Get ready for an exciting reboot of Star Academy! Mark your calendars for November 4, 2023, as the show is set to introduce 13 fresh faces.
The New Contestants
13 aspiring singers will grace the newly modernised stage of Star Academy. The fresh group of talented individuals is geared up to captivate the audience with their unique talents.
Revamped Castle of Dammarie-lès-Lys
The Dammarie-lès-Lys castle, the iconic location of Star Academy, has undergone a significant makeover. The once-criticised outdated décor has been replaced by a chicer, more contemporary setting.
A New Look and Feel
The director's office, public hall, and singing room are now decorated in trendy earth tones replacing the previously criticized outdated décor. A complete contrast to the outdated décor the castle previously housed.
The living room and kitchen, however, received mixed reviews. The living room showcases a new vibrant blue corner sofa, multiple nesting tables, and wall stickers. Some have described the décor as modern while others label it as past its sell-by date. The kitchen hasn't escaped criticism, with a color scheme of coral and emerald green, which some brand as clashing.
The Historical Significance of the Dammarie-lès-Lys Castle
More than just a setting, Dammarie-lès-Lys castle, built in the 18th century, carries a rich historical background. It was owned by the architect of Louis XV and had to be reconstructed after getting severely damaged in World War I.
The castle holds a special place in the hearts of fans and past Star Academy contestants. The castle's history, combined with the love and respect for the show, adds to the anticipation of the 2023 season!