She showed up, sang, and immediately won over the judges. It’s not a given that Alicia-Awa will take part in “Deutschland sucht den Superstar.” Her mother told her she had to show what she could do or else.

“This beautiful woman is the reason I’m here today. We made a deal,” Alicia-Awa says to her mother as she looks at her. The 21-year-old has been a singer for a long time and loves it. But she hasn’t been to a DSDS casting yet. Her mom knows why: “She’s just lazy.” She signed up her daughter for the 16th season of the RTL show because of this. So that Alicia-Awa would really go to court, she thought of something and told her, “If you don’t go, you’ll have to figure out how to get by on your own.”

Alicia-Awa knew right away what she had to do: she had to go to the audition and finally face the DSDS jury. Dieter Bohlen and the others can’t believe it when they hear about the blackmail and want to meet Alicia-mother. Awa’s “Would you have really thrown her out?” Asks chief juror Bohlen. “Yes, I would have,” the West African said.

When the Bochum woman sings “Stay” by Rihanna, the jury was immediately taken care of. Xavier Naidoo can’t stop crying. “I’m glad I’m wearing my glasses. “I still feel a bit attacked,” he says. And Dieter Bohlen goes crazy after Alicia-performance, Awa’s saying, “It’s all the best! Everything is fine when you’re around. The only thing that stands in your way is perhaps the envy of other people. You really are the bomb.”

Oana Nechiti, on the other hand, doesn’t say a lot. She bravely reaches under the jury’s desk and pulls out the “Golden CD,” which gives the singer a direct spot in the international recall in Thailand. “For me she is the perfect DSDS candidate,” said the professional dancer.