Despite Bohlen’s return: RTL puts an end to “Deutschland sucht den Superstar”!

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Despite Bohlen’s return: RTL puts an end to “Deutschland sucht den Superstar”!

Nicole Reich

Cologne – Loyal fans “Germany is looking for a superstar“Now you have to be very strong! The news that a titan of pop and head judge Dieter Bohlen (68) goes back to the headlines. It is now clear that his return will be bittersweet.

Dieter Bohlen (68) returns to the jury of the last season of “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” in spring 2023. © RTL / Stefan Gregorowius

Because Bohlen will only sit on the jury for one season.

RTL announced a real bang on Wednesday morning: “Next year, the most successful talent program in Europe ‘Deutschland sucht den Superstar’ will be 20 years old and the anniversary season will also be its last.”

For the grand finale, they once again want to “celebrate Germany’s greatest talent and music with all their fans in exciting programs for the whole family.” After DSDS was over, the show was stopped!

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The end of the previous quota guarantor has recently become apparent. The format, which was broadcast for the first time in November 2002, has recently attracted fewer and fewer viewers.

Now Bohlen should gild the grand finale with his back. RTL wants to unveil the 20th and final DSDS season in spring 2023. His harsh sayings are guaranteed.

RTL announces Dieter Bohlen’s return to Instagram

Florian Silbereisen leaves the DSDS jury

Last year, Dieter Bohlen was still connected live, for the jubilee season he will again evaluate vocal talents in the studio.

Last year, Dieter Bohlen was still connected live, for the jubilee season he will again evaluate vocal talents in the studio. © RTL / Stefan Gregorowius

RTL entertainment chief Markus Küttner has stated that Dieter Bohlen, who is still considered the face of the show, should not be missing in the final.

The return of the titan of pop has recently been interpreted by industry pundits as a 180-degree turn by a station that has been looking to become more family-friendly for a while. Fewer riots, but more class was the motto that Bohlen, with his succinct statements, did not correspond to in the broadcaster’s opinion.

But now Küttner stressed: “At RTL we have changed a lot, we focus on positive entertainment and we stick to it. Now we will prove it together with Dieter Bohlen in “Deutschland sucht den Superstar”.

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Bohlen’s return also spells another major shock for the DSDS jury. This year’s jurors – Florian Silbereisen (40), Ilse deLange (45) and Toby Gad (54) – will not continue their work, as confirmed by RTL.

In principle, however, we want to continue cooperation with Silbereisen and develop new, independent program formats together with it.

Dieter Bohlen confirms his return in an Instagram video

Dieter Bohlen again in DSDS: “He will put on a show of the hammer”

For the first time, Bohlen spoke on his behalf. Any bad blood rumored to have gotten into DSDS’s retirement after his departure after 16 years seems to be a thing of the past.

“I always said: I had a great time at the station, it felt like home, so I’m very happy to be back at DSDS.” The producer of the hit promised: “We’ll do a show of hammers, and I hope we’ll be on everyone’s lips again.”

Following the Instagram video where Bohlen announces that the TV sensation is beaming with joy, fans cheer: “No Dieter, No Party.” Applications for the last season are currently open.

Cover photo: RTL / Stefan Gregorowius

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