Let's Dance (German season 6)

The sixth season of Let's Dance began on 5 April 2013. Sylvie van der Vaart and Daniel Hartwich returned as hosts. Motsi Mabuse and Joachim Llambi returned as judges, while Jorge Gonzalez replaced Maite Kelly and Roman Frieling.

Let's Dance
Season 6
Celebrity winnerManuel Cortez
Professional winnerMelissa Ortiz-Gomez
Country of originGermany
No. of episodes9
Release
Original networkRTL Television
Original releaseApril 5 (2013-04-05) –
May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 5
Next →
Season 7

CouplesEdit

Celebrity Occupation Professional Partner Status
Gülcan Kamps Reality Television Star & Presenter Nikita Bazev Eliminated 1st
on April 6, 2013
Tetje Mierendorf Actor Isabel Edvardsson Eliminated 2nd
on April 13, 2013
Marijke Amado Former Game Show Host Stefano Terrazzino Eliminated 3rd
on April 20, 2013
Balian Buschbaum Former Pole Vaulter Sarah Latton Eliminated 4th
on April 27, 2013
Jürgen Milski Reality Television Personality Oana Nechiti Eliminated 5th
on May 4, 2013
Manuela Wisbeck Comedian Massimo Sinatò Eliminated 6th
on May 11, 2013
Simone Ballack Michael Ballack's Ex Wife Erich Klann Eliminated 7th
on May 18, 2013
Paul Janke Television Personality Ekaterina Leonova Third Place
on May 25, 2013
Sıla Şahin Actress Christian Polanc Runners-Up
on May 31, 2013
Manuel Cortez Actor & Designer Melissa Ortiz-Gomez Winners
on May 31, 2013

Judges scoresEdit

Couple Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Manuel & Melissa 1 11 13 17 21+6=27 17+18=35 21+24=45 27+29=56 21+28+26=75 25+28+29=82
Sıla & Christian 2 13 22 21 28+8=36 21+17=38 21+25=46 21+28=49 23+30+24=77 24+29+29=82
Paul & Ekaterina 3 13 19 18 11+4=15 21+17=38 13+21=34 10+16=26 12+18+15=45
Simone & Erich 4 15 8 9 12+2=14 14+17=31 10+11=21 14+13=27
Manuela & Massimo 5 13 13 12 16+3=19 10+18=28 17+16=33
Jürgen & Oana 6 6 12 13 17+10=27 8+18=26
Balian & Sarah 7 17 15 11 13+1=14
Marijke & Stefano 8 13 12 11
Tetje & Isabel 9 10 10
Gülcan & Nikita 10 10
Red numbers indicates the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicates the highest score for each week.
  indicates the couple eliminated that week.
  indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two/three.
  indicates the winning couple.
  indicates the runner-up couple.
  indicates the third-place couple.

AveragesEdit

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-points scale.

Rank by
Average
Place Couple Total Number of
Dances
Average
1 2 Sıla & Christian 384 16 23.5
2 1 Manuel & Melissa 361 22.2
3 3 Paul & Ekaterina 208 13 15.7
4 5 Manuela & Massimo 118 8 14.4
5 7 Balian & Sarah 57 5 14.0
6 6 Jürgen & Oana 84 6 12.3
4 Simone & Erich 125 10
8 8 Marijke & Stefano 36 3 12.0
9 9 Tetje & Isabel 20 2 10.0
10 Gülcan & Nikita 10 1

Highest and lowest scoring performancesEdit

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' marks are as follows:

