For the tenth time, Deutschland sucht den Superstar is giving all singers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland the chance to secure a slot on the talent show – the quest for Germany’s idol is finally about to start again.
Audition for the anniversary season For the tenth time, Deutschland sucht den Superstar is giving all singers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland the chance to secure a slot on the talent show – the quest for Germany’s idol is finally about to start again. The recall slip can be life changing and has a special meaning for Deutschland sucht den Superstar contestants – the yellow slip is a crucial step on the path to superstardom and for many former recalled participants represents the memory of a very special moment. But to get one of the coveted originals, you do have to audition first. One original way to apply is via the Edgar free postcards available in restaurants and pubs all over Germany – on the back, they have a QR code which, when scanned with a smartphone, takes the user directly to the RTL Mobile site, where they can register to audition for the anniversary season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar. The form can also be downloaded from RTL.de or requested by phone. The registration deadline is 15 August 2012. As ever, the anniversary season promises the winner guaranteed prize money of €500,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music.
Everyone gets a chance on Deutschland sucht den Superstar. The 2012 winner, Luca Hänni, went straight from being an apprentice bricklayer onto the big show stage. Although he still seemed a bit shy during the auditions, the young heartthrob quickly went on to win over female viewers everywhere. Luca’s single Don’t think about me went straight to number one in the single charts, and his album My name is Luca also went to the top of the rankings.
With an average market share of nearly 26 per cent among young viewers in its ninth season, Deutschland sucht den Superstar continued to be the most-watched and most successful music talent show on German TV. And the show has a diehard online following as well: the ninth season generated 104.4 million video views of clips and entire episodes on RTL’s online platforms.
The tenth, big anniversary season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar starts in early 2013 with lots of innovations and a number of surprises. Deutschland sucht den Superstar is produced by Grundy Light Entertainment.
24 July 2012 - RTL Television / Grundy Light Entertainment, Germany