Star Academy: it was 20 years ago already!

the essential TF1 will celebrate the “Star Academy” this Saturday evening and the two following Saturdays. The main candidates have been invited. The program celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

Remember, there are 16 years ago in 2001. “Loft story” lands on M6 and immediately hits the mark. TF1 responded by adapting the Spanish program “Operación Triunfo”. In France, the program takes the name of “Star Academy”. A group of young people locked in a castle in the Paris region, with intensive singing lessons all week and a prime-time on Saturday evening, hosted by Nikos Aliagas, where viewers had to eliminate a candidate each week. At stake for the winner: an album, an artist contract of one million euros and a concert at the Olympia.

The public then discovered Jenifer Bartoli, Jean-Pascal Lacoste, Olivia Ruiz, Mario Barravecchia, Carine Haddadou, Patrice Maktav … The Star Academy crowned Nolwenn Leroy in 2002, Elodie Frégé in 2003, Grégory Lemarchal in 2004, Magali Vaé in 2004, Cyril Cinelu in 2006, Quentin Mosimann in 2007 and Mickels Rea in 2008.

The Star Ac ‘was also a whole series of teachers: Kamel Ouali at the dance, Armande Altaï at the vocals, Oscar Sisto at the theater … The show lasted eight years, from 2001 To 2008. She came back to NRJ 12 in and 2013.

Three Saturdays of memories

To pay tribute to the program which made the heyday of the audiences of TF1 , the channel decided to program the “Star Academy” three Saturdays in a row , from this Saturday evening. The opportunity to bring together some of the former candidates and teachers, to remember good memories and of course to sing!

Asked in the Parisian , Jenifer remembers her beginnings: “I was not aware of what was going to happen to me. I was hoping for a lot because , at 16 years, I had left Nice for Paris trying to live on my passion. And it was not won in advance. I was having a difficult end of the month when the call for the casting arrived. ” She even reveals that, tired of waiting hours for the casting, she had almost left. Her roommate had encouraged her to continue in line. Jenifer now recognizes that Star Academy was, for her, “a huge springboard”.

#Star Academy : ? The emotion is strong for Jenifer who finds her classmates 20 years later.

ud 28 d udcfa The former students, the teachers and Nikos Aliagas revisit the emblematic moments and interpret the cult songs from the Saturday show at 21: 05! pic.twitter.com/Go6SXPDmRX

— TF1 (@ TF1) October 28, 2021

To pay a well-deserved tribute to its former flagship program, TF1 has decided to devote the next three Saturdays to it to follow up “The voice all stars” which has saw Anne Sila’s victory last week.

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