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Star Academy Arabia
Starac Arabia-logo.jpg
Star Academy Arabia title card
Created by John de Mol
Directed by Tony Qahwaji (Primes)
Micha Chahhoud (Dailies)
Presented by Hilda Kalife Moudabber
Country of origin Lebanon
Production
Producer(s)

Roula Saad (2003-2011)

Nadine Smayra (2013–)
Location(s) Adma, Lebanon Season 9 at Platea
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel LBCI (2003–)
CBC (2013–)
Picture format 576i (SDTV) (2003-2011)
720p (HDTV) (2013–)
Original run 5 December 2003 – present
External links
Website

Star Academy Arab World, also known as Star Academy: Al-Academya (Arabic: الأكاديمية‎) or Star Academy Arabia, is a pan-Arab televised talent show, which began in 2003 that features a group of young male and female candidates from all over the Arab world. The show became a huge success instantly and a must-watch event everyday for its fans. It is the Arabic adaptation of the French television show Star Academy, which is produced by Endemol. Star Academy Arab World is produced by Netherlands company Endemol, Vanilla Productions & PAC Ltd. The show is based on the Spanish format called Operación Triunfo.

The show basically revolves around 16–21 contestants that live in an isolated penthouse apartment for 4 months, with one of the contestants getting eliminated every week through a nomination process. The contestants get to showcase their talents in a weekly concert and perform on stage with various designs, dancers, solo performances, a cappella on piano sharing the stage with the most popular singers in the Arab World.

One of the show's highlights are the appearances of some of the Arab World's most important performers such as Najwa Karam, Diana Haddad, Haifa Wahbe, Elissa, Angham, Asalah, Ramy Ayach, Myriam Fares, Kazem Al Saher, Nawal Al-Zoghbi, Marwan Khoury, Carole Samaha, Ehab Tawfik, Wael Kfoury, Sherine, Fares Karam, Abdallah Al Rowaished and many more. The show has also been successful for its reinvention and continuous changes, just as, starting from the third season, the show witnessed guests from international superstars such as Julio Iglesias, Anggun, Karl Wolf, Tina Arena, Chris De Burgh and Massari.

On February 10, 2014, LBCI CBC & Endemol Middle East announced that Star Academy will renew another season. The casting started and will be held in Amman, Beirut, Erbil, Dubai, Cairo, Alexandria, Casablanca, Marrakech, Tunis, and Sousse.

Overview[edit]

Based in Adma north of Beirut, Lebanon, the show is aired for 4 months on the Egyptian TV station CBC and on the Lebanese terrestrial channel LBCI . It is hosted by Hilda Khalife. The show's concept consists of an academy and candidates/students, where it is also a talent competition to introduce a new artist among the candidates. Talents are not restricted to singing only, but for acting and dancing as well.

It is divided into two formats: each day a program presents moments of the everyday life and training of the candidates (what they are called), and every Thursday at 8:00 pm a prime show is live. In addition, an affiliate TV station films them 24/7.

The concept of the show is training the students in several disciplines: singing, acting, sports, vocalizing, theatre expression, dancing, and musical culture. Then, each Monday, the three weakest students are nominated. The nomination is done by the teaching staff after the candidates undergo an evaluation test the day before (Sunday). On Thursday, a special live show called "Prime" is broadcast. During the prime show, the candidates perform and sing either by themselves or with guest artists. The three nominated candidates' initial voting is through the public, done by either phone calls or text messages. The one with the highest percentage of votes returns. The two remaining candidates are then voted on by their fellow candidates, and the one with the most votes remains. The other candidate has to leave the academy immediately. When the overall number of candidates is reduced, the nomination by the professors comes down to two students. At this point, it's completely up to the public to vote who is in and who is out, as the remaining candidates do not vote.

The show proved to be immensely popular. As the CBC station also provides satellite connections to the majority of the Arab countries and to Egyptian and/or Arab communities throughout the world, it became one of the most popular shows in the Arab-speaking world. CBC And LBCI, the networks airing the show, reaped huge profits from the show but have been unable to replicate the show's success with other reality shows.

The show received intense criticism when it started off, which led some people to speculate that it would not succeed.[citation needed]

This debate also caused the indefinite postponing of West Asian edition of Big Brother, also known as Big Brother – Al Raiss.

The winners for the various series were:

Teachers[edit]

  • Academy Director:Roula Saad (Seasons 1-8) / Claudia Marchelian (Seasons 9-)
  • Contestant Supervisor: Fouad Fadel
  • Voice Instructor: Wadih Abi Raad / Khalil Abu Obeid / Hicham Boulos
  • Music Instructor: Michel Fadel
  • Vocalize Instructor: Mary Mahfoud
  • Dance Instructor: Alissar Caracalla
  • Drama Instructor: Betty (changes annually)
  • Fitness Instructor: George Assaf ( change annually )
  • Swimming Instructor: Sevag Demirjian
  • Basketball Instructor: Elie Mechantaf

Seasons[edit]

Star Academy 1[edit]

The first season of Star Academy 1 made its debut in early December 2003. The first season ended on 4 April 2004. The winner was the Egyptian candidate, Mohammad Attia.