Dance Best dancer(s) Best score Worst dancer(s) Worst score
Cha Cha Cha Sıla Şahin
Manuela Wisbeck
13 Jürgen Milski 6
Cha-cha-cha (Dance-Off) Manuel Cortez 26 Paul Janke 15
Jive Manuel Cortez 28 Simone Ballack 9
Foxtrot Paul Janke
Sıla Şahin
21 Simone Ballack 13
Paso Doble Sıla Şahin 30 Paul Janke 11
Waltz Manuel Cortez 28 Marijke Amado
Paul Janke
13
Quickstep Manuel Cortez 27 Marijke Amado
Jürgen Milski
12
Rumba Manuel Cortez 25 Simone Ballack 8
Tango Sıla Şahin 21 Marijke Amado 11
Samba Sıla Şahin 24 Jürgen Milski 8
Viennese Waltz Sıla Şahin 29 Simone Ballack 11
Freestyle Manuel Cortez
Sıla Şahin
29 Simone Ballack 13

Couples' Highest and lowest scoring performancesEdit

According to the traditional 30-point scale.

Couples Average Highest Scoring Dances Lowest Scoring Dances
Manuel & Melissa 22.2 Freestyle (29) Cha-Cha-Cha (11)
Sıla & Christian 23.5 Paso Doble (30) Cha-Cha-Cha (13)
Paul & Ekaterina 15.7 Foxtrot & Viennese Waltz (21) Cha-Cha-Cha (10)
Simone & Erich 12.3 Rumba/Jive (17) Group score
Waltz (15) Individual score
Rumba (8)
Manuela & Massimo 14.4 Rumba/Jive (18) Group score
Foxtrot (17) Individual score
Samba (10)
Jürgen & Oana 12.3 Rumba/Jive (18) Group score
Viennese Waltz (17) Individual score
Cha-Cha-Cha (6)
Balian & Sarah 14.0 Waltz (17) Jive (11)
Marijke & Stefano 12.0 Waltz (13) Tango (11)
Tetje & Isabel 10.0 Cha-Cha-Cha & Rumba (10) Cha-Cha-Cha & Rumba (10)
Gülcan & Nikita 10.0 Cha-Cha-Cha (10) Cha-Cha-Cha (10)

Weekly scores and songsEdit

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Jorge Gonzalez, Motsi Mabuse and Joachim Llambi.

Week 1Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Sıla & Christian 13 (6,4,3) Cha-Cha-Cha "Free" — Natalia Kills Safe
Jürgen & Oana 6 (3,2,1) Cha-Cha-Cha "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" — Modern Talking Bottom two
Balian & Sarah 17 (7,5,5) Waltz "If You Don't Know Me by Now" — Simply Red Safe
Marijke & Stefano 13 (6,4,3) Waltz "What The World Needs Now" — Jackie DeShannon Safe
Manuela & Massimo 13 (6,6,1) Cha-Cha-Cha "Think" — Aretha Franklin Safe
Manuel & Melissa 11 (5,4,2) Cha-Cha-Cha "Troublemaker" — Olly Murs Bottom three
Gülcan & Nikita 10 (4,4,2) Cha-Cha-Cha "Domino" — Jessie J Eliminated
Simone & Erich 15 (6,5,4) Waltz "Open Arms" — Mariah Carey Safe
Tetje & Isabel 10 (4,4,2) Cha-Cha-Cha "You Drive Me Crazy" — Shakin' Stevens Safe
Paul & Ekaterina 13 (5,5,3) Waltz "The Rose" — Bette Midler Safe

Week 2Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Marijke & Stefano 12 (6,4,2) Quickstep "Mini Playback Show" theme Safe
Simone & Erich 8 (4,3,1) Rumba "Listen To Your Heart" — Roxette Bottom two
Jürgen & Oana 12 (5,4,3) Quickstep "Danger Zone" — Kenny Loggins Bottom three
Tetje & Isabel 10 (4,4,2) Rumba "Always On My Mind" — Pet Shop Boys Eliminated
Sıla & Christian 22 (8,7,7) Rumba "Diamonds" — Rihanna Safe
Manuela & Massimo 13 (6,5,2) Quickstep "Time Warp" — from The Rocky Horror Picture Show Safe
Manuel & Melissa 13 (6,5,2) Rumba "I Follow Rivers" — Triggerfinger Safe
Paul & Ekaterina 19 (8,7,4) Quickstep "Drive By" — Train Safe
Balian & Sarah 15 (6,6,3) Rumba "Try" — Pink Safe

