Chosen: the most terrible German VIPs

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Today, the annual show Die 100 nervigsten Deutschen (The 100 most annoying Germans) was broadcast through Pro7. People were able to vote for the most terrible German VIPs via internet and the top 100 was presented during the show. As every year, many Eurovision Song Contest related stars reached the hitlist.

90th: Georg Uecker Georg Uecker is one of the most famous Eurovision Song Contest fans in Germany and has been a frequent guest in various national finals, pre- and after-shows. Actually he became famous as an actor in theweekly soap Lindenstraße.

85th: Thomas Hermanns The host of the 2006 national final is another huge fan of the contest. The comedian also announced the German votes in the 2005 and 2006 contest. In 2007, he will return to host the selection once again.

82nd: Hape Kerkeling After performing the interval act in the 1987 German final (a parody of the voting procedure), he would be the first comedian to host the show in 1989, 1990 and 1991. In the 2006 German final, he appeared as a special guest, performing his – very own – interpretation of Toto Cutugno's Insieme: 1992.

63rd: Thomas GottschalkHe co-hosted the German finals in1979 and 1980 and is best known as presenter of the most succesful German game show Wetten, dass… .In 2001, he was already announced to take part in the national final with What happened to rock 'n' roll but surprisingly withdrew shortly before the contest.

49th: Ralph Siegel Mr. Grand Prix – he keeps the record in having composed the most Eurovision Song Contest entries, exactly 17 (for Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland) and uncountable entries for national finals all over Europe. He achieved his only victory in 1982 with Ein bißchen Frieden. His last attempt was in Athens: If we all give a little finished 16th for Switzerland.

41th: Reinhold Beckmann The sports commentator presented the German national final in 2005 but got firstly nominated for his weekly talkshow.

29th: Stefan Raab Three German entries were composed by him: Guildo Horn sang Guildo hat Euch lieb in 1998, finishing 7th(Stefan Raab also appeared as conductor that year, although the orchestra was not even used), in 2000, Wadde hadde dudde da? was performed by himself, reaching 5th place. In 2004, he organised a special casting show to search for a wild card singer for the German final. Max Mutzke finished 8th in Istanbul with Can't wait until tonight. These songs were all big hits.

27th: Monrose The band has been just chosen through the show Popstars and they are already on the list. The first song Shame is currently on top of the single charts and the three girls are going to compete in the German national final 2007 on 8th March. Their dance coach Detlef D! Soost reached a 10th place in this hitlist.

21st: Michelle She represented Germany in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest with Wer Liebe lebt, reaching 8th position; in 1997 she had already came 3rd with Im Auge des Orkans in the natioanl final. The singer frequently appears in the yellow press, talking about her varied private live. This year, she also took part in the show Dancing on ice, finishing 6th out of eight contestants.

7th: Jeanette Biedermann Jeanette is one of the most succesful – and most criticized – German singers. Her career started in 1999 when she won a talent competition that gave her possibility to take part in the national final of that year. As one of the favourites, she finished 4th (or 3rd, since the winner was disqualified) with Das tut unheimlich weh. Furthermore, she appeared as an actress in a daily soap and in various movies. Earlier this year, she was voted 'worst dressed woman'.

4th: Dieter BohlenEx-member of Modern Talking, producer, composer, lyricist,talent-show judge: Dieter Bohlen is without any doubt one of the most succesful persons in the German showbusiness. Nevertheless, he is firstly known for appearing in the yellow press, talking profligately about his private life. He has composed some entries for various national finals and three of his songs managed to reach the Eurovision Song Contest: The German entry in 1989 (Flieger, 14th place) as well as the Austrian entries in 1989 (Nur ein Lied, 5th place) and in 1992 (Zusammen geh'n, 10th place). Zusammen geh'n was recorded as We have a dream by the finalists of the first edition of German Idol – the song would become the most sold single in 2002.

Among the guests in the show, commentating on the hitlist, were Lotto King Karl, who took part in the German final in 2000 with Fliegen and Mundstuhl, who took part in 2002 with Fleisch.

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