The inaugural show quickly became popular and tickets for the show became harder to get as the show went on. The students, particularly the Top 8, became household names, and those that made the Top 8 became instant stars. The eight finalists were Mohammad Attia (Egypt), Bashar Al Shatty (Kuwait), Sophia El Mareekh (Morocco), Bahaa' El Kafy (Tunisia), Ahmed El Sherif (Tunisia), Myriam Attallah (Syria), Mohammad Khalawi (Saudi Arabia) and Cynthia Karam (Lebanon). The teachers were as follows: Wadih Abi Raad, Michael Fadel, Mary Mahfouth, Betty Taoutel, Aida Sabra, Elissar Karakalla and Rola Saad. At the end of the show, an album featuring the Top 8 was released, as well as a music video for the winner. They then went on a Pan Arab tour, performing concerts in Dubai, Kuwait, Cairo, Alexandria, Amman, Damascus, and Beirut.

Many of them released albums, ranging in various degrees of success. Bashar Al Shatty (Kuwait) has gained much success in his three albums which he released over the last five years. Also being crowned as the most successful teenage singer in the gulf region was added to his success of being the Star Academy finalist. However, the most successful was Ahmed El Sherif (Tunisia), despite coming in the 5th place. His album has been the most successful among all student from Star Academy thus far, and has also dwarfed the albums of any of the contestants from rival show SuperStar on Future TV.

  • Mohammad Attia (Winner; released one album)
  • Bashar Al Shatti (Finalist; released three albums)
  • Bahaa' El Kafy (3rd place; released one album)
  • Mohammad Khalawi place; released one album
  • Ahmed El Sherif (5th place; released two albums)
  • Sophia El Mareekh (6th place; released one album)
  • Cynthia Karam (7th place; no albums released)
  • Myriam Attallah (8th place; no albums released)

The candidate that took the 9th place, Bruno Tabbal, participated in the "World Best" contest that englobed about 11 countries that have this reality show in their country. He took the 10th place, and the French person, Elodie Frégé, won.

Primes

Prime: 26/12/03 02/01/04 09/01/04 16/01/04 23/01/04 30/01/04 06/02/04 13/02/04 20/02/04 27/02/04 05/03/04 12/03/04 19/03/04 26/03/04 02/04/04
Public's vote : Nesrine
33%
Yasser
24%
Soumaya
43%
Amine
54%
Yasser
13%
Youssef
33%
Mira
47%
Yasser
15%
Soumaya
38%
Ahmad
63%
Mira
16%
Amine
21%
Soumaya
46%
Leila
28%
Mira
26%
Sophia
48%
Bruno
28%
Soumaya
24%
Mohamaed A
56%
Bruno
28%
Mira
16%
Ahmad
50%
Sophia
31%
Bruno
19%
Sophia
51.3%
Myriam
48.7%
Mohamad K
71.6%
Cynthia
28.4%
Bashar
78.2%
Sophia
21.8%
Mohamad K
55.4%
Ahmad
44.6%
Bashar
57.9%
Mohamad K
42.1%
Mohamad A
51.1%
Bahaa
48.9%
Mohamad A
55.1%
Bashar
44.9%
Evicted : Nisrine
5/11 votes
Youssef
6/12 votes3
Yasser
3/11 votes
Amine
4/10 votes
Leila
4/9 votes
Soumaya
4/8 votes1
Mira
3/7 votes
Bruno
2/6 votes
Myriam
Public's vote
Cynthia
Public's vote
Sofia
Public's vote
Ahmad
Public's vote
Mohamad K
Public's vote
Bahaa
Public's vote
Contestants' votes Public's vote
Mohamad Attiah Yasser Yasser Yasser Amine Mira Bruno Saved by public Sophia Saved Saved Saved Saved Saved Saved by public Winner
Bashar Al-Shatty Yasser Youssef Soumaya Amine Leila Bruno Mira Sophia Saved Saved Saved by public Saved Saved by public Saved 2nd Place
Bahaa Al-Kafi Nisrine Youssef Soumaya Mira Mira Soumaya Mira Sophia Saved Saved Saved Saved Saved Evicted 3rd Place
Mohammed Khalawi Yasser Youssef Yasser Amine Mira Soumaya Mira Sophia Saved Saved by public Saved Saved by public Evicted 4th Place
Ahmad Cherif Yasser Yasser Soumaya Saved by public Mira Soumaya Bruno Saved by public Saved Saved Saved Evicted 5th Place
Sophia Marikh None Yasser Soumaya Amine Mira Saved by public Bruno Saved by colleagues Saved by public Saved Evicted 6th Place
Cynthia Karam None Youssef Soumaya Mira Leila Bruno Bruno Bruno Saved Evicted 7th Place
Myriam Atallah Nisrine Yasser Soumaya Mira Leila Soumaya Bruno Bruno Evicted 8th Place
Bruno Tabal Nisrine Yasser Soumaya Mira Leila Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Evicted 9th Place
Mira Mikhail2 Nisrine Youssef Saved by public Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Bruno Evicted 10th Place
Soumaya Saved by Public Yasser Saved by colleagues Mira Saved by public Evicted 11th Place
Leila Nisrine Youssef Soumaya Mira Evicted 12th Place
Amine Errachidi Yasser Saved by public Yasser Evicted 13th Place
Yasser Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Evicted 14th Place
Youssef Yasser Evicted 15th Place
Nisrine Evicted 16th Place

^Note 1.1 : As there was a tie, Sophia had the casting vote and she saved Bruno.
^Note 1.2 : One week after the beginning of the program, She was chosen to participate in the program because of the withdrawal of the Syrian candidate Wafaa due to some pregnancy problems.
^Note 1.3 : As there was a tie, Amine had the casting vote and he saved Yasser.