Week 3Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Balian & Sarah 11 (4,4,3) Jive "Locked Out of Heaven" — Bruno Mars Safe
Manuel & Melissa 17 (7,6,4) Tango "Libertango" — Ástor Piazzolla Safe
Simone & Erich 9 (4,4,1) Jive "When the Rain Begins to Fall" — Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora Bottom three
Marijke & Stefano 11 (6,3,2) Tango "Just a Gigolo" — Palast Orchester Eliminated
Jürgen & Oana 13 (5,5,3) Tango "I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight" — Cutting Crew Bottom two
Manuela & Massimo 12 (5,5,2) Tango "Move in the Right Direction" — Gossip Safe
Paul & Ekaterina 18 (7,6,5) Jive "Gamblin' Man" — The Overtones Safe
Sıla & Christian 21 (8,7,6) Tango "La Cumparsita" — Gerardo Matos Rodríguez Safe

Week 4Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Balian & Sarah 13 (5,5,3) Paso Doble "Burn It Down" — Linkin Park Eliminated
Manuel & Melissa 21 (8,8,5) Paso Doble "The Plaza of Execution" — from The Mask of Zorro Safe
Jürgen & Oana 17 (7,6,4) Viennese Waltz "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" — Seal & Michael Bolton Safe
Paul & Ekaterina 11 (5,5,1) Paso Doble "Seven Nation Army" — White Stripes Bottom three
Manuela & Massimo 16 (7,7,2) Viennese Waltz "Never Tear Us Apart" — Paloma Faith Safe
Sıla & Christian 28 (10,10,8) Viennese Waltz "Hallelujah" — Rufus Wainwright Safe
Simone & Erich 12 (5,5,2) Paso Doble "Free Your Mind" — En Vogue Bottom two
Balian & Sarah
Simone & Erich
Manuela & Massimo
Paul & Ekaterina
Manuel & Melissa
Sıla & Christian
Jürgen & Oana
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
Discofox-Marathon "Tacatà" — Tacabro
"Welcome To St. Tropez" — DJ Antoine
"Die Young" — Kesha
"Call Me Maybe" — Carly Rae Jepsen
"Schatzi schenk mir ein Foto" — Mickie Krause
"Gangnam Style" — Psy
"I Will Dance" — Lisa Aberer

Week 5Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Jürgen & Oana 8 (4,3,1) Samba "Kung Fu Fighting" — Carl Douglas Eliminated
Manuel & Melissa 17 (7,6,4) Foxtrot "Dream a Little Dream of Me" — Mama Cass Elliot Safe
Manuela & Massimo 10 (5,4,1) Samba "I Like to Move It" — Reel 2 Real Bottom two
Simone & Erich 14 (6,5,3) Foxtrot "Frauen regier'n die Welt" — Roger Cicero Safe
Sıla & Christian 21 (8,7,6) Samba "Kiss Kiss" — Tarkan Safe
Paul & Ekaterina 21 (8,8,5) Foxtrot "Wire To WireRazorlight Safe
Manuela & Massimo
Jürgen & Oana
Manuel& Melissa
18 (7,6,5) Rumba & Jive "Edge Of Glory" — Lady Gaga
Sıla & Christian
Paul & Ekaterina
Simone & Erich
17 (7,6,4) Rumba & Jive "It's My Life" — Bon Jovi

