"DSDS": Winners of Deutschland sucht den SuperstarAll winners of the previous "DSDS" seasons at a glance. These artists were able to take off successfully after "Deutschland sucht den Superstar.
The most important facts in brief
– Luca Hanni from Switzerland won "DSDS" in 2012. – Beatrice Egli won in 2013. – The very first winner of "DSDS" was in 2003 Alexander Klaws. – The last winner was Jan-Marten with the song "Never Not Try".
2002 to 2003: Alexander Klaws
Alexander Klaws performed the song "Take Me Tonight. As a child he already sang in the "Big Band" in the Emmanuel Kant Stadium in Munster. At the age of ten he appeared for the first time in the "Mini Playback Show.
After Alex Klaws won "DSDS", his music was quite successful. His first album "Take a Chance" was released in 2003. Reached the top of the German album charts.
From 2005 to 2006 Klaws completed a musical education and appeared in several musicals. In 2020, he was even the host of the 17. Season of "DSDS. From 2008 to 2010 he was in "Anna. The love" in the role of Lars to see. In 2021, he thrilled his fans as Mulli Muller from "The Masked Singer" and won the fall season.
2003 to 2004: Elli Erl
Elli Erl thrilled the audience with the song "This Is My Life". The music Elli released after winning "DSDS" was only moderately successful. None of their albums or singles made it into the Top 40.
In the summer of 2019, she said yes to her girlfriend in an extremely romantic garden wedding in the wild herbs in Cologne. Today, Elli works full-time as a music and sports teacher.
2005 to 2006: Tobias Regner
Tobias Regner rocked the "DSDS" stage with the song "I Still Burn". After winning DSDS, this single reached number one in the German, Austrian and Swiss singles charts. His first album "Straight" reached number one in the German album charts.
Tobias reached the peak of his career in 2017. He received two Echo nominations in the categories "Best National Rock/Pop Artist" and "Best New Artist". In May 2021, speaking and the production of voice recordings became another great passion for him.
2007: Mark Medlock
Mark Medlock conquered the hearts of the spectators with the song "Now Or Never. At the age of six, he began to sing gospel. His idols were Barry White and James Brown. Mark's great career began with the finale of "DSDS.
His albums were a huge success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In total, his records have been sold more than three million times.
He won numerous music awards, including the "Echo" in the category "Rookie of the Year" in 2008. Most recently, he released the song "Long Time" in 2021. Since then it became quiet again around Mark.
2008: Thomas Godoj
Thomas Godoj hit the hearts of the audience like Cupid's arrow with the song "Love Is You". This single reached number one in the Austrian and German singles charts and achieved gold status in Germany. The album "Plan A" with the single "Love Is You" also topped the album charts.
In 2009, he won the "Echo Award" in the category "Best Rookie Country". He was also nominated in the "Artist Country Rock/Pop" category. In 2020, his album "Stoff" was released, but it did not break the German charts. After a pandemic break, he can currently be seen live on stage again.
2009: Daniel Schuhmacher
Daniel Schuhmacher conquered the music-loving audience with the song "Anything But Love". His other singles only reached the top 100 in Germany. All but the first of his albums were only moderately successful. Nevertheless, he undertook a few tours of Germany. Performed in ten German cities in 2009. In 2014, Daniel came out as gay and has since been involved with the LGBTQIA+ community.
Today he earns his money with self-written as well as self-produced electro and synthesizer tracks. Daniel's album, titled "You Want It," was released in November 2016. In 2021, he released his single "What U Want". After brief stops in Berlin. Cologne Daniel now lives again in his hometown Pfullendorf.
2010: Mehrzad Marashi
Mehrzad Marashi appeared with the song "Dont't Believe" on the "DSDS". Another of his singles, "Beautiful World", reached number 85 in the German singles charts.
Of his three albums, only the first, called "New Life", made it into the charts. Since April 2016, he runs a recording studio in Hamburg-Poppenbuttel under the name pobo44.
2011: Pietro Lombardi
Pietro Lombardi became famous with the song "Call My Name". After winning "DSDS", this single reached number one in the German, Austrian and Swiss singles charts. With Sarah Engels, Pietro released the albums "Dream Team" (2013) and "Part of me" (2016).