La Academia

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La Academia
La Academia.gif
Logo
Format Interactive talent show
Reality show
Presented by Ingrid Coronado (2009 - present)
Alan Tacher (2002–2005)
Fernando del Solar (2006, 2012)
Monica Garza (2006)
Rafael Araneda (2008 - 2011)
Bibi Gaytán (2011)
Mauricio Barcelata (2013)
Judges (List of Judges)
Country of origin Mexico
No. of seasons 12
No. of episodes (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Giorgio Aresu (2002–2005)
Eva Borja (2006- 2008)
Magda Rodriguez (2009 - 2011)
Juan Navarrete (2011-present)
Running time Varies between 2 hours and 3 hours
Production company(s) Azteca
Distributor Nostromo Producciones (2002–2005)
Azteca (2006 - present)
Broadcast
Original channel Azteca 13
Original run June 30, 2002 (2002-06-30) – present
External links
Website

La Academia (The Academy) is a Mexican reality musical talent show shown on Azteca, that premiered in June 2002 and it's currently in its tenth installment. Although the show itself is not affiliated with the Endemol franchise, which includes the "Star Academy" shows, it does share the competition format of many of the variants of the global franchise.

Over the first seasons, the show was a reliable dominator of its time-slot, which was shown by its triumph over Televisa's Operación Triunfo Mexico. The rival show was only produced for one season, and was in fact the official Endemol entry in Mexico. However, the last seasons of La Academia have had declining ratings, being aired against the Mexican version of The Voice, produced by Televisa.

The show has been franchised to other countries: Azerbaijan (Akademiya), Malaysia (Akademi Fantasia), Indonesia (Akademi Fantasi Indosiar), United States (La Academia USA), Paraguay (La Academia Paraguay), Singapore (Sunsilk Academy Fantasia), Thailand (True Academy Fantasia), and Central America (La Academia Centroamérica).

Format[edit]

Each year, 14-49 people are selected to live together in a house isolated from the rest of the world, spending their days taking classes in singing, dancing, acting, and related fields, each preparing one or two songs for a 3-hour concert which they give each Sunday evening for TV viewers and a live studio audience. Each week, one of the contestants is eliminated based on the number of votes each one receives, until 4 to 10 students become the finalists and compete for the top prize. Viewers can vote by telephone, but calls are not free. Each vote costs over MN$25.00 (around USD$2.50). Since The Sixth Generation, voting is by text message and each one cost MN$3.00. Camino a la Fama aired during weekday afternoons, but it was cancelled after The Ninth Generation. This show taped what the students' lives within the La Academia house. It also demonstrated the singing, dancing, and acting classes.

Summary[edit]

Generation
Season
Winner 2nd place 3rd place Other Finalist(s) Other Contestants
(In Order of Elimination -First to Last-)[note 1]
No. of Contestans
1st Myriam Víctor Miguel Ángel Yahir & Nadia Héctor, Alejandro, Wendolee, Jose Antonio, María Inés, Laura, Estrella, Raul, Toñita 14
2nd Érika Marco Manuel Freddy & Rosalía Elisa*, Gisela, Karla, Marvin, Mauricio, Victor Javier, Alejandra, Ana Lucia, Fabricio, Andrea, Azeneth, Enrique, Adrian 18
3rd Carlos Dulce Melissa Leticia, Israel & Cesar Diego, Jessica, Marla, Esteban, Arturo, Marcia, Rodrigo, Martin, Maricarmen, Suzzette, Ricardo, Hiromi 18
4th Erasmo Yuridia Adrián Cynthia, Edgar & Silvia Anahi, Rene, Karina, Oscar, Abyade, Alan, Mario, Paula, Marco, Johanna, J.Luis, Jolette* 18
5th Samuel Colette Marbella Renata Niyet, Jacqueline, Alan, Armando, Cesar, Citlali, Diana, Ivan, Carlos, Diego, Isabel, Noe, Julio, Sebastian, Yazmin, Julia, Vince 21
6th María Fernanda Fabiola Luis Armando Valeria & Perla Lyanne, Erick, Flor de María, Manuel, Sergio, Jose R., Alejandra, Dazahev, Monserrat, Gerardo, Alba, Hector, Fatima, Ivan, Cintia, Esteban, Wilfredo, Matias, Jackie, Alex 25
7th Giovanna Napoleón & Sebastián Agustín, Menny, Oscar & Fabiola Jorge, Alberto, Daniela, Denisse, Kurt, Manuel, Melissa, Michelle, Alex, Ingrid, Dafne, Mell, Nicole, Luis, Brian, Carlos, Roberto, Yadhira, Roy, Mayrenne, Adriana, Daniel, María, Alejandra, Patricia, Rod, Luz, Mike, Jaccyve 36
8th Esmeralda Carolina Edgar Paolo**,Luis, Edu, Johnny, Daniel, Gerardo & Eri Brisa, Carmen, David, Dayana, Florentina, Josué, Lupita, Mariana, Nicolás, Paloma, Paola, Pepe, Santiago, Santa, Sonia, Verónica, Daniella, Eduardo, Elaine, Karla, Leonardo, Leonel, Rosendo, Ventura, Lizette, Sandra, Jorge, Mark, Eddie, Gina*, Denisse, Belén, Isabel, Guillermo, Deyra, Andres, Benjamín, Álvaro, María 49
9th Erick Pablo Carmen Gil, Ronald, Gustavo, Emanuel, Ceci, Yanilen & Hancer Elisa, Giselle, Arón, Yamileth, Jacqueline, Sergio, Karen, Bárbara, Ceci, Alán, Noé, Mariana, Huicho, Yazmín, Dariela, Frank, Gabriela, Eduardo, Tadeo, Jesús, Javi, J.Antonio, Paco, Melissa, Dianela, Denisha, Gaby, Lizbeth, Héctor, Alfonso, Valeria 41
10th Alexis Chucho Selene Santana, Manuel & Rubí Joss, Laura, Luis, Gustavo, Kassandra, Edi, Mario, Erik, Marzabel & Lizzeth, Sandra, Diana, Freddy, Gabriela, Azucena, Kevin, Gaba, Pako, Maru, Hacib, Yara 26
Kids I Eddy Nahomy Adamaris Cristopher, Ximena & Michelle Leslie, Sebastián, Daniela, Irany, Corina, Juan Ángel, Santiago, Lupillo, Cristian, Viviann, Japhet, Esaú, Melany, Guillermo 20
Kids II Marco, Santiago, Alejandro, Samantha Still in Competition: Alexis, Alison, Angélica, Anthon, Giovas, Jacob, Jesús, José, Karla, Lolita, Nicole, Pablo, Sarah, Sofía, Valeria, Ximena, Yuawi. 21

