Instead, she released three singles of which two entered the top ten and a solo album, Unique, which eventually debuted in 2004.Due to moderate sales BMG dropped her shortly after its release.Winner Alexander Klaws signed a recording contract with BMG, the label in partnership with DSDS.Immediately post-finale, Klaws released three singles, most notably the coronation song "Take Me Tonight" which was written by Bohlen and debuted on top of the German Singles Chart, eventually becoming the second biggest-selling single of 2003 – only losing to "We Have a Dream," the pre-released recording of all ten finalists.They were replaced with Marco Schreyl and Dutch co-host Tooske Ragas.The jury cast also went through radical changes; Dieter Bohlen remained the only original member, and was eventually joined by music producer Sylvia Kollek and former manager Heinz Henn.The program aims to discover the best singer in the country through a series of nationwide auditions in which viewer voting determines the winner.Voting is done through telephone and SMS text voting.
The last substantial change concerns only one semi-final shows ("Top 15 shows") with the name Jetzt oder nie (Now or Never): So far the 10 best candidates had been determined by telephone and SMS voting.
Part of the Idol franchise, it was created by English media mogul Simon Fuller as a spin-off from the British show Pop Idol, of which two series were broadcast between the years of 20.
Debuting to mediocre ratings in October 2002 on the RTL network, the show has since become one of the most successful shows on German television.
Lorenzo Woodard participated in several prominent reality shows such as Die Alm and Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!
and has since enjoyed media attention under his transsexual identity "Lorielle London".After an absence of one year (2004–2005), the third season 2005–2006 introduced several new elements.