• The new season of

    Star Academy

    will be launched on TF1 on Saturday October 15 at 9:10 p.m.

  • Thirteen candidates will make up this new promotion.

  • This Thursday, the outlines of this new edition, which will last six weeks, were drawn during a press conference.

Twenty-one years after welcoming Jenifer, Olivia Ruiz, Carine and Jean-Pascal, the castle of Dammarie-les-Lys is about to reopen its doors.

Star Academy

will return to TF1 on Saturday October 15 at 9:10 p.m.

Thirteen candidates will make up this new promotion.

Whoever wins after six weeks of adventure will win 100,000 euros and a contract to record an album with Sony Music France.

The thirteen candidates were selected from some 20,000 applications.

The production held back no pan votes.

“There will be no Jean-Pascal, advanced producer Mathieu Vergne (DMLS TV) during the press conference this Thursday, but there are some who have progress to make”.

Former star academicians in the show's team

Regarding their life at the castle, the new recruits will be "cut off from the world" and, as twenty years ago, will each have only one minute of telephone per day.

After several weeks, the production will occasionally entrust them with unconnected smartphones to post stories on Instagram, but without having access to messages and comments.

Several telecrochet ex-students will be there: Lucie Bernardoni (season 4) will be one of the two coaches, Edouard (season 3), will be in the orchestra and every Sunday, three or four old and new will dine at the castle. with the new promotion.

Quentin Mosimann (season 7), he will produce the album for this edition.

An international star as godfather or godmother

If the first bonus will be devoted to the presentation of students and teachers, it will be necessary to wait until the following Saturday to discover the first duets of the candidates with the stars.

Among the names announced: Amir, Véronique Sanson, Michel Polnareff, Soprano, Naps, Tayc, Juliette Armanet... International personalities should also make the trip, including the godfather or godmother of this edition, but the production recognizes that it is " difficult to get them to come”.

The dailies will be broadcast on the first channel at 5:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday.

They will consist of a 45 minutes all images, with very few comments.

It will not be embodied by an animator or an animator on set.

After each program in the first part of the evening, on Saturdays, Karima Charni will take the antenna for

The arrival at the castle


The journalist and host, who was a candidate in season 4, will accompany the students on the bus and collect their reactions to the show.

Double eliminations

If we find Nikos Aliagas at the post of animator, a new face will appear at the post of director who falls to the producer Michaël Goldman, creator of My Major Company - and incidentally son of Jean-Jacques.

Five teachers and two coaches will complete the teaching staff of the program.

The emblematic credits of Bob Sinclar's

Love Generation

show is maintained.

On the side of the rules, no great novelty.

Three students will be on the hot seat each week.

One will be saved by his comrades, another by the teachers.

The third will be eliminated.

Given that this season will be limited to seven prime times, expect double eliminations on some nights.


“Star Academy”: 20 years later, “20 Minutes” shares its greatest memories


"Star Academy": The confidences of Lucie, Hoda and Mathieu on "their" Grégory Lemarchal

  • Television

  • Star Academy

  • TF1

  • Phone hook

  • Nikos aliagas

  • Music

  • Culture