Tour

Mohamad A, Bashar, Bahaa, Ahmad, Mohamad K, Sophia, Cynthia, and Myriam (the Top 8) were chosen to be part of the tour.

Star Academy 2[edit]

Hisham, from Saudi Arabia, was declared as the winner this year, even though he was not the critic's favorite. He is also the winner with the most nominations in the show's history, with a record 4 nominations. Most felt that Amani or Zizi were the better performers overall. Many also felt that this year was a step-down in the quality of students from the previous year, with only Amani, Zizi, and Ahmed being deemed good singers.

Primes

Prime: 07/01/05 14/01/05 21/01/05 28/01/05 04/02/05 11/02/05 25/02/05 03/03/05 10/03/05 17/03/05 24/03/05 01/04/05 08/04/05 15/04/05
Public's vote : Anas
54.16%
Randa
27.13%
Imane
18.71%
Anas
59.90%
Hanane
23.52%
Imane
16.58%
Fahed
40.28%
Bashar K
36.35%
Anas
23.37%
Salma
72.81%
Katia
16.84%
Imane
10.35%
Ahmad S
35.71%
Bashar K
33.53%
Fahed
30.76%
Hisham
76.87%
Ahmad S
12.88%
Fahed
10.25%
Ahmad S
34.92%
Joy
33.02%
Samer
32.06%
Ahmad H
72.92%
Ahmad S
15.74%
Samer
11.34%
Bashar G
55.33%
Salma
44.67%
Bashar G
53.10%
Samer
46.90%
Katia
6.70%
Bashar G
8.26%
Hisham
85.04%
Ahmad H
32.45%
Hisham
67.55%
Hisham
58.35%
Zizi
41.65%
Hisham
51.84%
Amani
48.16%
Evicted : Randa
3/13 votes
Hanane
3/12 votes
Anas
4/11 votes
Imane
2/10 votes
Bashar K
4/9 votes
Fahed
2/8 votes
Joy
1/7 votes
Ahmad S
2/6 votes
Salma
Public's vote
Samer
Public's vote
Bashar G
Katia
Public's vote
Ahmad H
Public's vote
Zizi
Public's vote1
Contestants' votes Public's vote
Hisham Imane Imane Anas Katia Fahed Saved by public Samer Ahmad S Saved Saved Saved by public Saved by public Saved by public Winner
Amani Imane Hanane Anas Imane Bashar K Ahmad S Samer Samer Saved Saved Saved Saved Saved 2nd Place
Zizi Randa Hanane Bashar K Katia Fahed Fahed Samer Ahmad S Saved Saved Saved Saved Evicted 3rd Place
Ahmad H Imane Hanane Anas Katia Fahed Ahmad S Joy Saved by public Saved Saved Saved Evicted 4th Place
Bashar G Imane Imane Bashar K Katia Fahed Ahmad S Samer Samer Saved by public Saved by public Evicted 5th Place
Katia Imane Imane Bashar K Saved by colleagues Bashar K Ahmad S Samer Samer Saved Saved Evicted 6th Place
Samer Imane Imane Bashar K Katia Fahed Fahed Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Saved Evicted 7th Place
Salma Imane Imane Anas Saved by public Bashar K Ahmad S Samer Samer Evicted 8th Place
Ahmad S Imane Imane Bashar K Katia Saved by public Saved by colleagues Saved by public Evicted 9th Place
Joy Imane Imane Bashar K Imane Bashar K Ahmad S Evicted 10th Place
Fahed Randa Imane Saved by public Katia Saved by colleagues Evicted 11th Place
Bashar K Imane Imane Saved by colleagues Katia Evicted 12th Place
Imane Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Bashar K Evicted 13th Place
Anas Saved by public Saved by public Evicted 14th Place
Hanane Randa Evicted 15th Place
Randa Evicted 16th Place

Tour

Hisham, Amani, Zizi, Ahmad H, Bashar G, Katia, Samer, and Salma (once again, the Top 8) were chosen to be part of the tour.

Star Academy 3[edit]

Joseph Attieh, who is a radio and TV production student received a trophy, $50,000 in cash and a brand new 2006 car. He was 19 years old and the first Lebanese to win the Title. This year was seen as an improvement over the previous year, and a return to the level of the first season, with many talented students. Some like Hani, Hanaa, and Shayma were deemed just as worthy of winning as Joseph. There were also many other strong performers like Fadi, Khalifa, Rakiya, Maya, and Wajdi.

This year, the show expanded the number of students from 16 contestants, in the two previous years, to 19 students.

