On Saturday evening, a “strike countdown” took place in the first. With the show, Florian Silbereisen wanted to get the audience excited again. But this backfired. Many viewers were disappointed, and sometimes even angry.
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With the countdown hitting Saturday night, Florian Silberisen wanted to show fans what would soon be possible again: successful legends emerging in front of thousands of spectators. Stars such as Andreas Gaballier, Andrea Berg, Roland Kaiser, and many more have previously been announced.
Where is Helen Fisher?
Helen Fisher has also been mentioned. So, of course, some viewers were also hoping for the appearance of the Queen of Pop. But in the first minutes of the show, the audience realized: this appearance will not happen at all.
Because instead of artists like Andrea Berg or Howard Karpendale appearing in Kitzbühel at ARD, the station showed old snippets from other shows – when it was still open to the public. Only famous people like Ramon Roselli, Nick B. Or Christophe de Paul were there and commented on their colleagues’ past performances.
“Who needs this?”
Viewers on Twitter were disappointed. One user on the net asked, for example, “I just ran because I thought Helen Fisher would be there live, but these are all repetitions. Who needs that?” Another user said, “I was so happy Helen is singing live (again) today. Only canned food at ‘Schlagercountdown’.”
“Is Helen coming or is there just an old show of Helen? Just so I know what to do…,” another viewer wanted to know. Another fan found the slot particularly inappropriate: “The old beauty from ‘Schlagercountdown’ is a long night of hits, but not Saturday night.”
After nearly three and a half hours, it turns out that Helen Fisher will not come anymore. The advertisement for ARD was only related to the old appearances and not to the appearance in Kitzbühel. Some viewers may have misunderstood this.
In turn, the audience was able to watch the new music video No Angels, where Ramon Roselly performed a song from his new album and Andreas Gabalier learned to dance to his new song. But this may not have been what the audience had hoped for.