Main Generations[edit]

Season 1: The First Generation (2002)[edit]

La Academia began on July 7, 2002. Fourteen were selected to be part of The First Generation, and Alan Tacher was selected to host. The National Auditorium in Mexico City served as the setting for the final concert, where the winner received a Coca-Cola touring contract, a world-wide trip, a brand new Chevrolet Trail Blazer and the top prize: MN$2.5 million and a recording contract.

Miguel Ángel, Myriam, Nadia, Víctor and Yahir reached the finale held on December 1, 2002. Myriam Montemayor Cruz was declared the winner of La Academia.

Place Contestants Age City
01 Myriam Montemayor Cruz 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
02 Víctor Garcia Perez 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Reynosa, Tamaulipas
03 Miguel Ángel Rodriguez Chapital 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla, Puebla
04 Yahir Othon Parra 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
05 Nadia Lopez Ayuso 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Oaxaca, Oaxaca
06 Toñita Salazar Zamora 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Tantoyuca, Veracruz
07 Raul Sandoval 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexicali, Baja California
08 Estrella Veloz Llmas 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
09 Laura Caro 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
10 María Inés Guerra Nuñez 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
11 José Antonio de la O 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
12 Wendolee Ayala 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Torreón, Coahuila
13 Alejandro Danel 20 Flag of Mexico.svg Taxco, Guerrero
14 Héctor Zamorano 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz, Veracruz
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalists

Season 2: The Second Generation (2003)[edit]

The Second Generation was presented at the final concert of The First Generation on December 1, 2002. Once again, the National Auditorium in Mexico City served as the setting for the final concert, where the winner received the top prize of MN$2.5 million and a recording contract.

Freddi, Manuel, Marco, Rosalía and Érika reached the finale held on March 30, 2003. Érika Alcocer Luna was declared the second winner of La Academia.

Place Contestants Age City
01 Érika Alcocer Luna 28 Flag of Mexico.svg San Luis Potosí
02 Marco Moré 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
03 Manuel Mancillas Dena 28 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
04 Fredy Bautista 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca
05 Rosalía León Oviedo 27 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, California
06 Adrián Carvajal 20 Flag of Mexico.svg Tampico, Tamaulipas
07 Enrique Virrueta Gordillo 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Tuxtla, Gutierrez
08 Azeneth Gonzalez 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalupe, Nuevo León
09 Andrea Gonzalez Romo 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
10 Fabricio Martinez 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Estado de Mexico
11 Ana Lucía Salazar 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
12 Alejandra Ondarza 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
13 Víctor Javier Ramos 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
14 Mauricio Carrera Carranza 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Querétaro
15 Marvin Mainte Carpio 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
16 Karla Tijerina 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregon, Sonora
17 Gisela Lopez 22 Flag of Mexico.svg San Luis Potosí
18 Elisa Valenzuela Galvan 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 3: The Third Generation (2004)[edit]

A year after the end of The Second Generation, The Third Generation, with far more production than before, began on March 14, 2004. The Teotihuacan Hall in Acapulco served as the setting for the final concert, where the winner received a brand new car and a larger top prize of MN$3 million and a recording contract.

Dulce, Melissa, César, Leticia, Carlos and Israel reached the finale held on July 4, 2004. Carlos Rivera Guerra was declared the third winner of La Academia.

Place Contestants Age City
01 Carlos Rivera 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Huamantla, Tlaxcala
02 Dulce Lopez 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
03 Melissa Ibarra 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
04 Leticia Ramos 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
05 Israel Estrada 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Estado de Mexico
06 César Robles 20 Flag of Mexico.svg Acayucan, Veracruz
07 Hiromi Hayakawa 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Torreón, Coahuila

Flag of Japan.svg Japan

08 Ricardo Hernandez 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
09 Suzette Marquez 18 Flag of the United States.svg Tucson, Arizona
10 Maricarmen Carrion 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla, Puebla
11 Martín Vaka 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Morelia, Michoacán
12 Rodrigo Najera 28 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
13 Marcia Peña 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Querétaro
14 Arturo Quezada 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
15 Esteban Espinoza 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
16 Marla Marrun 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz
17 Jessica Meza 20 Flag of Mexico.svg Estado de Mexico
18 Diego Espinoza 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 4: The Fourth Generation (2005)[edit]

Almost a year after the start of The Third Generation, The Fourth Generation began on February 27, 2005. The Monterrey Arena in Monterrey served as the setting for the final concert, where the winner received the newly raised top prize of MN$3.5 million and a recording contract.

Yuridia, Adrian, Cynthia, Erasmo, Edgar and Silvia reached the finale held on July 3, 2005. Erasmo González Delgado was declared the fourth winner of La Academia.