Primes

Prime: 30/12/05 06/01/06 13/01/06 20/01/06 27/01/06 03/02/06 10/02/06 17/02/06 24/02/06 03/03/06 10/03/06 17/03/06 24/03/06 31/03/06 07/04/06
Public's vote : Rym
55.56%
Jihane
25.76%
Fady
18.68%
Mohamad
42.38%
Chadia
31.61%
Manale
26.01%
Mohammad
44.94%
Mohamed
43.38%
Manale
11.68%
Rym
41.56%
Mohamed
35.69%
Walid
22.75%
Wajdi
62.04%
Marwa
22.88%
Issa
15.08%
Rym
36.86%
Issa
33.43%
Mohammad
29.71%
Rym
44.72%
Wajdi
40.00%
Mohamad
15.28%
Chayma
35.82%
Mohamad
34.23%
Mohammad
29.95%
Rym
36.12%
Rakiya
34.25%
Maya
29.63%
Khalifa
44.89%
Mohammad
29.86%
Maya
25.25%
Chayma
53.78%
Rym
46.22%
Khalifa
50.47%
Maya
49.53%
Fady
67.08%
Khalifa
32.92%
Hani
50.34%
Chayma
39.86%
Fady
9.80%
Joseph
55.15%
Hani
29.20%
Hanaa
15.65%
Evicted : Jihane
7/16 votes
Chadia
2/15 votes
Manale
7/14 votes1
Mohamed
3/13 votes
Marwa
4/11 votes
Issa
5/10 votes2
Wajdi
4/9 votes
Mohamad
4/8 votes3
Rakiya
3/7 votes
Mohammad
0/6 votes
Rym
Public's vote
Maya
Public's vote
Khalifa
Public's vote
Chayma
Fady

Public's vote
Contestants' votes Public's vote
Joseph Fady Manale Manale Walid Issa Mohammad Wajdi Mohammad Maya Maya Saved Saved Saved Saved Winner
Hani Fady Manale Manale Walid Marwa Mohammad Mohamad Mohamad Rakiya Maya Saved Saved Saved Saved by public 2nd Place5
Hanaa Jihane Chadia Manale Walid Issa Mohammad Wajdi Mohamad Maya Maya Saved Saved Saved Saved 3rd Place
Chayma Fady Manale Mohamed Walid Issa Issa Wajdi Saved by public Maya Maya Saved by public Saved Saved Evicted 4th Place
Fady Saved by colleagues Manale Manale Walid Marwa Issa Mohamad Mohammad Maya Maya Saved Saved Saved by public Evicted 5th Place
Khalifa Fady Manale Mohamed Mohamed Issa Mohammad Mohamad Mohammad Rakiya Saved by public Saved Saved by public Evicted 6th Place
Maya Fady Manale Manale Walid Marwa Issa Wajdi Mohamad Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Saved Evicted 7th Place
Rym Saved by public Manale Mohamed Saved by public Issa Saved by public Saved by public Mohammad Saved by public Maya Evicted 8th Place
Mohammad I Jihane Manale Saved by public Mohamed Issa Saved by colleagues Mohamad Saved by colleagues Rakiya Evicted 9th Place
Rakiya Jihane Chadia Manale Walid Marwa Mohammad Mohamad Mohamad Evicted 10th Place
Mohamad F Jihane Saved by public Mohamed Walid Issa Issa Saved by colleagues Evicted 11th Place
Wajdi Fady Manale Manale Walid Saved by public Issa Evicted 12th Place
Issa Jihane Manale Mohamed Mohamed Saved by colleagues Evicted 13th Place
Marwa Jihane Manale Mohamed Walid Evicted 14th Place
Walid Fady Manale Mohamed Saved by colleagues 15th Place4
Mohamed D Fady Manale Saved by colleagues Evicted 16th Place
Manale Fady Saved by colleagues Evicted 17th Place
Chadia Jihane Evicted 18th Place
Jihane Evicted 19th Place

^Note 3.1 : As there was a tie, Mohammad Ibrahim had the casting vote and he saved Mohamed Dossary
^Note 3.2 : As there was a tie, Rym had the casting vote and she saved Mohammad Ibrahim
^Note 3.3 : As there was a tie, Chayma had the casting vote and she saved Mohammad Ibrahim
^Note 3.4 : He withdrew from the academy after being nominated and saved by his colleagues vote and not by the public's vote

Tour

Joseph, Hani, Hanaa, Chayma, Fady, Khalifa, Maya, Rakiya and Wajdi were chosen to be part of the tour. This was the first year 9 students instead of 8 went on tour. It was also the first time where the Top finishing students did not all go on tour. Despite finishing 8th and 9th, Rym and Mohammed I were not chosen for the tour, Rakiya and Wajdi were selected to go on tour instead.

Star Academy 4[edit]

Shada Hassoun, from Iraq and Morocco, made history by being the first girl to take the title.

The fourth season (2007) was also the first season where two girls claimed the first and second place when Shada Hassoun came in first, and Marwa (from Tunisia) came in second. It was also noteworthy to feature the first female contestant from the Persian Gulf, Shoroq (from Bahrain), as well as the first contestant from Oman, Ayoub.

