls made it into the band: Nadja Benaissa, Lucy Diakovska, Sandy Mölling, Vanessa Petruo and Jessica Wahls. With the final members of the group in place, Popstars continued tracking the development and struggles of the new band.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: The Casting I[edit]

First Aired: November 14, 2000

Episode 2: The Casting II[edit]

First Aired: November 21, 2000

Episode 3: Recall[edit]

First Aired: November 28, 2000

Episode 4: Re-Recall + Telephone Callbacks[edit]

First Aired: December 5, 2000

Episode 5: The Workshop I[edit]

First Aired: December 12, 2000

Episode 6: The Workshop II[edit]

First Aired: December 19, 2000

Episode 7: The Workshop III[edit]

First Aired: December 26, 2000

Episode 8: The Visits: Who Makes The Band? + Band Haus I[edit]

First Aired: January 2, 2001

Episode 9: Band Haus II[edit]

First Aired: January 9, 2001

The girls practise their first single in a studio, take dance-lessons but don't like their coach. For one day they are coached by another dance-teacher, who is introduced as their new main-coach later. Simone visits the band to talk about styling and types. She tells that every girl stands for one element. After the meeting they drive to a radio station where the name of the band is revealed: No Angels.

Episode 10: Band Haus III[edit]

First Aired: January 16, 2001

Make-overs and video...

Episode 11: Band Haus IV[edit]

First Aired: January 23, 2001

mouse in the house...

Episode 12: Band Haus V[edit]

First Aired: January 30, 2001

Episode 13: Band Haus VI[edit]

First Aired: February 6, 2001

Episode 14: Band Haus VII[edit]

First Aired: February 13, 2001

Episode 15: Band Haus VIII[edit]

First Aired: February 20, 2001

Episode 16: Band Haus IX[edit]

First Aired: February 27, 2001

Episode 17: Band Haus X[edit]

First Aired: March 6, 2001

Television ratings[edit]

Germany[1]

Episode from 3 years 14- to 49-year-old
Viewers
(in millions)
Share
(in %)
Viewers
(in millions)
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Series 1,7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "German television ratings". Quotenmeter.de. 

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