Place contestants City
01 Erasmo Gonzalez Flag of Mexico.svg Xalpatlahua, Guerrero
02 Yuridia Gaxiola Flores Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
03 Adrian Varela Flag of Mexico.svg Culiacán, Sinaloa
04 Cynthia Rodriguez Flag of Mexico.svg Monclova, Coahuila
05 Edgar Guerrero Flag of the United States.svg Boise, Idaho
06 Silvia Mendivil Flag of Mexico.svg Los Mochis, Sinaloa
07 Jolette Hernandez Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
08 José Luis Diaz Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
09 Johanna Delgado Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, California
10 Marco Silva Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
11 Paula Gonzalez Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
12 Mario Sepulveda Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, N.L.
13 Alan Velazquez Flag of Mexico.svg Estado de México
14 Abyadé Rodriguez Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
15 Óscar Otuyemi Flag of Mexico.svg Pachuca, Hidalgo
16 Karina Cazares Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
17 René Liceaga Flag of Mexico.svg Mexicali, Baja California
18 Anahí Garcia Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 5: Light Generation (2006)[edit]

The Generation of Light began on July 9, 2006, where the least number of contestants, four, became finalists. The boardwalk of the Port of Veracruz in Veracruz served as the setting for the final, and first open-air, concert, where the winner received the top prize of MN$3 million and a recording contract.

Colette, Renata, Samuel and Marbella reached the finale held on December 17, 2006. Samuel Castelán Marini was declared the fifth winner of La Academia.

Place Contestants City
01 Samuel Castelan Flag of Mexico.svg Zentla, Veracruz
02 Colette Acuña Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
03 Marbella Corella Flag of Mexico.svg Magdalena de Kino, Sonora
04 Renata Rodriguez Barajas Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
05 Vince Miranda Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, California
06 Julia Hernendez Flag of Mexico.svg Paso del Toro, Veracruz
07 Yazmin Valencia Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo,Sonora
08 Sebastián Garzon Flag of Mexico.svg Mexicali, Baja California
09 Julio Elenes Flag of Mexico.svg Culiacán, Sinaloa
10 Noé Cantu Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
11 Isabel Becerra Flag of Mexico.svg Chihuahua, Chihuahua
12 Diego Castro Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, N.L.
13 Carlos Hernendez Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
14 Iván Rodriguez Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
15 Diana Santos Flag of Mexico.svg Chihuahua, Chihuahua
16 Citlali Aguilera Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
17 César Ceja Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
18 Armando Gutierrez Flag of Mexico.svg Teopisca, Chiapas
19 Alan Macin Flag of Mexico.svg Estado de México
20 Jaqueline Garcia Flag of Mexico.svg Oaxaca, Oaxaca
21 Niyet Quiroz Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 6: Last Generation (2008)[edit]

The Last Generation began on August 31, 2008. The Víctor Manuel Reyna Stadium in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas served as the setting for the final concert, where the winner received the top prize of MN$3 million, a recording contract and the new La Academia Trophy.

Perla, María Fernada, Fabiola, Luis Armando and Valeria reached the finale held on December 12, 2008. María Fernanda Alvo Díaz was declared the sixth winner of La Academia.

Place Contestants Age City
01 María Fernanda Alvo 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
02 Fabiola Rodas 16 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
03 Luis Armando 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz
04 Valeria Dessens 16 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
05 Perla Estrada 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Caborca, Sonora
06 Alex Garza 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, N.L.
07 Jackie Gonzalez 22 Flag of the United States.svg California
08 Matías Aranda 23 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
09 Wilfredo Pineda 16 Flag of Mexico.svg Sinaloa
10 Esteban Vazquez 18 Flag of the United States.svg Texas
11 Cintia Utiaga 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
12 Iván Estrada 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico, DF
13 Fátima Molina 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
14 Héctor Silva 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, N.L.
15 Alba Alcudia 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Tabasco
16 Gerardo Castillo 22 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
17 Monserrat Monroy 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz
18 Dasahev Saavedra 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
19 Alejandra Sandoval 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Jalisco
20 José Roberto Carrillo 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Tecate, Baja California
21-25
Sergio Castro Arizmendi 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Acapulco, Guerrero
Manuel Murillo Pérez 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Sonora
Flor de María López 20 Flag of Mexico.svg Zacatecas
Erick Salinas 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Reynosa, Tamaulipas
Lyannne Rebeca Garcia Parra 17 Flag of the United States.svg Los Ángeles, California
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 7: New Generation (2009)[edit]

The New Generation was renewed due to the popular demand[citation needed] and led by the most outspoken critic, Lolita Cortés, beginning on October 4, 2009. This season featured 36 contestans, and seven, became finalists. The Víctor Manuel Reyna Stadium in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas once again served as the setting for the final concert, where the winner received the lowest top prize of MN$1 million and a recording contract.

Agustín, Oscar, Fabiola, Sebastián, Menny, Giovanna and Napoleón reached the finale held on December 20, 2009. Giovanna Nicole Paz was declared the seventh winner of La Academia.

Place Contestant Age City
01 Giovanna Paz 16 Flag of Mexico.svg Manzanillo, Colima
02 Sebastián Martingaste 25 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
Napoleón Robleto 23 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
04 Agustín Argüello 19 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
05 Menny Carrasco 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Chihuahua, Chihuahua
06 Oscar Jiménez 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
07 Fabiola Jaramillo 30 Flag of Mexico.svg Orizaba, Veracruz
08 Jaccyve Álvarez 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz
09 Mike Bobadilla 28 Flag of Mexico.svg Culiacán, Sinaloa
10 Luz Leguizama 24 Flag of the United States.svg Oakland, California
11 Rod Pérez 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Mérida, Yucatán
12 Patricia Ahjtung 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Catemaco, Veracruz
13 Alejandra Capelini 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Xalapa, Veracruz
14 María Reynoso 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
15 Daniel Solís* 41* Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
16 Adriana Sánchez 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
17-19 Mayrenne Carvajal 40 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz
Roy Rosas 32 Flag of Mexico.svg Nogales, Sonora
Yadhira Mendez 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
20-23 Brian Vega 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
Carlos Pleasant 28 Flag of Mexico.svg Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Luis Guillen 38 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, California
Roberto Vázquez 29 Flag of Mexico.svg León, Guanajuato
24-28 Alex García 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Monclova, Coahuila
Dafne Olivera 40 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico D.F
Ingrid Álvarez 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
Mell Rivera 21 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, California
Nicole Vargas 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
29-35 Alberto Campos 24 Flag of Mexico.svg México D.F
Daniela Rodríguez 23 Flag of Mexico.svg México D.F
Denisse Marion Vega 22 Flag of Mexico.svg México D.F
Kurt Arredondo 27 Flag of Mexico.svg Irapuato, Guanajuato
Manuel Ortiz 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Sonora, Sonora
Melissa Norzagaray 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Sinaloa
Michelle Quintero 28 Flag of Mexico.svg Cuidad Obregón, Sonora
36 Jorge Vázquez 20 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, California