Primes

Prime: 22/12/06 29/12/06 05/01/07 12/01/07 19/01/07 26/01/07 02/02/07 09/02/07 16/02/07 23/02/07 02/03/07 09/03/07 16/03/07 23/03/07 30/03/07
Public's vote : Maisoun
42.18%
Khaled
35.29%
Nelly
22.53%
Maisoun
35.08%
Nelly
33.65%
Intissar
31.27%
Shoroq
45.97%
Maisoun
42.93%
Nelly
11.10%
Abdul Aziz
64.25%
Dany
28.89%
Nelly
6.86%
Ali
57.71%
Imane
23.37%
Shoroq
18.92%
Sally
54.17%
Imane
23.89%
Dany
21.94%
Ali
56.51%
Abdul Aziz
34.26%
Dany
9.23%
Ahmad
44.34%
Abdul Aziz
33.58%
Ayoub
22.08%
Sally
43.72%
Imed
35.30%
Ayoub
20.98%
Ahmad
36.14%
Amel
33.24%
Imed
30.62%
Ali
37.35%
Sally
37.18%
Amel
25.47%
Ali
42.84%
Sally
30.86%
Ahmad
26.31%
Mohamed
55.61%
Ali
35.65%
Tina
8.74%
Shatha
54.08%
Sally
45.92%
Shatha
40.63%
Marwa
28.65% Mohamed
25.06%
Carlo
5.66%
Evicted : Khaled
7/16 votes
Intissar
7/15 votes
Maisoun
6/14 votes
Nelly
3/13 votes
Shoroq
3/12 votes
Imane
4/11 votes
Dany
3/10 votes
Abdul Aziz
4/9 votes
Ayoub
3/8 votes
Imed
3/7 votes
Amel
3/6 votes1
Ahmad
2/5 votes
Ali
Tina
Public's vote
Sally
Public's vote
Contestants' votes Public's votes
Shada Nelly Intissar Nelly Nelly Imane Imane Abdul Aziz Ayoub Ayoub Amel Amel Ahmad Saved Saved by public Winner
Marwa Nelly Intissar Nelly Dany Imane Imane Abdul Aziz Ayoub Imed Imed Amel Ahmad Saved Saved 2nd Place
Mohamed Khaled Nelly Maisoun Dany Imane Dany Abdul Aziz Ayoub Imed Imed Sally Sally Saved by public Saved 3rd Place
Carlo Nelly Nelly Nelly Dany Imane Dany Dany Abdul Aziz Imed Imed Sally Sally Saved Saved 4th Place
Sally Nelly Intissar Maisoun Dany Imane Saved by public Dany Abdul Aziz Saved by public Amel Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Saved Evicted 5th Place
Ali Khaled Nelly Maisoun Dany Saved by public Dany Saved by public Abdul Aziz Ayoub Amel Saved by public Saved by public Evicted 6th Place
Tina Nelly Nelly Nelly Nelly Imane Dany Dany Ayoub Imed Amel Sally Sally Evicted 7th Place
Ahmad Khaled Intissar Nelly Dany Shoroq Dany Abdul Aziz Saved by public Ayoub Saved by public Amel Evicted 8th Place
Amel Nelly Intissar Maisoun Dany Imane Imane Abdul Aziz Ayoub Imed Saved by colleagues Evicted 9th Place
Imed Khaled Intissar Maisoun Dany Imane Imane Abdul Aziz Abdul Aziz Saved by colleagues Evicted 10th Place
Ayoub Khaled Nelly Nelly Nelly Shoroq Dany Abdul Aziz Saved by colleagues Evicted 11th Place
Abdul Aziz Khaled Nelly Nelly Saved by public Shoroq Dany Saved by colleagues Evicted 12th Place
Dany Nelly Nelly Nelly Saved by colleagues Imane Saved by colleagues Evicted 13th Place
Imane Nelly Intissar Maisoun Dany Saved by colleagues' Evicted 14th Place
Shoroq Khaled Nelly Saved by public Dany Evicted 15th Place
Nelly Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Evicted 16th Place
Maisoun Saved by public Saved by public Evicted 17th Place
Intissar Nelly Evicted 18th Place
Khaled Evicted 19th Place

^Note 4.1 : As there was a tie, Ali had the casting vote and he saved Sally

Tour

Shada, Marwa, Mohamed, Carlo, Sally, Ali, Tina, Ahmad, and Imed were chosen to be part of the tour. Once again, 9 students were chosen for the tour. even though Amel was placed ahead of Imed, he was chosen to go on tour instead of her.

Star Academy 5[edit]

The fifth season of Star Academy began on 25 January 2008. There were several changes in the academy that included a new swimming pool, a basketball court, a trampoline, a pool and tennis table and a newly decorated building. New lessons were added this season including swimming lessons, basketball lessons and music lessons. Another change was the increase in the number of students, from 19 in the previous season to now 20.

The final prime of Star Academy 5 held on 23 May 2008, witnessed the crowning of Nader Guirat, the first winner from Tunis and the Maghreb region.

His victory was somewhat controversial, as Nader Guirat was the first winner of the program to sing primarily in non-Arabic languages (English, French, etc.). Even though he did sing in Arabic on rare occasions, many felt that his Arabic singing was nowhere near up to the standards of the other contestants, and not worthy of a variety show that is primarily in Arabic. Nader is also the first winner to be a nominee without being saved by the public, as he had received a low percentage of votes.

