“Star Academy”: TF1 recruits Michael Goldman as director

The “Star Academy” 2022 version is getting ready. Expected this fall for a few weeks on TF 1, the famous telecrochet will have to juggle between nostalgia and renewal. With in particular a new teaching body, and consequently a new personality at the direction of the famous castle. According to our information, the final choice fell on Michael Goldman. A face little known to the general public, but an easily identifiable name since it is the son of Jean-Jacques Goldman, who made a name for himself by creating the label MyMajorCompany, producer among others of Grégoire and Joyce Jonathan.

If the final signing of the contract has not yet taken place, the choice was made a few days ago. “Once the name was mentioned, it was obvious, reveals a person close to the file who wishes to remain anonymous, well aware of the negotiations around this news. star Academy. He’s 43 years old, he knows the music world like the back of his hand, he’s excited about the project, he looks good… And then the name Goldman, that’s bound to help, let’s face it! »

Contacted, neither the channel nor the producers wished to comment on our information. Michael Goldman did not answer our calls.

An emblematic role, worn 5 times by Alexia Laroche-Joubert

In recent weeks, the front page like the production company EndemolShine France have studied several serious applications. First there was Saïd Boussif, founder of Indifférence Prod, which deals with Vitaa, Slimane, Amel Bent and Gims, among others. But also Valérie Michelin, Celine Dion’s manager. Just like show producer Jackie Lombard, who has worked with Elton John, Madonna, Beyoncé, Adele and the Rolling Stones. Jean-Philippe Denac, ex-boss of RTL2, RFM and Chérie FM, also a show producer, was also considered. “Some refused for fear of exposure, others were ultimately not suitable for TF 1,” says a source.

Before Michael Goldman, the “Star Academy” hosted several directors. An emblematic role, worn five times by Alexia Laroche-Joubert, in 2001 and 2002, then from 2005 to 2007. On the first channel, programmer Nathalie André and producer Gérard Louvin also directed the singing and dancing academy , before giving way to Armande Altaï, hitherto singing teacher, during the eighth edition, launched in 2008.

Finally, for the previous return of the “Star Academy” in 2012, the NRJ 12 channel had chosen to entrust the direction to the actress Charlotte Valandrey, who died this summer at age 53 after a second heart transplant.

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