*Jesús Antonio Guerrero is Daniel Solís's real birth name and 47 was his real age when he was expelled

     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 8: Bicentennial Generation (2010)[edit]

Bicentennial Generation was the name given to this season in honor of the 200 years of Mexican independence. It began on September 12, 2010, featuring 49 contestants, and 10 finalists, marking an all-time high for series. The Víctor Manuel Reyna Stadium in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas served as the setting for the finale for a third time. For the first time ever, two winners were announced: one was chosen by the panel of critics as well as Lolita Cortés and La Academia teachers, winning the International Prize of US$20,000; the other was chosen by the viewers, winning La Academia: Bicentenario and MN$1 million.

Luis, Eri, Gerardo, Esmeralda, Carolina, Johnny, Daniel, Edgar, Paolo and Edu reached the finale held on December 19, 2010. Esmeralda Ugalde Mota was declared the eighth winner of La Academia. Paolo Ragone won the first and only International Prize.

Place Contestant Age Country/Residence
01 Esmeralda Ugalde 18 Flag of Mexico.svg San Ciro de Acosta, San Luis Potosí
01(2) Paolo Ragone 28 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
02 Carolina Soto 27 Flag of Chile.svg Chile
03 Edgar García 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
04 Luis González 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
05 Edu del Prado 33 Flag of Spain.svg Spain

Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea

06 Johnny Morales 30 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela
07 Daniel Riolobos 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Federal District
08 Gerardo Cuevas 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
09 Eri Carranco 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
10 María López 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexicali, Baja California
11 Álvaro Bautista 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
12 Benjamín Rosales 29 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
13 Andrés Alejandre 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Ensenada, Baja California
14 Deyra Cornejo 35 Flag of Mexico.svg Villa Juárez, Sonora
15 Guillermo Martín 29 Flag of Spain.svg Spain
16 Isabel Marín de León 18 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
17 Belén Castorena 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancún, Quintana Roo
18 Denise Faro 22 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
19 Gina Rivera 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz
20-21
Eddie Bilalovic 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Federal District
Mark Lewin 22 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela
22-24 Jorge Tinoco 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Guanajuato
Lizette Limón 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Sandra Estrada 16 Flag of Mexico.svg Hidalgo
25-32 Daniella Augspurg 19 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador
Elaine Hernández 41 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Eduardo Jiménez 32 Flag of Mexico.svg Federal District
Karla Silva 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Campeche
Leonardo Ruiz 27 Flag of Mexico.svg Michoacán
Leonel Regata 21 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Rosendo Robles 22 Flag of the United States.svg Glendale, California
Ventura Esquiviaz 20 Flag of Mexico.svg Tepatitlán, Jalisco
33-49
Brisa Carillo 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Chihuahua
Carmen Vásquez 16 Flag of Mexico.svg Tlaxcala
David Duclaud 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Morelos
Dayana Falcón 21 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Florentina González 31 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
Josue Bravo 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla
Lupita Infante 23 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, California
Mariana Niebla 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Durango
Nicolas Padilla 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Colima
Paloma Naya 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Tepic, Nayarit
Paola Bustamante 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Querétaro
Pepe Betancourt 28 Flag of Mexico.svg Torreón, Coahuila
Santa Degyves 37 Flag of Mexico.svg Acapulco, Guerrero
Santiago Pérez 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Sonia Mayorga 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
Verónica Ramos 27 Flag of Mexico.svg Ensenada, Baja California
     Winner of La Academia: Bicentenario
     Winner of the International Prize
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 9: 2011 Generation (2011)[edit]

La Academia 2011 premiered on August 21, 2011,[1] and it was the first reality show to be aired in 3D. It featured 35 contestants. The season was led by Eduardo Capetillo, and hosted by his wife Bibi Gaytán accompanied by Rafael Araneda. During the middle of the competition, on October 26, Eduardo Capetillo announced to the contestants that Magda Rodriguez was no longer the producer (she was fired due to low ratings). Juan Navarrete became the new producer. At the end of the 11th. Concert, Eduardo Capetillo announced that he would look for new contestants to join the competition. On the 12th. and 13th. Concert, 6 new contestants (Cecilia, Dianela, Héctor, Valeria, Alfonso, Gaby) were brought to the competition. After involving La Academia on a personal matter, Eduardo Capetillo and Bibi Gaytán were fired on December 7, 2011, 2 weeks before the finale. It was announced Julio Preciado would take his place as principal for the remaining weeks of the competition and Ingrid Coronado will return to host the semifinal and finale. The finale was held on December 18, once again in The Víctor Manuel Reyna Stadium in[ [Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas]]. The winner received MN$500,000 in addition to the cash prize accumulated over the course of the competition and a recording contract.

Emanuel, Cecilia, Gustavo, Ronald, Gil, Yanilen, Erick, Hancer, Pablo & Carmen reached the finale. Erick Sandoval was declared the ninth winner of La Academia.