Primes

Prime: 01/02/08 08/02/08 15/02/08 22/02/08 29/02/08 07/03/08 14/03/08 21/03/08 28/03/08 04/04/08 11/04/08 18/04/08 25/04/08 02/05/08 09/05/08 16/05/08 23/05/08
Public's vote : Ahmad
51.25%
Omar
39.73%
Jessica
9.02%
Khaled
56.23%
Iman
26.98%
Jessica
16.79%
Zaher
67.91%
Khaled
23.12%
Fawaz
8.97%
Badr
35.95%
Ahmad
34.86%
Khaled
29.19%
Asma
55.31%
Amal M
29.66%
Iman
15.03%
Adnan
37.47%
Dia
32.99%
Khaled
29.54%
Amel B
61.60%
Asma
20.28%
Zaher
18.12%
Badr
38.02%
Zaher
33.05%
Adnan
28.93%
Mirhan
40.41%
Moustapha
35.50%
Amal M
24.09%
Dia
71.32%
Badr
20.07%
Amal M
8.61%
Amel B
48.82%
Dia
44.48%
Amal M
6.70%
Dia
53.10%
Amel B
39.96%
Zaher
6.94%
Dia
61.05%
Nader
31.96%
Zaher
6.99%
Mirhan
53.15%
Dia
46.85%
Abdallah
72.46%
Mirhan
27.54%
Mohamad
73.91%
Shahinaz
26.09%
Nader
34.44%
Mohamad
34.04%
Saad
31.52%
Evicted : Omar
7/17 votes
Jessica
6/16 votes
Fawaz
7/15 votes
Ahmad
7/14 votes1
Iman
5/13 votes
Khaled
3/12 votes
Asma
5/11 votes
Adnan
4/10 votes
Moustapha
3/9 votes
Badr
4/8 votes2
Amal M
3/7 votes
Amel B
2/6 votes
Zaher
2/5 votes
Dia
Public's vote
Mirhan
Public's vote
Shahinaz
Public's vote
Contestants' vote Public's vote
Nader Omar Iman Khaled Ahmad Amal M Dia Zaher Zaher Amal M Amal M Amal M Amel B Saved by colleagues Saved Saved Saved Winner
Mohamad Omar Iman Fawaz Khaled Iman Khaled Zaher Zaher Amal M Badr Amal M Zaher Zaher Saved Saved Saved by public 2nd Place
Saad Jessica Jessica Fawaz Khaled Amal M Dia Asma Adnan Moustapha Badr Dia Zaher Zaher Saved Saved Saved 3rd Place
Shahinaz Omar Iman Khaled Ahmad Iman Dia Zaher Zaher Amal M Amal M Dia Zaher Nader Saved Saved Evicted 4th Place
Abdallah Jessica Iman Fawaz Khaled Iman Khaled Asma Adnan Moustapha Badr Dia Zaher Nader Saved Saved by public 5th Place3
Mirhan Omar Jessica Fawaz Ahmad Amal M Dia Zaher Zaher Saved by public Amal M Dia Amel B Nader Saved by public Evicted 6th Place
Dia Jessica Jessica Khaled Ahmad Amal M Saved by colleagues Asma Adnan Amal M Saved by public Saved by colleagues Saved by public Saved by public Evicted 7th Place
Zaher Jessica Jessica Saved by public Khaled Amal M Dia Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Amal M Badr Amal M Saved by colleagues Evicted 8th Place
Amel Boshousha Jessica Iman Khaled Khaled Amal M Dia Saved by public Zaher Amal M Amal M Saved by public Evicted 9th Place
Amal Mahalawi Jessica Iman Fawaz Ahmad Saved by colleagues Dia Asma Zaher Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Evicted 10th Place
Badr Omar Iman Fawaz Saved by public Iman Khaled Zaher Saved by public Moustapha Evicted 11th Place
Moustapha Jessica Jessica Khaled Ahmad Amal M Dia Zaher Adnan Evicted 12th Place
Adnan Jessica Iman Khaled Khaled Amal M Saved by public Asma Evicted 13th Place
Asma Jessica Iman Fawaz Ahmad Saved by public Dia Evicted 14th Place
Khaled Omar Saved by public Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Iman Evicted 15th Place
Iman Omar Saved by colleagues Khaled Khaled Evicted 16th Place
Ahmad Saved by public Jessica Khaled Evicted 17th Place
Fawaz Jessica Iman Evicted 18th Place
Jessica Saved by colleagues Evicted 19th Place
Omar Evicted 20th Place

^Note 5.1 : As there was a tie, Badr had the casting vote and he saved Khaled
^Note 5.2 : As there was a tie, Dia had the casting vote and she saved Amal M
^Note 5.3 : He withdrew from the academy in the semifinals week due to several fights with Mohamad qwidaer which made him take the decision to leave the academy. There were also rumors that the Saudi Arabia government advised all their citizens to leave Lebanon due to the current unrest

Tour

Nader, Mohamad, Saad, Shahinaz, Mirhan, Diaa and Amel B were chosen to be part of the tour. This was the first time only 7 students had been chosen for the tour (previous years had 8 or 9 students). However, for unknown reasons, the tour was cancelled.

Star Academy 6[edit]

The winner of Star Academy 6 made history by being the first contestant from a country that already had a student win from it. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman from Saudi Arabia became the second Saudi Arabian, after Hisham Abdulrahman from season 2, to win the title.

Star Academy 6 has undergone some major changes, the studio was enlarged and the Academy itself went through an extreme makeover and now includes a theater for movies, a spa, and a DJ Studio.

