Mar 052016
Elli Erl

Elli Erl

Elli Erl (born Elisabeth Maria Erl on 25 May 1979) in Straubing, Germany.  She is the winner of the German version of Pop Idol .  In elementary school she learned the trumpet and guitar.  She also excelled in tennis, cycling and skiing.

The Call of Music

In her teens, Elli gravitated towards soul and rock.  She was the lead singer in The Gong FM Band, LOP and Panta Rei.  After graduation from high school, elli began studying music and sports at Regensburg University in preparation for becoming a teacher.


The German Talent Shows

In 2003, at the age of 24, Elli participated in Deutschland sucht den SuperStar and won.  Her first single, “This is My Life” did well to reach #3 on the German single chart.  She then released her self-composed second single, “In My Dreams”together with a debut album “Shout it Out.”  To promote it, Elli toured with her band Panta Rei.

Founding Own Company

In 2007, Elli founded her own record label “1773 Records.”  Two years later, she released her third album “Human”of which she has written most of the tracks and played several instruments.

Personal Life

Elli is currently working as a teacher in Düsseldorf.  On relationships, Elli states that she is bisexual, but prefers to have relationships with women.  Here are some of her Albums.



  • Shout It Out (2004) GER: 4#
  • Moving On (2007)
  • Human (2009)
  • Human Reloaded (EP) (2010)

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