Place Contestant Age City
01 Erick Sandoval 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexicali, Baja California
02 Pablo Balzano 27 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
03 Carmen Rios 25 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, USA
04 Gil Álvarez 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
05 Ronald Martínez 31 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela
06
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10*
Gustavo Cornejo 30 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, USA
Emanuel Peña 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Cecilia de la Cueva 25 Flag of Mexico.svg México D.F
Yanilen Díaz 25 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Hancer Pérez 19 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
11 Valeria Cox 26 Flag of Chile.svg Chile

Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina

12 Alfonso Cravioto 33 Flag of Mexico.svg México D.F
13 Héctor Ruiz 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Tuxla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
14 Lizbeth Colin 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Acapulco, Guerrero
15 Gaby Albo 20 Flag of Mexico.svg México D.F
16 Denisha Audifred 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Torreón, Coahuila
17 Dianela 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Durango
18 Melissa Barrera 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
19 Paco Zazueta 24 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Obregón, Sonora
20-22 Jose Antonio Mora 23 Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador
Javi Baerga 23 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico, USA
Jesus Falcón 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Macuspana, Tabasco
23-24 Eduardo D' Esezarate 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla, Puebla
Tadeo Bustamante 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancún, Quintana Roo
25 Gaby Luna 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Durango, Durango
26 Frank Díaz 19 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, USA
27 Dariela Vallejo 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
28 Yazmín Sanchez 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Tempoal, Veracruz
29 Huicho Pérez 15 Flag of Mexico.svg Chihuahua, Chihuahua
30 Mariana Balquiarena 20 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, USA
31 Noé Varela 18 Flag of the United States.svg Houston, USA
32-33 Alan Martin 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Tepatitlán, Jalisco
Ceci Magaña 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
34-36 Bárbara Ibarra 16 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Karen Lopez 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Culiacán, Sinaloa
Sergio Aguilar 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
37-41 Jacqueline Solis 28 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
Yamileth Hernández 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Poza Rica, Veracruz
Arón Manzanero 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Mérida, Yucatán
Giselle Rodriguez 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Sonora
Elisa Castellanos 17 Flag of Mexico.svg Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

* The specific rank wasn't revealed, but the contestants are listed in order of elimination

Season 10: Decade Generation (2012)[edit]

The Decade Generation premiered on August 26, 2012, celebrating the tenth anniversary of La Academia.[2][3][4] Fernando De Solar and his wife Ingrid Coronado were introduced as the new hosts of La Academia. On August 16, it was confirmed that the four judges will be Marta Sánchez, Julio Preciado, Cruz Martínez and First Generation's fourth place, Yahir. Chacho Gaytán, serve as the Principal of this generation. In this season, the contestants were no longer isolated as they could use the social media to keep in touch with fans and family. On September 16, the winner of The First Generation, Myriam, joined the judges panel. The finale was held on December 16, in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. The Convention Center and Polyforum of Chiapas, served for the first time as the setting of the final concert. The winner received a Recording Contract and MN$1,000,000.00.

Alexis, Chucho, Manuel, Rubí, Santana & Selene reached the finale. Alexis Montoya was declared the tenth winner of La Academia.

Place Contestants Age City
01 Alexis Montoya 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Caborca, Sonora
02 Chucho Rivas 14 Flag of Mexico.svg Mazatlán, Sinaloa
03 Selene Fitch 23 Flag of Mexico.svg La Paz, Baja California Sur
04 Santana Olvera 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas
05 Manuel Aguilar 25 Flag of Mexico.svg Tuxpan, Veracruz
06 Rubí Mendivil 19 Flag of Mexico.svg Ahome, Sinaloa
07 Yara Rey 27 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
08 Hacib Samir 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico, DF
09 Maru Barrios 33 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico, DF
10 Francisco 'Pako' Madrid 31 Flag of Mexico.svg Los Mochis, Sinaloa
11 Gaba Flores 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
12 Kevin Ruano 20 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
13 Azucena del Toro 31 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
14 Gabriela Maldonado 41 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
15 Freddy Sandoval 35 Flag of Mexico.svg Uruapan, Michoacán
16 Diana Molina 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz
17 Sandra Arcos 29 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico, DF
18 Liz & Mar Rodriguez 34/14 Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
19 Erik Torrel 26 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla, Puebla
20 Mario Orellana 18 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador
21-26 Edi Muriel 38 Flag of Mexico.svg Morelia, Michoacán
Gustavo Nava 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz, Veracruz
Joss Velasco 33 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico, DF
Kassandra Hernandez 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Monclova, Coahuila
Laura Alvarez 30 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay
Luis Caballero 20 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico, DF
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Kids Generations[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

La Academia Kids was presented in 2010 at the Bicentenanial Generation finale with Tatiana as the host. On February 22, 2012, Tatiana announced on her twitcam that the show was officially cancelled due to production issues.[5] On July 11, 2013, it was confirmed that La Academia Kids was in production again.[6] Ingrid Coronado returned as the host, joined by Mauricio Barcelata and Mariana Torres.[7] Alicia Villarreal, Lola Cortés and Luis Coronel serve as judges. On August 31, the show aired a casting special, while the first live concert took place on September 7th, and the finale was held on December 21st, where the winner received MN$500,000.

Adamaris, Cristopher, Eddy, Michelle, Nahomy & Ximena reached the finale. Eddy Valenzuela was declared the first winner of La Academia Kids.