Primes

Prime: 27/02/09 06/03/09 13/03/09 20/03/09 27/03/09 03/04/09 10/04/09 17/04/09 24/04/09 01/05/09 08/05/09 15/05/09 22/05/09 29/05/09 05/06/09 12/06/09
Public's vote: Mohamad S
44.45%
Jaber
40.03%
Noura
15.51%
Mohamad S
38.13%
Meteb
33.00%
Michel R
28.87%
Mohamad S
57.38%
Iness
27.74%
Noura
14.88%
Zaher
35.09%
Nazem
33.11%
Iness
31.80%
Yehya
60.54%
Mohamad S
29.52%
Nazem
9.94%
Khawla
46.72%
Yehya
36.98%
Mohamad S
16.03%
Nasser
50.47%
Khawla
34.96%
Zaher
14.57%
Ibrahim
43.07%
Yehya
34.07%
Diala
22.86%
Lara
55.14%
Nasser
27.58%
Tania
17.28%
Lara
49.29%
Yehya
36.94%
Zaher
13.77%
Abd Al Aziz
62.18%
Aya
29.08%
Yehya
8.74%
Ibrahim
50.44%
Yehya
43.76%
Tania
5.80%
Mohamad B
?%
Lara
?%
Lara
64.91%
Mohamad B
29.63%
Tania
5.46%
Ibrahim
52.35%
Lara
47.65%
Abd Al Aziz
50.30%
Bassma
26.12%
Ibrahim
19.55%
Michel A
4.03%
Evicted : Jaber
5/17 votes
Meteb
2/16 votes
Noura
5/15 votes
Iness
1/14 votes
Nazem
6/13 votes
Mohamad S
4/12 votes
Khawla
4/10 votes
Diala
3/9 votes
Nasser
2/8 votes
Zaher
3/7 votes
Aya
2/6 votes
Yehya
2/5 votes
Both Stayed
2
Mohamad B
Tania
Public's vote
Lara
Public's vote
Contestants Contestants' votes Public's vote
Abdulaziz Jaber Meteb Iness Nazem Nazem Yehya Zaher Yehya Nasser Zaher Saved by public Yehya Saved Saved Saved Winner
Bassma Jaber Michel R Iness Nazem Nazem Yehya Khawla Diala Tania Yehya Yehya Tania Saved Saved Saved 2nd Place
Ibrahim Noura Meteb Noura Nazem Mohamad S Mohamad S Zaher Saved by public Tania Yehya Yehya Saved by public Saved Saved Saved by public 3rd Place
Michel A Noura Michel R Noura Nazem Nazem Yehya Zaher Yehya Tania Yehya Yehya Tania Saved Saved Saved 4th Place
Lara Noura Michel R Noura Nazem Mohamad S Mohamad S Khawla Diala Saved by public Saved by public Aya Yehya Saved Saved by public Evicted 5th Place
Mohamad B Noura Michel R Iness Nazem Nazem Yehya Zaher Yehya Tania Zaher Aya Tania Saved Evicted 6th Place
Tania Noura Michel R Noura Nazem Nazem Yehya Zaher Diala Saved by colleagues Yehya Yehya Saved by colleagues Saved Evicted 7th Place
Yehya Noura Michel R Iness Nazem Saved by public Saved by colleagues Zaher Saved by colleagues Nasser Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Evicted 8th Place
Aya Noura Michel R Iness Nazem Mohamad S Mohamad S Khawla Yehya Tania Zaher Evicted 9th Place
Zaher Noura Michel R Iness Saved by public Mohamad S Mohamad S Saved by colleagues Yehya Tania Evicted 10th Place
Nasser Noura Michel R Noura Nazem Mohamad S Yehya Saved by public Yehya Evicted 11th Place
Diala Jaber Michel R Iness Iness Mohamad S Yehya Khawla Evicted 12th Place
Khawla Jaber Michel R Iness Nazem Mohamad S Saved by public Evicted 13th Place
Michel R Noura Saved by colleagues Iness Nazem Nazem Yehya 14th Place1
Mohamad S Saved by public Saved by public Saved by public Nazem Saved by colleagues Evicted 15th Place
Nazem Noura Michel R Iness Saved by colleagues Evicted 16th Place
Iness Noura Michel R Saved by colleagues Evicted 17th Place
Noura Saved by colleagues Michel R Evicted 18th Place
Meteb Jaber Evicted 19th Place
Jaber Evicted 20th Place

^Note 6.1 : He withdrew from the academy after not being in the weekly top 5.
^Note 6.2 : Although it was a special prime for the children cancer center "St.Jude" in Lebanon both of them were not eliminated and their vote's percentage were donated automatically to St. jude children cancer medical center.

Tour

Abdulaziz, Bassma, Ibrahim, Michel A, Lara, Mohamed B, Tania, Yehya and Nasser were chosen to be part of the tour. Once again, unlike the previous season, the tour chose to have 9 students to participate. But once again, for unknown reasons, the tour was canceled.

Star Academy 7[edit]

Star Academy 7 launched its first prime from Adma, Lebanon on the 19 February 2010 on LBC.

This year's winner was Nassif Zaytoun from Syria. He made history by being the first contestant from Syria to win.

