Thomas Godoj

Intro German singer
A.K.A. Tomasz Godoj, Godoj
Is Singer Songwriter Musician
From Poland Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 6 March 1978, Rybnik, Poland
Star sign Pisces
Pop music

Thomas Godoj (born 6 March 1978 in Rybnik, Poland) is a naturalized German rock-pop singer and songwriter of Polish origin. He was the winner of the fifth season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol.

Early life

Godoj was born on 6 March 1978 in Rybnik, Poland to Danuta and Eugen Godoj. In 1988, along with his parents and his sister Hannah, he moved to Recklinghausen. Thomas then attended a secondary school and passed his specialty graduation examination for a career as a technical draftsman. He attended the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, specializing in civil engineering. During his studies, he became interested in music and played with local bands such as Cure of Souls, Fluxkompensator, Tonk! and WINK.


Thomas Godoj, Oschersleben In the summer of 2007, Godoj auditioned in Berlin for the fifth season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar. The judges enjoyed his rock style and attitude and each one voted him on to the next round, and later to the top 15. In the first live show, Thomas performed Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and received over a minutes standing ovation from the audience while the jury gave him overwhelming praise. Week after week, Thomas performed for Germany until he reached the Top 2. Godoj won the final contest with 62.2%. Although Thomas was a front-runner from the start of the competition, he landed in the bottom groups twice during live result shows. But after the voting results were published, it was shown that Thomas received the highest percentage of votes every week. This places him in DSDS history, along with Mark Medlock, as a contestant with the highest number of votes each week. Technically, he should also rank with Medlock and Alexander Klaws as the only winner never in the bottom 3, as he ranked the highest every week but the bottom group was picked at complete random. He is the second "rocker" to win the competition alongside Tobias Regner. After the DSDS show he got back together with his ex-girlfriend Jennifer. Their first daughter Lynn Jennifer Godoj was born on 3 January 2009.

Theme Song Original Artist Result
Auditions in Berlin Fairytale Gone Bad Sunrise Avenue Advanced to Recall
Recall 1 Wherever You Will Go The Calling Advanced
Recall 2 (Group Performance) Here Without You 3 Doors Down Advanced
Recall 3 Dieser Weg Xavier Naidoo Advanced to Top 15
Theme Song Original Artist Place/Percentage
Top 15 Show: Jetzt oder nie Chasing Cars Snow Patrol 47.50%
Current Hits Stark Ich + Ich 52.75%
Greatest Film Hits Same Mistake James Blunt 39.88%
Mariah Carey and Take That Rule the World Take That 52.10%
Greatest Hits I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2 40.81%
Judges' Choice Shadow of the Day Linkin Park 50.38%
Party Songs and Ballads You Get What You Give New Radicals 50.04%
Behind Blue Eyes The Who
Germany vs. England Wonderwall Oasis 46.83%
Mensch Herbert Grönemeyer
No. 1 Hits, The Beatles, Dedications In the Shadows The Rasmus 46.34%
Let It Be The Beatles
Easy Faith No More
Final Fairytale Gone Bad Sunrise Avenue 62.20%
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Love Is You Thomas Godoj



Year Information Chart positions Sales IFPI certifications
2008 Plan A! Debut studio album Released: 4 July 2008 1 1 3 18 Germany: 200,000+ Germany: 18th best-selling album of 2008 Germany: Platinum
2009 Richtung G Second studio album Released: 20 November 2009 15
2011 So gewollt Third studio album Released: 14 October 2011 24 67 82
2013 Männer sind so Fourth studio album Released: 31 May 2013 28
2014 V Fifth studio album Released: 24 October 2014 51
2016 Mundwerk Sixth studio album Released: 23 September 2016 29
2018 13 Pfeile Seventh studio album Released: 25 May 2018 27


Year Single Chart positions Album
2008 "Love Is You" 1 1 1 1 1 10 26 Plan A!
"Helden gesucht" (Sought After Heroes) 12 39 98 25 29 48
2009 "Nicht allein" (Not Alone) 18 55 Richtung G
2010 "Uhr ohne Stunden" (Clock Without Hours) 47
2011 "Dächer einer ganzen Stadt" (Roofs of a Whole Town) 55 So gewollt
2012 "Herzblut" (Heartblood)
2013 "Männer sind so" (Men Are Like This) Männer sind so
"Einfach nur anders" (Simply Different)
2014 "Magnetisch" (Magnetic) V
2016 "Mensch sein" (Being Human) Mundwerk


2008: Autopilot (Radiosingle with Video from the Album "Plan A")



Nick Kids’ Choice Awards: Favorite singer Journalia 2008, Preis des polnischen Magazins "Samo Życie“ Jetix Awards: Newcomer of the Year 2008


Thomas Godoj won on 21 February 2009 in Berlin, the 18th ECHO music award as "Best national Newcomer".

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