Brainpool’s Big Performance—wer ist der Star im Star? to Air on RTL


Big Performance—wer ist der Star im Star?, a new entertainment show from the Banijay company Brainpool, is set to launch on RTL this autumn.

The series will see pop icons like Jennifer Lopez, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Katy Perry, Adele and Prince come together on stage to sing their greatest hits—but each famous singer is actually a German celebrity in disguise. With the help of an elaborate special-effects mask and professional coaching to perfect facial expressions, gestures, singing voice and dance routines, the celebrities transform into their favorite music legends.

Hosted by Daniel Hartwich, the show will feature staged performances, a comedy panel and studio audience. Every performance starts with the stars lip-syncing before the performance changes to live vocals. Clips offer hints about the star’s true identity, and after each round, the panel and the studio audience select who best embodied their music idol and delivered the perfect illusion. A winner is chosen in the Big Performance—wer ist der Star im Star? finale.

The new series was developed in house, with Banijay holding all format rights for The Star in the Star. Four episodes will be produced in Cologne in August and broadcast on RTL this autumn.