It was a Nico Santos concert at Timmendorfer Strand

Timmendorfer band. The weather gods seem to have good intentions at outdoor events this summer. Because although the prospects for Saturday are as unstable as for Friday, this evening will remain dry, and with mild temperatures, even late summer is beautiful. The 4,300 guests of the second “Stars on the Beach” concert can look forward to a concert with vocalist Nico Santos twice as often.

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Nico Santos made a guest appearance on Friday

On Friday, musician Alvaro Soler started a three-day open-air show in the Baltic Sea with a great concert. And an unexpected guest: Nico Santos, who came to Timmendorf the day before, suddenly jumped on stage to sing the song “Candela” with his buddy, which they just released.

Pia Hegemann (22) from Kiel was already with Alvaro Soler on Friday.

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So now it’s the turn of Santos with his own concert – and the 29-year-old from Bremen, whose real name is Nico Wellenbrink, is in no way inferior to Soler.

Son of “Melitta’s Man”

Nico Santos he is the son of actor Egon Wellenbrink, known as “Melitta’s man” from coffee commercials in the 90’s. Soon after his birth, the family moved to Majorca, where Santos attended school and spoke Spanish and Catalan in addition to German. Majorca is his home – so the nickname he later adopted is closer than the German Wellenbrink.

At the age of five, Nico Santos – together with his younger sister Clarissa – recorded verses to children’s radio plays in his father’s studio. At the age of six, he took piano lessons and learned to sing and dance. From an early age, he appeared at festivals in Spain and played songs that he and his father produced. In addition to his music career, he worked as an animator in a club hotel in Mallorca.

After Santos had previously been involved in various television and music projects as an actor, musician and songwriter, and collaborated with artists such as Lena Meyer-Landrut and Mark Forster, in 2017 he celebrated his international breakthrough as a singer with the hit “Rooftop”.

Santos sat twice as juror on the television casting program “The Voice of Germany”, and in the summer he also married his wife Aileen in Mallorca. The 29-year-old wants to release his third album at the end of the year.

How did it start?

Just like on Friday evening, viewers come to the hall early to get a good seat for the concert. Some have set up beach shells in front of the arena and want to hear a concert.

Ten-year-old Emilie Schreiner came from Hamburg with her father Paul.  He thinks Nico's music is

Ten-year-old Emilie Schreiner came from Hamburg with her father Paul. He thinks Nico’s music is “really great”.

How was the warm-up?

Here is handcrafted pop from the region that will put you in the mood: the evening opens with the band “Noa Lone” from Bad Oldesloe. Singer Hanna Dreu and four bandmates Max (drums), Tristan (keyboards), Maxi (guitar) and Philipp (bass) recently released their new song “Issues” – and are excited to be the accompaniment of this evening in front of thousands of viewers at Nico Santos enters the scene. Now they are in the mood for a concert with good English-language pop – the guests cheering.

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The supporting band Noa Lone with singer Hanna Dreu comes from Bad Oldesloe.

The supporting band Noa Lone with singer Hanna Dreu comes from Bad Oldesloe.

What are the fans saying?

Young and old enter the arena, children with light bands come with their parents, and seniors in masks sit in rows. Vianne Tobl (20) came from Lübeck with her grandmother Helene – Vianne is a huge fan of Nico Santos, both are looking forward to a great evening.

Vianne Tobl (20) and grandmother Helene from Lübeck are looking forward to a great evening.

Vianne Tobl (20) and grandmother Helene from Lübeck are looking forward to a great evening.

Pia Hegemann (22) from Kiel was already at Alvaro Soler on Friday and wants to “just be surprised how Nico Santos is live”. Ten-year-old Emilie Schreiner came from Hamburg with her father Paul. She is a die-hard fan of Santos. “I think his music is really great.”

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As on Friday, the tourism director Joachim Nitz welcomes the visitors and encourages them to continue supporting the culture. In a little poll on who was with Alvaro Soler on Friday, a lot of hands go up.

“Play with Fire”: the program started fiery at 8:00 PM.

How did the show start?

Punctually at 8:00 p.m., flames shoot up on the stage, there is a fog around – and Nico Santos begins his performance with the song “Play with Fire”. “Fire” resounds from the stands a thousand times. This is the last concert on his tour, 45 shows in three months. “I couldn’t be happier to have my diploma in Timmendorf. Let’s celebrate and make the evening unforgettable. ” Nobody is sitting on the second song “Like I love you”.

Full of energy: Nico Santos invites everyone to sing and dance together.

Full of energy: Nico Santos invites everyone to sing and dance together.

What was the mood?

Nico Santos is a stage professional who communicates his love of acting to the public. At his command, the guests sit down and jump up and down. A sea of ​​cell phone lights flashing to “Hold Someone.” Later, he conducts the La Ola waves with cellphone lamps. The next hits include “Home” and “Would I lie to you” – with fans singing along with the lyrics. There is dancing and fun, several generations together. What a picture! Santos appears to be personable and approachable.

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What songs were sung?

It is a mixture of his famous hits, incl. “Take me in your arms”, “Unforgetable”, “Rooftop”. He puts on the drums in “Seven Days” with Latin vibes and suddenly the band seems to be playing in the streets of Mallorca. Drum applause. The song “Walk in your shoes”, which Santos wrote for his deceased best friend in Majorca, becomes devout. He sings the ballad “After Party” sitting on the stage and colorful XXL balloons are floating in the air for “Weekend Lover”. And the singer’s hearts fly.

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In “Weekend Lover” XXL balloons are floating above the viewers.

The surprise of the evening

There is a very special fan in the audience who Nico Santos then brings to the stage. And this is: Alvaro Soler! The pop star repays Nico’s visit to his concert the night before, singing “Candela” acoustically together. Alarm cry from young female fans. “What a show, people,” cheers Soler. He took extra time before tomorrow’s Europe tour.

Were there encores?

After an hour and a half, Nico Santos announces the end of the show – the fans loudly protest. Thanks to everyone for the “great end of the tour” and welcomes his Majorca family who are in the audience. Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” is the first encore of a song he performed on “The Voice of Germany”. The fans sing and don’t want Santos off the stage. And they still hear “Safe” and “Better” – before the quick and emotional show finally comes to an end with a group photo of the band and a shower of confetti.

A furious finale in Timmendorf.

A furious finale in Timmendorf.

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Conclusion

At the end of a great summer outdoors, the ‘beach stars’ of the region are indispensable. The concept is consistent, the atmosphere at Timmendorfer Strand with the arena right by the sea is unique.

One more thing: Schlager-Schnuckel Ben Zucker wants to rock the Baltic Sea at Timmendorfer Strand on Sunday – and he is very happy, as he previously revealed in an interview with LN.

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