Place Contestants Age City
01 Eddy Valenzuela 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Chihuahua
02 Nahomy Campas 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Sonora
03 Adamaris Madrid 10 Flag of Mexico.svg Culiacán, Sinaloa
04 Cristopher Vega 08 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
05 Ximena Ramos 07 Flag of Mexico.svg Durango
06 Michelle Gómez 10 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
07 Guillermo Romo 11 Flag of Mexico.svg Estado de México
08 Melany García 10 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
09 Esaú Juarez 06 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara
10 Japhet Jaquim 07 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla
11 Viviann Baeza 14 Flag of Mexico.svg Querétaro
12 Cristian Aguilar 13 Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Nuevo León
13 Lupillo Llamas 09 Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
14 Santiago Jiménez 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
15 Juan Ángel García 10 Flag of Mexico.svg San Luis Potosí
16 Corina Agosto 10 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Jalisco
17 Irany Martínez 09 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexicali, Baja California
18 Daniela Armas 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Uruapán, Michoacán
19 Sebastián Urdiales 11 Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
20 Leslie Alavez 11 Flag of Mexico.svg Distrito Federal
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

Due the high ratings Azteca producer Roberto Romagnoli confirmed a second season of the kids version.[8] On July 25, 2014, it was confirmed that Ingrid Coronado will return as the host, joined by Mariana Torres and Carlos Arenas. While Alicia Villarreal, Lolita Cortés, and First Generation's second place, Víctor García will serve as judges. The season is set to premiere on August 16th with a two-week casting special episodes, the first live concert will be on August 30th.

Place Contestants Age City
Alison Rivera 08 Flag of Mexico.svg Tabasco
Angélica Vargas 11 Flag of the United States.svg California, USA
Karla Herrate 12 Flag of Guatemala.svg Amatitlán, Guatemala
Lolita Mora 12 Flag of the United States.svg California, USA
Nicole Gatti 09 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz
Sarah Silva 11 Flag of the United States.svg California, USA
Sofia Escobar 08 Flag of Mexico.svg Puebla
Ximena Magaña 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Jalisco
Valeria Amarillas 06 Flag of Mexico.svg Sinaloa
Anthon Morales 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Nuevo León
Alexis Orozco 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Tijuana, Baja California
Giovanni "Giovas" Malvaez 08 Flag of Mexico.svg Xochimilco, DF
Jacob Ayala 11 Flag of Mexico.svg El Dorado, Culiacán
Jesus Figueroa 12 Flag of Guatemala.svg Mixco, Guatemala
Jose Fernando Hernandez 10 Flag of Mexico.svg Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas
Pablo Reina 06 Flag of Mexico.svg Coahuila
Yuawi Lopez 06 Flag of Mexico.svg Durango
18 Samantha Castro 10 Flag of Mexico.svg Veracruz
19 Alejandro Vargas 12 Flag of Mexico.svg Tecamac, Estado de México
20 Santiago Escobedo 05 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexicali, Baja California
21 Marco Lopez 11 Flag of Mexico.svg Azcapotzalco, DF
     Winner
     Runners-Up
     Finalist

Crew Information[edit]

Name Generation
1st
(2002)
2nd
(2003)
3rd
(2004)
4th
(2005)
USA
(2005)
5th
(2006)
6th
(2008)
7th
(2009)
8th
(2010)
9th
(2011)
10th
(2012)
K1
(2013)
K2
(2014)
Ingrid Coronado
Co-Host Host
Kiko Campos
Principal
Lolita Cortés
Judge Principal Judge Judge
Alicia Villarreal
Judge
Víctor García
Contestant Judge
Mariana Torres
Co-Host
Carlos Arenas
Co-Host
Alan Tacher
Host
Hector Martínez[note 2]
Principal Principal
Willy Gutiérrez
Principal
Amparo Rubín
Guest
Óscar López
Guest
Pancho Ruiz
Guest
Memo Mendez
Guest
Jose Luis Cornejo
Guest
Juan Carlos Alonso
Principal
Oscar Sarquiz
Judge Judge
Mimí
Judge
Arturo López Gavito
Guest Judge
Ilse
Judge
Fernando del Solar
Host Host
María Conchita Alonso
Judge Guest
Mónica Garza
Host
Jesse Cervantes
Principal
Regina Orozco
Judge
Rafael Araneda
Host
Enrique Guzmán
Judge Guest Guest
Raúl Quintanilla
Judge
Lisset
Judge
Chacho Gaytán
Judge Principal
Olga Tañón
Judge
Bibi Gaytán[note 3]
Co-Host
Eduardo Capetillo[note 4]
Principal
Julio Preciado
Guest Judge
Marta Sánchez
Guest Judge
Cruz Martínez
Judge
Yahir
Contestant Judge
Myriam
Contestant Judge
Mauricio Barcelata
Co-Host
Luis Coronel
Judge

Daily Recap Show Hosts:

  • Season 1-4: Alan Tacher
  • Season 5: Ricardo Hernández
  • Season 6: Rafael Araneda
  • Season 7: Ingrid Coronado / María Inés Guerra
  • Season 8: Cynthia / Ana La Salvia
  • Season 9: Lili Brillanti / Ivonne Montero

Discography[edit]

  • Some season 8 contestans had records before La Academia like Benjamin, Josue, Guillermo, Carolina, Johnny, Paolo, Edu
  • Some season 9 contestans had records before La Academia like Antonio, Javi, Jesús, Jacqueline

Outstanding Careers[edit]

La Academia has been the most important reality show of Azteca, but not all of the contestants have transcended to a successful career. There are some examples of former La Academia contestants, that have been constantly under the spotlight:

  1. Yahir was part of The First Generation of this reality, and so far he has been one of the contestants with the most achievements, he has starred in 4 soap-operas and recorded 7 albums which garnered different recognitions.
  2. Yuridia, earned the second place of The Fourth Generation, and has recorded 5 albums since, they have managed to sell 3.5 million copies in Latin America and have received Gold, Platinum and Diamond certifications.
  3. María Inés, released only one album after her participation in La Academia. Instead, she kept going as an acknowledged hostess of important television shows in Azteca, furthermore she was the main antagonist of the 2003 soap opera Enamórate and hosted shows for other networks like Glitz, E! Entertainment Television and Disney Channel.
  4. Carlos Rivera, was the winner of The Third Generation, and decided to switch from a singing career to musical theater. He has done five plays, one of them being The Lion King Musical in Spain which got him international recognition.
  5. Nadia was the fifth place of The First Generation, and her 2003 album received Gold and Platinum recognitions, as well as having her duet with Yahir, Contigo Si, on the top charts for 24 weeks. She has recorded several albums in different genres, and one of them got her a Grammy nomination, plus 3 Gold and 1 Platinum certifications.
  6. Myriam was the first winner of the reality show, and has sold many records throughout her career. Her discography consists of 6 studio albums and 3 compilations, which have received Gold and Platinum certifications.

