Das Supertalent

Das Supertalent is the German version of the British talent show Britain's Got Talent. In the show, the television station RTL a special talent is wanted since 2007 per season.

  • 3.1 First Season
  • 3.2 Second Season
  • 3.3 Third Season
  • 3.4 Fourth Season
  • 3.5 Fifth Season
  • 3.6 Sixth Season
  • 3.7 Seventh Season

Concept and procedure

The participants present preliminary rounds in their respective talent in a stage or outdoor appearance. A jury will decide which applicants further and possibly the semi-finals and which secrete. The decision of the individual jury members is often already during the performance by a red or - shown green Buzzer - since the seventh season. After each presentation, the judges from true official. Ends the jury verdict in a draw, usually decides the audience. Since the sixth season is by operation of the "Golden Buzzers " by a single juror a direct entry into the semifinals possible. Among the possible semi-final participants, the jury will make the further selection. In the semi-final shows viewers determine by televoting about the finals and in the finals the winner of the 100,000 -Euro prize money. Usually nominated in the semi-finals broadcasts the jury the final candidates.



The jury of the first season consisted of Dieter Bohlen, Ruth Moschner and André Sarrasani. The latter were in the second season by Sylvie Meis, at that time still called van der Vaart, and Bruce Darnell replaced. After three seasons with this jury Darnell was replaced in the fifth season by Motsi Mabuse. In the sixth season Michelle Hunziker and Thomas Gottschalk sat side by Dieter Bohlen. In the seventh season Bruce Darnell returned instead Gottschalk. The square of the pregnant Michelle Hunziker took Lena Gercke. As a new fourth judge acted Guido Maria Kretschmer. The jury remains for the upcoming, eighth season, there are.


The first season (2007) was moderated by Marco Schreyl. From the second season (2008) was Daniel Hartwich co-host. In this combination, four squadrons were moderated. In July 2012, it was announced that Marco Schreyl is not more moderate. Since the sixth season Daniel Hartwich moderated alone.


First Season

The auditions were held in Cologne, Hamburg, Oldenburg and Munich. It applied for about 5,000 people for the three-part show. The talents occurred in the first two programs on 20 and 27 October 2007 on the stage of the Schiller Theater in Berlin. The jury - consisting of Dieter Bohlen, Ruth Moschner and André Sarrasani - assessed the benefits. You could choose out during the performance candidates already by each of the three judges pressed a red buzzer and thus vetoed. To get on a round, each participant needed at least two positive votes from the jury. The show had up to 6.72 million viewers.

Of the ten 5000 candidates came to the final. In the final mission on November 3, 2007, the audience chose the winner by televoting: The singer Ricardo Marinello was voted " Super Talent " and received 100,000 euros.

Second Season

In autumn 2008, the second season of the talent show ran. Due to the good rates from the previous year, the number of shipments was increased to seven: a one-hour broadcast Casting and three other casting shows and three live shows of two hours each. The jury consisted of Dieter Bohlen this time, catwalk coach Bruce Darnell and presenter Sylvie van der Vaart. The presentation took Marco Schreyl and Daniel Hartwich.

The first program was broadcast on 18 October 2008. The two semi-final shows were broadcast live on 15 and 22 November 2008. On 29 November 2008, the final show was held with five more candidates elected from the two semi-final shows. The harmonica player Michael Hirte was elected with 72.62 percent of the audience votes for " Super Talent " and won 100,000 euros. After the finale was shown previously unsent casting scenes being broadcast in which also the final winner Michael Shepherd reported on the first day after his win. Its on 5 December 2008 released album The Man with the Harmonica reached on 19 December 2008 topped the German charts, a little later in Austria and Switzerland.

  • Further selected by viewers
  • Further selected by the jury
  • Eliminated

Third Season

The first episode of the third season aired on Friday, 16 October 2009. The other episodes were aired on Saturdays from 17 October 2009 to 19 December 2009. Because of high ratings for the second season of the television station RTL increased the number of casting sequences from four to seven and left instead of two now followed by three semi-final shows. The jury again consisted of Dieter Bohlen, Bruce Darnell and Sylvie van der Vaart. The season was hosted again by Marco Schreyl and Daniel Hartwich.

During the preliminary round, a Swiss girl named Julia Maria Sakar noticed. With a song by Leona Lewis inspired her audience and jury. It has already acted as the favorite, but she was not elected in the crucial mission of the jury and no longer mentioned. For many viewers this caused outrage. RTL defended himself on request as follows: " When children come into the semifinals, only German. " This declaration had questions unanswered because the jury chose two girls from Austria in the semi-final shows.

Of the 30 semi-finalists were ten in each of the three semi-final shows on. The television audience of three participants chose directly to the final. It was planned that the jury at the end of the third semi-final show selects the tenth finalist from the remaining 21 candidates. Since the jury, however, could not agree on a single candidate, chose each of the three jury members own favorites on, so there was a final with twelve participants.

Winner of the third season was Yvo Antoni, who presented a dog training with his dog Primadonna. The runner-up, singer Vanessa Calcagno, and the third-placed, Panflötistin Petruta Küpper, published after the final show music albums. From January 26 to February 7, 2010 were the twelve finalists up together in twelve German cities.

  • Further selected by viewers
  • Further selected by the jury
  • Further elected by Dieter Bohlen
  • Further elected by Sylvie Meis
  • Further elected by Bruce Darnell
  • Eliminated

Fourth Season

The auditions for the fourth season began in Frankfurt on 16 May 2010. Further stations were Wiesbaden, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Munich, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Berlin, Bochum and finally 20 June 2010 in Cologne. With 40,700 candidates a new candidate record was set.

