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Thursday 09 July 2015

“POPSTARS “ – from August 17th on RTL II

On August 17th the mother of all casting shows "POPSTARS" is returning to RTL II. Soul-pop singer Stefanie Heinzmann, urban music star Miss Platnum and choreographer/dancer Bella Garcia will be seeking new POPSTARS as the show's new judges. From their arrival at the POPSTARS academy and several weeks of intensive training to the big finale, the candidates will be giving their all to achieve their dream. Top-notch guest stars including Sarah Connor, Carly Rae Jepsen and Glasperlenspiel will also be providing the young talent their support alongside the judges. In addition to this, the YouTube celebrities Bibi (BibisBeautyPalace) and Maren Merkel (alias Mary M.) will be reporting on what's going on in the academy throughout the season in exclusive clips on all digital POPSTARS channels.

In this new version of the classic casting show, Stefanie Heinzmann, Miss Platnum and Bella Garcia will be seeking truly extraordinary talent. Following an intensive selection procedure, 27 young ladies will be competing for the limited number of places in the POPSTARS academy. There, the candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their skills. They will live together in a band house during this time and the audience will therefore see how the talents get along personally.

From vocal coaching as well as dance and performance training to independent trial sessions in different band combinations, the candidates will have a full schedule and benefit from the experience of the judges and professional coaches during this hard training period.

The judges will then assess the development of the talents in weekly decision shows. Who can stay? Who has to leave the academy? In the grand finale, the judges will finally decide on the final members of the POPSTARS band. The new formation will receive a recording contract with Universal Music and then go on tour.

Stories from the POPSTARS academy, which can not be viewed on television, will be presented by YouTube celebrities Bibi (BibisBeautyPalace) and Maren Merkel (alias Mary M.) throughout the season on the following sites:, on Facebook (, Twitter (, #Popstars2015), Instagram (, #Popstars2015) and YouTube (

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