‘The duel around the world’: Joko and Klaas make Kevin Großkreutz a living target

As we know, Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas-Heufer-Umlauf are always good for a surprise. On Saturday night, in their “Duel Around the World” format, they first let Johannes Oerding climb shaky rope ladders into the unimaginable heights of Arizona alongside a hot air balloon, Kevin Großkreutz fired a apple from his head to Las Vegas from crossbow expert and Collien Ulmen-Fernandes to search for a plant in bat droppings in a Mexican cave, and then, after nearly four hours of adventure, into the grand finale set up a birthday party for children.


ProSieben is something nasty. On Saturday evening, the broadcaster not only left Joko Winterscheidt against Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, but also their format “The Duel around the world” against favorite enemy RTL, which compared its audience with the finale of “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” whose authenticity world champion Florian Silbereisen happy to compete.

Speaking of world champions: the reigning “duel around the world” – the world champion so far was Joko Winterscheidt, who therefore also showed up in a pompous uniform with many medals spread over it.

“That shit at the start is over now. We can start the show now, can’t we?” Heufer-Umlauf growled after his colleague’s opening. He himself was a little impassive because of his loss last time.

Asked about it by Jeannine Michaelsen, who once again had to moderate the farcical world championship, Heufer-Umlauf said succinctly: “You carry the greatest suffering within you.”

Johannes Oerding becomes “plaintive Johannes”

Also this time, Germany’s two most successful madmen sent celebrities halfway to hell in the points race, so that they could solve the most wonderful tasks there.

As always, games were played between Winterscheidt and Heufer-Umlauf between horror trips. But it was first the bard Johannes Oerding whom Winterscheidt authorized to make a trip to the United States.

For him, it was only conclusive, after all, it was every artist’s dream to take the leap across the pond, Winterscheidt said. The on-site task for Oerding, who stepped into the ring for Heufer-Umlauf: gaining a foothold in the audiobook industry and the audiobook character “Johannes Jammerlappen und das ugslichestimmlein”, who desperately searches for a good voice in the desert of Arizona, filled with life.

The singer is offended and has to climb

First things first: Oerding wasn’t exactly thrilled with the title of the audiobook. “I feel like the audiobook is unnecessarily insulting,” says the songwriter, who constantly had Winterscheidt’s radio in his ear via an old walkman and wandered around the Arizona desert and who , at first, just had to moan desperately. Sound stupid? Was stupid.

“Johannes was as ugly as he was desperate. He really wanted to be a famous singer. But his voice was shit,” the bard had to listen to through headphones. Then comes the real challenge of this “audio adventure story”: the musician is suspended from an old wing chair on a hot air balloon, which then rises to a dizzying height.

Oerding, who oscillated between fear and despair, checked the carabiner attachment beforehand. A good idea, because he then had to climb a flimsy rope ladder from the wing chair to the basket and from there another 60 meters on the ball just below the firmament – ​​of course still listening to the narrator Winterscheidt.

Annoyed Oerding: “Shut up, old man!”

“His simple mind knew no fear,” the climbing max heard the next insult, which he just filled with fear to the point of panicking, said, “Shut up, man!” commented. But Oerding broke free from the whiner and finally achieved his goal, where tears of joy flowed.

“As if by magic, her thin, ugly little voice turned into an elegant, graceful one,” the narrator scoffed at the end of the audiobook story, which eventually got Oerding to sing “Fly away” by Lenny Kravitz on the ball. to leave. With that, he got the first point of the evening. He went to his team leader Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.

Slaps for Joko and Klaas

Between illustrious journeys, of course, games were replayed, though this time it was mostly about making Joko and Klaas as stupid as possible.

In the game “Self-assessment”, for example, the two artists had to judge for themselves whether they could perform the following task better or worse than their opponent. One of them: slapping yourself harder than the other on your own cheek.

Using elaborate manual technology, Klaas Heufer-Umlauf managed to rub off at 99 decibels, which not only earned him a point, but maybe even something like recognition somewhere. The 38-year-old also won the 20-meter race, in which one was allowed to compete against the other on an exceptional basis.

