It was a big bang when RTL itself Officially parted ways with Dieter Bohlen at the beginning of the year. Sure, for “Germany seeks the superstar” it was the most painful loss, consider that Bohlen accompanied the format for 19 years. But another show also lived from the charisma of the amiable loudmouth producer: “The Super talent.” The casting show is a colorful mix of all sorts of participants who want to demonstrate something that they believe is their talent: singers, athletes, animal trainers or jokers who actually can’t do anything. While the international formats are regularly responsible for viral hits when a five-year-old belts out operas or something similar, there are fewer surprises in Germany. Good, that Dieter Bohlen and later Bruce Darnell when jury members always knocked out their mouths to ensure a good mood and entertainment and thus gave the somewhat bland show a bit of chutzpah even after 14 seasons. But that’s over.
The odds with the new jury are underground
In the new season, both are no longer there and with the new ones Jury members dropped the quotas dramatically. While the target group used to have a market share of up to 30 percent, it was last Saturday (October 9th) only 9.7 percent and the start of the week before was a disaster in the odds. If the six casting sequences have already been recorded, at least it is a good idea in the semi-final shows still the chance to save the format. When it comes to celebrity factors, RTL and the production company UFA have made an effort and landed well-known judges such as Motsi Mabuse, the Ehrlich Brothers, Michael Michalsky and guest Andrea Kiewel, but something is missing. At the beginning, Lukas Podolski was announced as a member of the jury, but whether his entertainment skills are sufficient to replace Dieter Bohlen can also be doubted. RTL should go to the semifinals someone else get into the jury.
Hape Kerkeling can still save “Das Supertalent”
The man of the hour could Hape Kerkeling be. RTL announced with a big surcharge that the legendary entertainer who made television history with her Help would return to the TV screens. And then almost nothing came. A reading show and a travel show at the smaller one Transmitter VOX so far was everything that Kerkeling got or wanted to get. The legendary TV maker was recently awarded the German TV Prize for his life’s work.
“Das Supertalent” would be the perfect stage for Kerkeling to return. Not only is he incredibly well-known and popular, he also uses everything that Dieter Bohlen has made: one Mixture of honest admiration for great talent and honest rejection for nonsense. Lively sayings meet tears of emotion. With these talents, RTL can still save its “super talent”, otherwise it looks bleak.