Wolfram Kons: Our society reporter Vanessa Blumhagen is here and she brought an unusual love confession for us with her. Vanessa, what is it?
Vanessa Blumhagen: Yes, of course you're expecting blazing hearts for Christmas now.
Wolfram Kons: Yes.
Vanessa Blumhagen: No, quite the contrary. Bill Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel has now said during an interview with Ulrich Wickert that he hasn't been in love since he was 14 – which has been nine years now. And [he also said] that he demands very high standards of that certain someone that should come along.
Female presenter: Oh! So his female fans can really have big hopes now. Erm, by the way, Carmen N. also knows more as to why Bill's time in school was a nightmare.
Voice-over: Bill Kaulitz gets dressed up for his date with former news presenter Ulrich Wickert. A very private interview for the campaign by the co-operative Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken for which he turned up to without his twin brother Tom. Even though one can hardly ever be without the other one.
Bill: I think we totally complement one another. [...] For instance it's also about our energy and when one of us is somehow in a bad mood or isn't feeling well or is experiencing a low in that moment, then it's actually the other one who motivates him and drags him along.
Voice-over: Bill and Tom also rub off on one another when it comes to their styling. It's got to be eye-catching. The brothers already decided to be different at the age of seven, Bill reveals during the interview.
Bill: I think that's probably why each of us subconsciously tried to develop on their own [...] Meaning, his look was very extreme, my look was very extreme and together the both of us totally attracted attention of course and of course we didn't make things easy for ourselves that way.
Voice-over: Especially in school Bill's eye make-up and dyed hair are received with anything but enthusiasm.
Bill: My time in school was absolute hell. I've hated having to go there every morning. [...] The more people fought it and said “He cannot come to school with eye make-up on.” [...] the darker my eye make-up was the next day and the more... Well, the blacker my hair got.
Voice-over: Freedom is important to Bill. It's something the 23-years-old would also like to share with someone by his side. However, he hasn't been in love since he was 14 years old.
Bill: One always looks for someone who has got the same moral concept as oneself and I think, even though initially one might think that it somehow could work out, after all one has to immediately see that [it won't work] in the long run.
Voice-over: For now work comes first until love will spark again (for him). From 5th January onwards Bill and his brother will have a blast – as judges on the DSDS judging panel.
Female presenter: And this will be as weird as one imagines [it to be], Vanessa?
Vanessa Blumhagen: Well, visually, yes. We've already just seen that. This is really a feast for the eyes but...
Wolfram Kons: You mean Ulrich Wickert is?
Vanessa Blumhagen: No... [I mean the] superstar [Bill]. Erm...
Wolfram Kons: Oh, alright.
Vanessa Blumhagen: ... however, the guys are really top-notch in their field, when it comes to music and they're absolute professionals and daddy Dieter Bohlen will definitely keep the guys in check. Meaning, I think this will be a huge show. And the candidates can learn quite a lot from those two.
(TALK AFTER THE REPORT)
Female presenter: Yes, well, they're certainly weird. Erm, how weird will we witness those two to be on the judging panel now? Will this also be like that?
Vanesssa Blumhagen: I think most people will be very surprised. Those two really are total professionals when it comes to music and daddy Dieter Bohlen, he'll also keep the guys in check. Well, they'll be honest and erm, it's bound to be a good show. However, they won't be fooling around somehow and [there] won't be any kids' stuff.