Kevin Grosskreutz and the apple on the pear

Former kicker Kevin Großkreutz had little joy in his journey. He had to let Spanish crossbow shooter “Grandma Silvia Silvia” pop an apple out of her pear for Joko Winterscheidt in Las Vegas, which is actually more of a Swiss tradition.

“The tip is amazing,” Großkreutz said as he inspected the ball more closely. Winterscheidt took the same line: “It’s madness and irresponsibility that he’s doing it now,” he said.

“No, no, it’s an honor,” replied “Tour Guide” Heufer-Umlauf dryly. Grosskreutz, actually braver, actually seemed a little scared: “What if she shoots me in the head? It’s not a good feeling!”, Reflects the ex-kicker.

Of course, when a crossbow arrow enters your own brain, it’s probably not very pleasant. But Großkreutz had a very good strategy in hand: he simply asked Silvia’s look-alike not to shoot him in the head. Formidable!

Luckily for him, she succeeded, but only on the second attempt. The first, however, did not go below the apple in the Grosskreutz, but to the right of it in the wood. The country point in Winterscheidt.

On the way to the cave of stinky bats

Diva Ricardo Simonetti was also not amused when he found out he was in Greenland under the motto “Who freezes to death loses!” 40 seconds in the infernally cold sea on water skis. But he also mastered his craft, of which the animator Collien Ulmen-Fernandes was initially not really capable.

“All I wanted from Collien was to pick a flower for me in the cave,” Winterscheidt first revealed. The 43-year-old did not reveal to the presenter that a few million bats live in this underground cave deep in the Mexican jungle, through which she previously had to crawl for a few hours. The particularity: the plant needs bat droppings to survive.

“Bats eat the plant and take their seeds with it,” Winterscheidt was just beginning to explain. “It’s almost like that coffee running down a cat’s asshole,” Heufer-Umlauf interrupted her with a comparison that could still be improved in wording.

Ulmen-Fernandes, who already knew the countless bats, was combative: “Now we walk through the jungle all day to reach this shitty cave. And then give up in front of it? No, I’m going now. ” so the moderator.

Collien Ulmen-Fernandes’ Shitty Experiment

The “hollow” trip was not pleasant. The little fruit bats that kept scurrying right in front of Ulmen-Fernandes’ head not only stank very badly, but were anything but silent when they flew and stank.

Ulmen-Fernandes didn’t really like the “quiet” place at the bottom of the cave, which the little bloodsuckers mainly use to do their business there. But lo and behold: next to a larger puddle, she suddenly saw the little plant she was looking for.

“It’s the ugliest undergrowth I’ve ever seen,” said Heufer-Umlauf, who unlike Ulmen-Fernandes enjoyed the field point. “I’m so broken I can’t even be really happy,” the presenter said of her shitty experience.

Final: “Finally something to drink again”

The truly amazing thing Saturday night at “The Duel Around the World – Team Joko vs. Team Klaas”: You go full budget to let celebrities travel the world and do weird things in the farthest corners of the world. Absurdistan, for what it is, is not only labor intensive, but also enormously technological.

And then you close the four-hour format with a game that could also take place at any time during a child’s birthday in a bourgeois house: For Winterscheidt and Heufer-Umlauf it was the final game, with arms of ‘about three meters long that none of them looked particularly smart when it came to mixing a cocktail with a wide variety of ingredients.

Of course, you couldn’t rule out that one or the other spectator found it amusing because the arms are usually not that long. In any case, Heufer-Umlauf was allowed to start mixing 30 seconds early due to his points lead. Whoever finishes the cocktail first wins the evening.

Because of the long arms, there was concern that the two could empty the studio or decapitate Michaelsen between a glass of orange juice and setting up the cocktail umbrella.

However, nothing like that happened in that incredibly bad final match, which Joko Winterscheidt eventually won. By lighting his sparkler for the cocktail, he crowned himself the new world champion.

DSDS, final, RTL, superstar, winner, winner, Florian Silbereisen, Joachim Llambi

Excitement, vocal power – and what a show! The finale of “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (RTL) offers great singing art and finds a worthy winner in Harry Laffontien. The real sensation of the evening, however, is provided by former DSDS super juror Dieter Bohlen.

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