Sunday, May 18, 2008


Here is our podcast about the finals of DSDS (Deutschland sucht den Superstar - English: Germany seeks its Superstar) the German version of American Idol. We've enjoyed watching the show together every Saturday night over the last several weeks and talked about some of the differences between the U.S. and German versions the show in our podcast.

One note from the podcast: Gardner was wrong. As Tamara clearly stated, in the U.S. it is free to vote for American Idol contestants. In Germany, the phone call costs 50 cents per phone call.

Each contestant will be assigned his or her own toll-free number and text message short code number during the performance show.

Thomas Gudoj was the winner and his signature song during the competition was Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. A video should be available at, which is the channel that carries DSDS here in Germany.

Deutschland sucht den Superstar


Coleen said...

I love that song far too much. Do they end up doing American songs often?

Theriault Family said...

So Tamara you were right. It is free to vote in the US. DO you get any american tv in germany. The American Idol finale is this weekend and there's a lds kid in the finals.

G in Berlin said...

I've never seen American Idol, but I really liked this video, that's one of my favorite songs (since I saw it on Grey's Anatomy). maybe I will check it out this week...

Lisa said...

Ack about having to pay to vote! That's just not right and I probably wouldn't vote.

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