Other former contestants have been in different plays (e.g. Leticia, Hiromi, Mario, Vince), T.V Shows (e.g. Ricardo, Cynthia, Esmeralda, Melissa Barrera), or having at least one successful studio album (e.g. Victor, Raúl, Toñita, Erika, Erasmo, Colette, Ma.Fernanda, TOBBY), but have never been able to reach the popularity of the aforementioned.

Specials[edit]

Tours[edit]

Tours
Season Tour Name Date Place Performers
1 Tour 2002-2003 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico DF
Monterrey, N.L.
Veracruz
Oaxaca
Queretaro
Leon, Guanajuato,
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Pachuca, Hidalgo
San Luis Potosi
Morelia, Michoacan
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Aguascalientes
Hermosillo, Sonora
Mexicali, B.C.
Tijuana, B.C.[9]
Myriam
Victor
Miguel Angel
Yahir
Nadia
Toñita
Raul
Estrella
Laura
Ma. Ines
Jose Antonio
Wendolee
Alejandro
Hector
4 Tour 2005 July 16, 2005
July 23, 2005
July 24, 2005
July 28, 2005
July 29, 2005
July 30, 2005
July 31, 2005
August 27, 2005
August 28, 2005
September 7, 2005
September 8, 2005
September 9, 2005
September 10, 2005
September 11, 2005
September 23, 2005
September 24, 2005
September 29, 2005
October 1, 2005
October 7, 2005
October 8, 2005
October 9, 2005
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico DF
San Luis Potosi
Leon, Guanajuato
Queretaro
Aguascalientes
Guadalajara
Colima
Las Vegas, USA
Dallas, USA
Hermosillo, Sonora
Los Angeles, USA
Fresno, USA
Sacramento, USA
Monterrey-Salinas, USA
San Jose, USA
Boise Idaho, USA
Houston, Texas
McAllen, Texas
Phoenix, Arizona
Yuma, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona[10][11]
Erasmo
Yurdia
Adrian
Cynthia
Edgar
Sylvia
Jose Luis
Johanna
Marco
Paula
Abyade
Mario
Jolette
7 La Nueva Academia Tour May 21, 2010 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico DF[12] Giovanna
Sebastian
Napoleon
Agustin
Menny
Oscar
Fabiola Jaramillo
9 La Gira que Gira January 28, 2012
January 29, 2012
February 18, 2012[13]
Teatro Blanquita, Mexico DF
Teatro Blanquita, Mexico DF
Jalisco
Erick
Pablo
Carmen
Gil
Ronald
Gustavo
Ceci
Yanilen
Hancer
Tadeo

Additional Information[edit]

Prizes[edit]

Generation
Season
1st. Place 2nd. Place 3rd. Place
1st MN$2,500,000.00[14] MN$1,500,000.00[15] MN$1,000,000.00
2nd MN$2,500,000.00[16] MN$1,500,000.00 MN$1,000,000.00
3rd MN$3,000,000.00[17] MN$1,500,000.00[18] MN$500,000.00[19]
4th MN$3,000,000.00 MN$1,500,000.00 MN$500,000.00
5th MN$3,000,000.00[20] MN$1,500,000.00 MN$500,000.00[21]
6th MN$3,000,000.00[22] Recording Contract[23] Recording Contract
7th MN$1,000,000.00[24] Recording Contract
8th MN$1,000,000.00[25] US$10,000[26] US$5,000[27]
9th MN$648,437.50[28] Recording Contract
10th MN$1,000,000.00 MN$300,000.00 MN$200,000.00
Kids MN$500,000.00 MN$250,000.00 MN$100,000.00

Guest judges by season[edit]

Guest performers by season[edit]

Groups formed after La Academia[edit]

Former:

  • La Posta:
    Cesar (S3), Adrian Varela (S4), Silvia (S4), Vince (S5), Citlali (S5), Yazmin (S5)
  • Laif:
    Marco (S2), Rene (S4), Benjamin (S8), Camilo, Pierre
  • G6:
    Maria Fernanda (S6), Valeria (S6), Alex (S6), Fatima (S6), Jackie (S6), Perla (S6)
  • 2+:
    Elisa (S2), Sergio Madrigal
  • Tobby:
    Matias Aranda(S6), Agustin (S7), Menny (S7), Oscar (S7), Sebastian Martingaste(S7)
  • Niña Rock:
    Jose Antonio (S1)


Current:

  • Las Reinas:
    Estrella (S1), Erika (S2) and Aranza
  • Marconi:
    Diego Espinoza (S3), Emiliano Roqué, Alejandro de la Madrid and Sergio
  • Norte:
    Erick Sandoval (S9), Paco Zazueta (S9) & Santana Olvera (S10)

Spin-Offs[edit]

Show Seasons Concerts Season Premiere Season Finale
1st Desafío de Estrellas 1-2 15 April 6, 2003 July 13, 2003
Homenaje A... 1-2 11 July 20, 2003 September 28, 2003
La Academia USA USA 15 November 20, 2005 February 26, 2006
2nd Desafío de Estrellas 1-4 22 January 8, 2006 June 25, 2006
El Gran Desafío de Estrellas 1-6 14 April 19, 2009 July 26, 2009
Segunda Opportunidad 1-7 + USA 11 March 21, 2010 June 6, 2010

Desafio De Estrellas (2003, 2006, 2009)[edit]

Main article: Desafio de Estrellas

Desafío de Estrellas is a Mexican musical show produced and distributed by Azteca, the second most important network in the country. The format of the Desafío is similar to American Idol with contestants eliminated every week and a grand finale with the top contestants competing to win the first place prize. Azteca has, until 2006, produced two versions of the program, one in 2003 and the other in 2006.

