He was the first winner of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar": Alexander Klaws. 12.8 million viewers saw his victory in the final in March 2003, where he prevailed against Juliette Schoppmann. Now, seventeen years later, the celebrated musical star returns to the DSDS stage and will host the four live shows that start on March 14th.
He succeeds Oliver Geissen, who has moderated "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" for five seasons since 2015.
Alexander Klaws (36): “I started an incredible career with DSDS. I am very proud and happy to be returning to this stage as a moderator. ”
Entertainment chief Kai Sturm: “We are very happy to have won the first DSDS winner Alexander Klaws as the new moderator for the live shows. Alexander is a prime example that DSDS can be the starting signal for a successful career.
Oliver Geissen is currently concentrating on the daytime show “Kitsch oder Checkout” that started on Monday, and RTL is also in talks with him for a new evening show. ”
Alexander Klaws (born September 3, 1983) suddenly became known in 2003 when he won the first season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar". His debut single "Take Me Tonight" sold over a million copies and Alexander also made it to number one on the German charts with "Free Like the Wind". A total of six albums followed and various gold and platinum awards for his musical work. After his first charter successes, he completed his singing and acting studies at the renowned "Joop van den Ende Academy" in Hamburg. In 2006 he was personally engaged by Roman Polanski for the musical "Dance of the Vampires" in Berlin, in which he played until spring 2008.
Then Alexander took on a role in the telenovela "Anna and love". This was followed by other leading roles such as "TARZAN", "Der Schuh des Manitu", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Ghost" and "Saturday Night Fever". In 2014 he won the RTL hit show "Let's Dance" together with his dance partner Isabel Edvardsson. This was followed by leading roles at the Karl May Festival in Bad Segeberg in 2017 as Old Surehand and in 2019 as Winnetou.