Week 6 "Movie Night"Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Movie Result
Sıla & Christian 21 (8,7,6) Jive "Maniac" — Michael Sembello Flashdance Safe
25 (9,9,7) Waltz "My Love" — Sia Twilight
Paul & Ekaterina 13 (5,5,3) Rumba "Skyfall" — Adele Skyfall Bottom two
21 (8,8,5) Viennese Waltz "Kiss From A Rose" — Seal Batman Forever
Manuel & Melissa 21 (8,8,5) Viennese Waltz "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?" — Bryan Adams Don Juan DeMarco Safe
24 (9,8,7) Jive "You Never Can Tell" — Chuck Berry Pulp Fiction
Simone & Erich 10 (4,4,2) Cha-Cha-Cha "Oh, Pretty Woman" — Roy Orbison Pretty Woman Safe
11 (5,4,2) Viennese Waltz "You Don't Own Me" — Lesley Gore The First Wives Club
Manuela & Massimo 17 (7,6,4) Foxtrot "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" — Monty Python Monty Python's Life of Brian Eliminated
16 (6,7,3) Paso Doble "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" — Ennio Morricone The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Week 7 "Magic Moments"Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Simone & Erich 14 (6,5,3) Quickstep "Walkin' Back to Happiness" — Helen Shapiro Eliminated
13 (5,5,3) Freestyle "Smooth Operator" — Sade
Paul & Ekaterina 10 (4,4,2) Cha-Cha-Cha "Candy" — Robbie Williams Bottom two
16 (7,5,4) Freestyle "The Power of Love" — Jennifer Rush
Sıla & Christian 21 (8,7,6) Foxtrot "Big Spender" — Shirley Bassey Safe
28 (10,9,9) Freestyle "Run" — Leona Lewis
Manuel & Melissa 27 (10,9,8) Quickstep "Shooting Stars & Fairy Tales" — Mrs. Greenbird Safe
29 (10,10,9) Freestyle "Smooth Criminal" — Michael Jackson

Week 8Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Sıla & Christian 23 (9,8,6) Quickstep "Little Talks" - Of Monsters And Man Safe
30 (10,10,10) Paso Doble "Cancion Del Mariachi" - Los Lobos feat. Antonio Banderas
Paul & Ekaterina 12 (5,4,3) Samba "Love Is in the Air" - John Paul Young Eliminated
18 (7,7,4) Tango "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - Nancy Sinatra
Manuel & Melissa 21 (8,7,6) Samba "Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate Bottom two
28 (10,9,9) Waltz "Moon River" - Johnny Mercer
Sıla & Christian
Paul & Ekaterina
Manuel& Melissa
24 (9,8,7)
15 (6,5,4)
26 (9,9,8)
Cha-Cha-Cha (Dance-Off) "Pata Pata" — Miriam Makeba
Motsi Mabuse & Evgenij Voznyuk N/A Rumba, Samba & Paso Doble N/A

Week 9Edit

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Sıla & Christian 24 (9,8,7) Samba "La Isla Bonita" — Madonna Runner-up
29 (10,10,9) Viennese Waltz "Hallelujah" — Leonard Cohen
29 (10,10,9) Freestyle Titanic-Medley
Manuel & Melissa 25 (9,9,7) Rumba "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" — Michael Jackson Winner
28 (10,9,9) Jive "You Never Can Tell" — Chuck Berry
29 (10,10,9) Freestyle Cabaret-Medley
Gülcan & Nikita
Tetje & Isabel
Marijke & Stefano
Balian & Sarah
Jürgen & Oana
Manuela & Massimo
Simone & Erich
Paul & Ekaterina
N/A Cha-Cha-Cha
Cha-Cha-Cha
Tango
Rumba
Viennese Waltz
Paso Doble
Foxtrot
Foxtrot
"Domino" — Jessie J
"You Drive Me Crazy" - Shakin' Stevens
"Just a Gigolo" — Palast Orchester
"Try" — Pink
"It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" — Seal & Michael Bolton
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" — Ennio Morricone
"Frauen regier'n die Welt" — Roger Cicero
"Wire To WireRazorlight
  • Viewers' votes: 50.06% for Manuel & Melissa, 49.94% for Sıla & Christian

