Die Deutschen Meister 2013
Top performances in extremely unusual disciplines: This was the show event "Die Deutschen Meister 2013 [Extraordinary Masters]" presented by Kai Pflaume on DasErste. In a total of four game rounds, the smartest, strongest and fastest competitors in the land had been competing against each other since October 19, 2013 for the coveted title and the prize money of 100,000 euros. Celebrity experts were also part of the games. Two-time Olympic champion and four-time world champion in figure skating Katarina Witt, actor and "Tatort" commissioner Axel Prahl, football commentator Marcel Reif, "Tatort" commissioner Sabine Postel, news presenter Judith Rakers and actor Ben Becker were among those who supported Kai Pflaume. Additionally, the current "Miss Germany" Caroline Noeding was at Kai Pflaume's side for the awards ceremony in all four episodes.
The battle for the official German championship in 17 disciplines began on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 8.15 p.m. The subsequent elimination competitions were broadcast on the two following Thursdays, October 24 and 31. Here, for example, the best minds in Germany put their unbelievable knowledge to the test, the fastest Germans held exciting duels in various disciplines and the strongest men in the land displayed extraordinary feats of strength.
With the three elimination competitions, the studio audience had the say at the end of each show: The three German champions which received the most votes in the elimination competitions moved into the final of "Extraordinary Masters". In the big live show on November 2, 2013, at 8.15 p.m. on DasErste, the nine finalists went up against European champions from Austria, Italy, Belarus and Great Britain, among other countries. The battles between the recently crowned German champions and Europe's best also couldn't be topped for excitement. In the end, the television audience decided who should get the 100,000-euro prize money.
In the live final, it was then all or nothing: Can the German champions also defy the European competition with their impressive performances? Alexander Padva (German champion in "recognizing music at the first note"), Sigrid Grün (German champion in "reciting poetry"), Jonas Baumann (German champion in "climbing horizontal bars"), Maximiliano Pugliese (German champion in "stacking dice on the flat hand"), Heinz Ollesch (German champion in "holding a sledge hammer on the head"), Klaus Otto Nagorsnik (German champion in "City - Country - River") as well as Anika Stuhr (German champion in "jumping rope with the bottom"), Simon Reinhard (German champion in "fast memorizing") and Amadei Weiland (German champion in "backwards high jump at the wall") battled to win in the disciplines and take home the prize money. In the end, David Fanelli from Italy was the delighted winner of the 100,000 euros. The 20 year old won an exciting duel in "backwards high jump at the wall" against Amadei Weiland and can now boast the title "European champion".
"Extraordinary Masters" was produced by Brainpool on behalf of the ARD. The editorial control was with NDR.
Nominations and Awards
Executive Producer: Andreas Viek
Host: Kai Pflaume
Air date: 19.10.2013
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