Five finalists fight for the title “Germany’s next top model” on Thursday evening. The 17th season of Heidi Klum’s model show is all about the motto “Diversity”. And so, for the first time, a mother and her daughter are in the final of the live show in Cologne. The spectacle in minutes.

10:25 p.m.: Mother Martina has to go. Now let’s get into advertising.

10:23 p.m .: Luca is one lap further. Now the decision is made between the mother-daughter duo Martina and Lou-Anne. “It had to come at some point…” says Heidi.

10:22 p.m .: After the shoot, the decision is made …

10:15 p.m .: “It’s not a bed at all, it’s a trampoline,” reveals juror Heidi. Star photographer Ellen von Unwerth is also hiding in the bed, which is actually a trampoline. And she is now taking photos of the finalists.

10:13 p.m .: Also memorable: Heidi is back on stage with the three finalists in a pink plush bed.

10:10 p.m .: A compilation of the “best moments of the season” follows. This one was at least one of the most memorable: Contestant Lieselotte praises Heidi’s great taste in men while sitting on the makeover. Oh well.

10:06 p.m .: “Okay, I really have to chill”, ex-candidate Sophie is now trying to calm herself down because she just found out that she had won the “Personality Award”.

10:02 p.m .: Back from the break! Oh yes: Heidi has a new outfit again. This time it’s a white glittering, long and slightly transparent dress. So glitter endures. Can the same be said of today’s winner?

9:49 p.m .: The commercials that are now to follow should not be particularly diverse, but above all numerous. So see you soon when the “Personality Award” is presented.

9:47 p.m .: Of course, special attention is paid to the three remaining candidates. Designer Julien praises their diversity: “You represent all women.”

9:40 p.m.: The number of finalists and designers is now equal: fashion designer Julien MacDonald joins Marina and Jeremy on the couch. Together with Heidi, they can now watch the top 20 catwalk.

9:32 p.m .: The participants who have already been eliminated in the previous episodes are waiting behind the scenes of the show. What’s the mood like backstage? “Very chilled,” reveals the moderator Heidi when asked.

9:31 p.m .: With “I love you” Noëlla is kissed by Heidi. So she’s the one who has to leave the show in fourth place.

9:29 p.m .: Luca and Lou-Anne are already further. Does Martina or Noëlla have to go?

9:28 p.m .: It goes on – but not for everyone. Because now the second decision of the evening is pending.

9:20 p.m .: Advertisement!

9:10 p.m .: A candidate leaves, but a designer comes. Namely Austrian Marina Hoermanseder. The four remaining women now walk the catwalk in their creations. Meanwhile, she sits on the couch next to Heidi and Jeremy and watches the finalists’ catwalk.

9:01 p.m .: Noëlla is allowed to stay for now. Luca too. Lou Anne too. Martina is also further. That means: Anita has to go!

8:56 p.m .: After a performance by last year’s ESC winners (the Italian band “Måneskin” with the song “Supermodel”), the finalists pose in front of the couch on which Heidi and designer Jeremy (who created the five women’s extraordinary outfits) sit . Ooh, it smells like sacking!

8:52 p.m .: The move was worth it! Especially for candidate Martina. She now wears a lampshade over her head.

8:39 p.m .: Correct guess? The solution: It’s US designer Jeremy Scott. He now takes a seat next to the juror on the catwalk’s own couch.

8:33 p.m .: Now the five finalists enter the catwalk. They don’t stay there long. Because: They too have to change now! Heidi announces a star guest for this. We are excited…. A little tip: According to his own statement, he always calls Heidi “my apple strudel”.

8:26 p.m .: Heidi has recovered. And also moved! Now she is wearing a glittering blue kimono. “Dear critics, unfortunately I have to disappoint you: We’re going to continue as before. It will continue next year!” she reports back. The fans in the studio applaud.

8:23 p.m .: Heidi is pretty out of breath after her singing performance. That’s why all last year’s finalists now emphasize to the presenter HOW successful they are in the model business after the show.

8:18 p.m .: As if that wasn’t spectacular enough, rapper Snoop Doog also appears on stage (Heidi recorded the title song with him).

8:15 p.m .: Here we go! And how: Heidi is sitting on a white piano, together with her husband Tom. The two sing the show’s theme song, “Chai Tea with Heidi.” The most exciting question is not who wins the show today, but what Heidi is wearing. And now it’s aired: the juror combines ripped jeans with a skin-tight, transparent glitter top.

7.45 p.m .: If we have learned anything in the 17 seasons of Heidi Klum’s model show, then that: only one can become “Germany’s next top model”! On Thursday evening it will be decided which of the five finalists can look forward to the title.

The anticipation of the final, which takes place live in Cologne, was clouded by serious allegations from ex-participant Lijana Kaggwa (25). In a YouTube video, she sharply criticized the GNTM production company “Redseven”, accusing her of deliberately manipulating the candidates, fomenting arguments and provoking breakdowns. Allegations that some former candidates joined (such as Nathalie Volk).

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