Dance ChartEdit

  • Week 1: Cha-Cha-Cha or Waltz
  • Week 2: Rumba or Quickstep
  • Week 3: Jive or Tango
  • Week 4: Paso Doble or Viennese Waltz and Discofox Marathon
  • Week 5: Samba or Foxtrot and Team Rumba/Jive Dance
  • Week 6: Two unlearned dances
  • Week 7: One unlearned dance and freestyle
  • Week 8: Two unlearned dances and Cha-cha-cha dance-off
  • Week 9: Judges' redemption dance, Couples' favorite dance and Freestyle
Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Manuel & Melissa Cha-Cha-Cha Rumba Tango Paso Doble Discofox Foxtrot Jive & Rumba Viennese Waltz Jive Quickstep Freestyle Samba Waltz Cha-Cha-Cha Rumba Jive Freestyle
Sıla & Christian Cha-Cha-Cha Rumba Tango Viennese Waltz Discofox Samba Jive & Rumba Jive Waltz Foxtrot Freestyle Quickstep Paso Doble Cha-Cha-Cha Samba Viennese Waltz Freestyle
Paul & Ekaterina Waltz Quickstep Jive Paso Doble Discofox Foxtrot Jive & Rumba Rumba Viennese Waltz Cha-Cha-Cha Freestyle Samba Tango Cha-Cha-Cha Foxtrot
Simone & Erich Waltz Rumba Jive Paso Doble Discofox Foxtrot Jive & Rumba Cha-Cha-Cha Viennese Waltz Quickstep Freestyle Foxtrot
Manuela & Massimo Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Viennese Waltz Discofox Samba Jive & Rumba Foxtrot Paso Doble Paso Doble
Jürgen & Oana Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Viennese Waltz Discofox Samba Jive & Rumba Viennese Waltz
Balian & Sarah Waltz Rumba Jive Paso Doble Discofox Rumba
Marijke & Stefano Waltz Quickstep Tango Tango
Tetje & Isabel Cha-Cha-Cha Rumba Cha-cha-cha
Gülcan & Nikita Cha-Cha-Cha Cha-cha-cha
  Highest scoring dance
  Lowest scoring dance
  Danced, but not scored

Call-out orderEdit

The table below lists the order in which the contestants' fates were revealed. The order of the safe couples doesn't reflect the viewer voting results.

Order 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Balian & Sarah Sıla & Christian Sıla & Christian Manuela & Massimo Paul & Ekaterina Simone & Erich Manuel & Melissa Sıla & Christian Manuel & Melissa
2 Sıla & Christian Paul & Ekaterina Manuela & Massimo Sıla & Christian Sıla & Christian Manuel & Melissa Sıla & Christian Manuel & Melissa Sıla & Christian
3 Manuela & Massimo Balian & Sarah Paul & Ekaterina Jürgen & Oana Manuel & Melissa Sıla & Christian Paul & Ekaterina Paul & Ekaterina
4 Marijke & Stefano Manuela & Massimo Balian & Sarah Manuel & Melissa Simone & Erich Paul & Ekaterina Simone & Erich
5 Simone & Erich Marijke & Stefano Manuel & Melissa Paul & Ekaterina Manuela & Massimo Manuela & Massimo
6 Paul & Ekaterina Manuel & Melissa Simone & Erich Simone & Erich Jürgen & Oana
7 Tetje & Isabel Jürgen & Oana Jürgen & Oana Balian & Sarah
8 Manuel & Melissa Simone & Erich Marijke & Stefano
9 Jürgen & Oana Tetje & Isabel
10 Gülcan & Nikita
  This couple came in first place with the judges.
  This couple came in last place with the judges.
  This couple was eliminated.
  This couple came in last place with the judges and was eliminated.
  This couple won the competition.
  This couple came in second in the competition.
  This couple came in third in the competition.