“Deutschland sucht den Superstar” is getting another season! Dieter Bohlen (69) announced this in the first live show of the format, which is being shown by RTL (and RTL) for the 20th time. Originally, “DSDS” was supposed to end with the anniversary season. “There is a 21st season! I’m happy!” Said the pop titan now. RTL has now confirmed the new season on the website and emphasized that this is not an April Fool’s joke.

The cult show is also about to change: in the future, talents from all age groups will be able to take part in the format. So far, only singers over the age of 16 have been able to come to the “DSDS” casting. “Apply now!” said the 69-year-old, opening the application phase for the surprise relay.

The new program director of RTL/RTL, Inga Leschek, is also happy. Together with her team, she wants to inspire viewers with the program. “This has already been very successful with the 20th season of ‘Deutschland sucht den Superstar’,” she said. The popularity of the fans was well above the previous year’s values. “This positive response has prompted us to continue with DSDS in 2024.”

For Bohlen, the “DSDS” end was not yet certain. “I think that ultimately the viewers will decide,” he said in an interview with “Stern” magazine. According to Bohlen, his “feeling” tells him “that it won’t be the last season”. Now it turns out that the juror was right.