Andreas Gabalier provokes with Corona statements on ZDF – Giovanni Zarrella counters

Andreas Gabalier appeared on the “Giovanni Zarrella Show” on Saturday.Image: ZDF

04/10/2022, 09:1504/10/2022, 11:13 am

With “Die Giovanni Zarrella Show”, ZDF once again significantly increased its hit program last year, the former Bro’Sis star Zarrella now has his own Saturday evening show. Although the format always gets a lot of ridicule – including on “TV total” – but Schlager fans get their money’s worth when big names from the industry step in.

The most recent edition took place in front of an enthusiastic live audience at the Berlin Velodrom, who cheered the likes of No Angels, Andrea Berg and Pietro Lombardi. Andreas Gabalier was also part of the squad, but he didn’t just make a name for himself musically.

Gabalier comments on the corona pandemic at Zarrella

After Gabalier’s performance, Zarrella came to the singer on stage and the two chatted a little longer. The “Hulapalu” interpreter took the opportunity to talk about a recent trip to the country paradise of Nashville in the US state of Tennessee. He raised the topic of corona measures on his own initiative: In Nashville, the handling of the pandemic was rather relaxed from the start, which Gabalier welcomed. The musician gushed:

“It was positive to see how America was dealing with this corona virus. We didn’t see a mask the whole time, no vaccination certificates were required, it was just pure joie de vivre.”

Gabalier in conversation with Zarrella.

Gabalier in conversation with Zarrella.picture: zdf

At the same time, this can of course be understood as criticism of the German federal government, because until a few days ago, as is well known, masks were largely compulsory in Germany and compulsory vaccination was discussed heatedly in parliament. In an international comparison, Germany was rather cautious.

With Zarrella on stage, Gabalier emphasized the importance of art and culture, and that includes big concerts in front of an audience. It is a “big sign” that such events are now possible again, the singer spoke almost pathetically of a “new beginning”.

Gabalier’s Corona statements were finally critically commented on by numerous users on social media. Quite a few complained that the 37-year-old was even invited to the “Giovanni Zarrella Show”.

Zarrella disagrees with Gabalier

Giovanni Zarrella initially left Gabalier’s statements as they were, but still drew a bow when the Austrian had already left the stage. Before continuing with his moderation, he presented his own view of things and said:

“Everything in its own time. I think we’re doing it quite sensibly here.”

Of course, Gabalier could no longer answer that, but Zarrella may have deliberately timed his counterattack so as not to get involved in a dispute in front of an audience of millions. In any case, there was praise for the moderator on Twitter.


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