  • The 2003 version consisted only of former contestants of La Academia, another Azteca-produced show which had already garnished two seasons and, in the process, taken away rating from Televisa, the prime network of the country.
  • The 2006 version, on the other hand, consisted of both former contestants of La Academia (all four seasons), as well as other artists produced by Azteca in the middle and late 90s.
  • Later in 2009 a third season took place with former contestants of the six seasons of la academia.

Homenaje a...(2003)[edit]

Tribute to... placed season 1 and 2 contestants against each other each Sunday to compete for MN$100,000.

La Academia USA (2005–2006)[edit]

Main article: La Academia USA

This edition expanded the franchise to the United States, where Mariana Vargas was the winner.

Segunda Oportunidad (2010)[edit]

Main article: Segunda Oportunidad

Second Chance premiered on March 21, 2010. This show featured former contestants from seasons 1 to 7 who competed for a second chance at the competition and the music industry. The show featured 53 contestants from the 7 generations of "La Academia" and "La Academia USA". On March 4, 50 contestants were announced, the other two will be chosen by voters on the internet. On March 10, they announced the composition of 13 teams of four members each.

Azteca Conecta[edit]

Conecta are several youtube web-series, which are based on presenting former La Academia's contestants news, concerts, original songs, etc.[29]

Contestant Summary[edit]

Placements for all contestants in their respective generation, Desafíos de Estrellas and Segunda Oportunidad.

International Version[edit]

International Version
Region Local name Channel Winner Main Presenters
Guatemala El Salvador Honduras
Nicaragua Costa Rica Panama
Central America
La Academia Centroamérica Azteca Guatemala

Season 1, 2013: May Velasquez

Carlos Guerrero (season 1)
Celina Chanta (season 1)
Gustavo Vallecillo (season 1)
Brazil Chile Colombia
Ecuador Peru Bolivia
Argentina Uruguay Venezuela
South America
La Academia Sudamérica City tv Colombia

Season 1, 2013: TBA

Carolina Gomez (season 1)
Indonesia Indonesia Akademi Fantasi Indosiar Indosiar

Season 1, 2003: Veri Affandi
Season 2, 2004: Theodora Meilani Setyawati
Season 3, 2004: Putu Sutha Natawijaya
Season 4, 2005: Ade Alfonso
Season 5, 2006: Tri Widi Nugroho
Season 6, 2013: TBA

Adi Nugroho (Season 1 - Season 6)
Najib Ali (Season 4)
Bianca Liza(Season 6)
AFI Junior Indosiar

Season 1, 2004: Samuel Dharmawan
Season 2, 2004-2005: Deasy
Season 3, 2005: Adi

Malaysia Malaysia Akademi Fantasia Astro Ria

Season 1, 2003: Vincent Chong Ying-Cern
Season 2, 2004: Ahmad Zahid Baharuddin
Season 3, 2005: Asmawi Ani
Season 4, 2006: Mohammad Faizal Ramly
Season 5, 2007: Norsyarmilla Jirin
Season 6, 2008: Stracie Angie Anam
Season 7, 2009: Mohd Hafiz Mohd Suip
Season 8, 2010: Ahmad Shahir Zawawi
Season 9, 2011: Hazama Ahmad Azmi
Season 10, 2013: Faizul
Season 11, 2014: Upcoming season

Aznil Nawawi (Season 1-Season 5, season 9)
Jimmy Shanley (season 8)
Sarimah Ibrahim (season 6-season 8)
AC Mizal (season 6-season 7)
Seelan Paul(season 1)
Zizan Razak (New Version, season 10 AF 2013)
Paraguay Paraguay La Academia Telefuturo

Season 1, 2013: Marilina Bogado

Dani Da Rosa (season 1)
Singapore Singapore Sunsilk Academy Fantasia StarHub TV

Season 1, 2012: Hui Xian

Louis Wu & Ophelia Su Bei Ru (season 1)
Thailand Thailand True Academy Fantasia True Visions

Season 1, 2004: Vit,Pacharapol Jantieng
Season 2, 2005:Aof,Supanat Chalermchaichareonkij
Season 3, 2006: Tui,Kiatkamol Lata
Season 4, 2007: Nat,Nat Sakdatorn
Season 5, 2008: Natthew,Nat Thewphaingam
Season 6, 2009: Zani,Nipaporn Thitithanakarn
Season 7, 2010: Por,Aunnop Tongborrisut
Season 8, 2011: Ton,Tanatit Chaturapush
Season 9, 2012: Ice,Pornpassorn Chaiannniti
Season 10, 2013: Tungbeer,Phu-rivich Teerachad

Settha Sirachaya (Season 1-Season 10)
United States United States La Academia USA Azteca América

Season 1, 2005-2006: Mariana Vargas

Alan Tacher (season 1)
Fernando del Solar (season 1)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Those marked with an asterisk abandoned the competition.
    The person marked with a double-asterisk is the winner of the Judges' International Prize
  2. ^ Hector Martinez was the principal at season 2, but in the middle of the season left the show for personal reasons, Willy Gutierrez took his place as principal.
  3. ^ Bibi Gaitan was fired along Eduardo Capetillo and Ingrid Coronado replaced her in the last concerts.
  4. ^ Eduardo Capetillo was fired on December 7th, 2 weeks before the finale. It was announced Julio Preciado would take his place as principal for the remaining weeks of the competition.
  5. ^ Sung by: Alexis, Chucho, Selene, Santana, Manuel,
    Rubí, Yara, Hacib, Maru, Pako,
    Gaba, Kevin, Azucena, Gabriela, Freddy,
    Diana, Sandra, Liz&Mar, Erik, Mario

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