MMC Studios at the "Germany Seeks the Superstar" Recall in Greece

The Art Department of MMC Studios is currently in Greece to work on behalf of UFA SHOW & FACTUAL the sets and decorations for the Recall shows from DSDS at different locations on the beautiful Cyclades island Mykonos build up.

Traditional for the filming of the DSDS-Recall always goes to a Long distance travel to exotic countries. That is this year due to the Pandemic not possible. Therefore, the recall is currently carried out in Greece turned.

Here, the infection figures are still at a comparatively low level, and there is no travel warning from the Foreign Office.

But: "We were sweating until the last second whether the Recall could take place here at all," says Roland Bott, Production Manager UFA Show & Factual.

Weekend was the time and the Jury, the 27 candidates and the 82 man crew flew to Mykonos.

The Cyclades island captivates with its white houses with blue doors and windows in picturesque alleys, beautiful beaches, crystal clear sea and windmills.

In this dreamlike environment the candidates will still Until the end of October before the jury of three from Dieter Bohlen, Maite Kelly and Mike Singer fight to advance.

Shooting is among other things in the fantastically beautiful Altstadt of Mykonos, the quarter Little Venice with a view of the windmills and the 180° Sunset Bar, which is located in an old castle ruin and offers a spectacular view over Mykonos. And of course there will be a Audition on the beach give

The DSDS Recall in Pandemic Times

In order to carry out the production safely, strictly adheres to the Hygiene concept. The entire team and candidates were tested for Covid 19 before departure, and candidates were also quarantined beforehand.

Also in Greece, daily tests of the judges, candidates, producers, vocal coaches, etc. are part of the daily routine, while the crew wears makeup throughout.

Dieter Bohlen: "I've been tested every day for weeks, I don't mind at all anymore. I hope that the pandemic will be over as soon as possible. You also have a lot of personal responsibility, you have to pay total attention and behave sensibly. I disinfect my hands 50 times a day, I only walk around with a mask and everyone should do that. Then I hope it gets better again soon."

RTL will broadcast the 18th season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" from the beginning of 2021.

Photo: From left: Mike Singer, Maite Kelly and Dieter Bohlen. © TVNOW / Stefan Gregorowius