The broadcast of the fourth season began on 24 September 2010. Neither the jury nor the Moderators duo were personnel changes over the previous year. The number of sequences has been increased to 15; instead of three, there were now four semi-finals as designated shows with ten candidates. The television audience chose in each of these four programs, two participants directly to the final. Remove one other finalists selected from the jury, so that as in the previous year was held a final with twelve participants.

Winner of the fourth season was with 22.84 percent of all votes of the viewers singer Freddy Sahin- Scholl.

  • Further selected by viewers
  • Further selected by the jury
  • Eliminated

Fifth Season

The auditions of the fifth season began in Hamburg on May 1, 2011. Further stations were Dresden, Essen, Mainz, Wiesbaden, Munich, Berlin, Erfurt, Karlsruhe, Vienna and Cologne. The jury consisted of Dieter Bohlen, Sylvie Meis and Motsi Mabuse sat. The presentation took over again Daniel Hartwich and Marco Schreyl. As in previous years showed a TV presenter Nina Moghaddam viewers of the show, what goes on behind the scenes of the show going on. The broadcast of the fifth season began on 16 September 2011. According RTL own set of regulations may not participate again in the mission of a former finalist. But RTL put this rule overridden by allowed the previous year's finalists Stevie Starr again as a participant.

The pan flute player Leo Rojas was winner of Super Talent 2011 and 100,000 euros.

  • Further selected by viewers
  • Further selected by the jury
  • Eliminated

After the show winner Leo Rojas was able to place in the German and Austrian charts with the final contribution Lonely Shepherd. A sampler of " The Super Talent - Allstars " with two contributions of seven music artists of the finale, entitled Magic Moments reached number 16 in the German album charts and was also successful in Austria and Switzerland.

Sixth Season

The sixth season began on September 15, 2012. Competed for this season, according to RTL over 44,000 candidates. The auditions were held in Berlin Tempodrom.

Among the jury there was next to Dieter Bohlen with Michelle Hunziker and Thomas Gottschalk two new members. Daniel Hartwich took over sole moderation.

On the last recording day, there was an accident when integrated in the last part of a presentation Michelle Hunziker has been dropped from the candidates hit the stage floor and a slight concussion and bruises suffered. She was taken for examination in a clinic, planks and Gottschalk served at the following performances as the sole judges. The jury voted for the fifth -place finish of the first semi-final of the fifth-placed of the audience vote.

The singer Jean -Michel Aweh was winner of Super Talent 2012 and 100,000 euros.

  • Further selected by viewers
  • Further selected by the jury
  • Eliminated

Seventh Season

The seventh season was aired from 28 September 2013 Daniel Hartwich as moderator. The jury consisted first of four persons. In addition to Dieter Bohlen Bruce Darnell was, who participated already in the second to fourth season, again part of the Lena Gercke and Guido Maria Kretschmer newly supplemented jury. The decision to move into the semi-finals between Christian year and Lilianne writer was not until the beginning of the semi-final show.

Luke Pratschker and his dog Falco were winners of the Super Talent 2013 and 100,000 euros.

  • Further selected by viewers
  • Further selected by the jury
  • Eliminated

Viewer ratings


It is criticized a "complete modesty " of the format which it shares the Superstar (DSDS ) with similar programs, such as Germany investigated. Furthermore, it is already negatively evaluated by the jury that partially young children to participate in the performances. In part, the diversity of the performances is perceived positively. Especially in the second season have been criticized, RTL promote the eventual winner shepherd, with the already recordings were completed. So Shepherd was allowed to play twice in a row as the last, which probably represents the most favorable position. Furthermore, apparently not only RTL, but also the Bild newspaper had in their reporting a stronger emphasis on the life history of the participants more than on talent in the real sense.

For Quotenmeter.de Christian Richter wrote: " [ ... ] The performances are artificially drawn in season 3 in the length [ ... ]. Every candidate now receives its own superfluous singleplayer and may underlaid it with dramatic piano music to tell his personal ( suffering ) history. In appearance after every little hesitation the jury with a brutal bang, seemingly endless silence and an artificial heartbeat is amplified. Cheaper and uninspired you can not produce tension and feelings. If a number is then sometime over, follow countless reps from all perspectives in crude black-and- white look. A tiny appearance can be extended to a quarter of an hour. Thus, in the two-hour editions shockingly little applicants have space. Completely unnecessary, almost 41,000 people have yet applied this year. Where are all just gone? What have personal misfortunes at all to do with the evaluation of a talent? Why must this be so publicly flogged? Without the loss of a loved human being [sic ] or an incurable disease, no candidate seems to be able to come to the show. This one is still in search of excellence and not at " Germany's most tragic stories ." "

It is also pointed out that it can lead to serious injury if performances like the swallowing of foreign bodies of onlooking children and adolescents be copied.

Several participants reported to have been specifically addressed in the fourth season to take part in the show and some will have it also get salaries.

On September 25, 2012 Moderator practiced Jürgen Domian in his telephone talk show Domian sharp criticism of the show, by describing them as "dirty program".

David Grzeschik of Quotenmeter.de praised the achievements of Host Daniel Hartwich during the first live show of the sixth season: "He [ Hartwich ] takes what RTL often dramatized to all measurements, not so serious, a time allows a small blow against Dieter Bohlen and his music very much criticized and loosens with casual sayings on the atmosphere. A Marco Schreyl he does not need the big stage is the new RTL - purpose weapon already grown. Ever makes the interaction between him and the jury fun. "


  • 2010: Golden Camera in the category "Best Entertainment "

See also

  • Got Talent