Primes

^Note 7.1 : As there was a tie, Salwa had the casting vote and she saved Aline
^Note 7.2 : As there was a tie, Tahra had the casting vote and she saved Bassel
^Note 7.3 : As there was a tie, Tahra had the casting vote and she saved Asma
^Note 7.4 : As there was a tie, Badreia had the casting vote and she saved Zeina
^Note 7.5 : There were rumors that the lines in Iraq to vote for Rahma were free of charge on certain days

Prime: 26/02/10 05/03/10 12/03/10 19/03/10 26/03/10 02/04/10 09/04/10 16/04/10 23/04/10 30/04/10 07/05/10 14/05/10 21/05/10 28/05/10 04/06/10
Public's vote: Salwa
46.02%
Jack
29.69%
Aline
24.29%
Mehdi
57%
Tahra
38%
Salwa
5%
Tahra
66.70%
Bassel
29.19%
Aline
4.11%
Mehdi
67%
Bassel
27%
Haitham
6%
Tahra
48.3%
Mehdi
31.06%
Rania
20.64%
Mahmoud
36%
Rania
34%
Miral
30%
Tahra
57%
Mohamed A
37%
Rayan
6%
Zeina
66.57%
Bassel
20.75%
Abdelaziz
12.68%
Tahra
48.25%
Abdelaziz
24.24%
Miral
15.87%
Asma
11.64%
Zeina
21.67%
Mohamed A
36.69%
Badreia
41.64%
Zeina
14.88%
Mahmoud
22.88%
Tahra
62.24%
Sultan
42.53%
Mahmoud
17.69%
Tahra
39.78%
Sultan
20.26%
Rahma
69.96%
Asma
9.78%
'Badreia'
23.55%
Rahma
49.63%
Ramy
26.82%
Mohamed R
10.71%
Nassif
65.21%
Rahma
24.08%
Evicted : Jack
9/18 votes1
Salwa
4/17 votes
Aline
8/16 votes2
Haitham
6/15 votes
Mehdi
4/14 votes
Rania
5/13 votes
Rayan
5/12 votes
Bassel
3/11 votes
Abdelaziz Miral
Abdelaziz: 1/9 Votes-Miral: 4/9 Votes3
Mohamed A
4/8 votes4
Zeina
3/7 votes
Tahra
Mahmoud
Public's vote
Sultan
Asma
Public's vote5
Ramy
Badreia
Public's vote5
Contestants Contestants' votes Public's vote
Nassif Zaytoun Jack Tahra Bassel Bassel Mehdi Miral Rayan Abdelaziz Miral Zeina Zeina Saved Saved Saved Winner
Rahma Mezher Aline Tahra Bassel Haitham Rania Miral Mohamed A Abdelaziz Asma Zeina Zeina Saved Saved by public Saved by public 2nd Place
Mohamed Ramadan Aline Tahra Bassel Bassel Rania Rania Mohamed A Bassel Miral Zeina Zeina Saved Saved Saved 3rd Place
Ramy Chemali Aline Salwa Aline Bassel Rania Rania Rayan Abdelaziz Asma Zeina Mahmoud Saved Saved Evicted 4th Place
Badreia El-Sayed Aline Tahra Aline Haitham Mehdi Miral Rayan Bassel Asma Saved by public Mahmoud Saved Saved Evicted 5th Place
Sultan Bin Rashed Jack Tahra Bassel Haitham Mehdi Rania Mohamed A Abdelaziz Abdelaziz Mohamed A Mahmoud Saved by public Evicted 6th Place
Asma Mahalawi Aline Tahra Aline Bassel Rania Miral Mohamed A Abdelaziz Saved by colleagues Mohamed A Mahmoud Saved Evicted 7th Place
Tahra Hmamish Aline Saved by colleagues Saved by public Haitham Saved by public Miral Saved by public Abdelaziz Saved by public Mohamed A Saved by public Evicted 8th Place
Mahmoud Shokry Jack Tahra Aline Bassel Rania Saved by public Mohamed A Abdelaziz Miral Mohamed A Saved by colleagues Evicted 9th Place
Zeina Aftimos Aline Tahra Aline Bassel Rania Miral Rayan Saved by public Miral Saved by colleagues Evicted 10th Place
Mohamed Ali Jack Tahra Bassel Haitham Rania Rania Saved by colleagues Bassel Asma Evicted 11th Place
Abdelaziz El-Difiri Jack Tahra Aline Haitham Rania Miral Rayan Saved by colleagues Evicted 12th Place
Miral Faisal Jack Salwa Aline Bassel Mehdi Saved by colleagues Mohamed A Abdelaziz Evicted 13th Place
Bassel El-Khoury Jack Tahra Saved by colleagues Saved by colleagues Rania Rania Mohamed A Evicted 14th Place
Rayan Eid Aline Tahra Aline Bassel Rania Miral Evicted 15th Place
Rania El-Gazzar Aline Salwa Bassel Bassel Saved by colleagues Evicted 16th Place
Mehdi Bahmed Jack Saved by public Bassel Saved by public Evicted 17th Place
Haitham El-Khozoum Jack Tahra Bassel Evicted 18th Place
Aline Kassis Saved by colleagues Salwa Evicted 19th Place
Salwa Taaliby Saved by public Evicted 20th Place
Jack Haddad Evicted 21st Place

Tour

Nassif, Rahma, Mohamed R, Ramy, Badreia, Sultan, Asma, Tahra, Mahmoud, Zeina, Abdulaziz, Miral and Rayan were chosen to be part of the tour, But for unknown reasons the tour was cancelled.

Star Academy 8[edit]

Nesma Mahgoub, from Egypt, was the winner this year. She is the second Egyptian to win in the show, after Mohamed Atieh, the second female contestant to win, after Shada Hassoun, and also the second candidate to win in the Arab show by singing mostly the western genre, after Nader Guirat.

Prime: 08/04/11 15/04/11 22/04/11 29/04/11 06/05/11 13/05/11 20/05/11 27/05/11 03/06/11 10/06/11 17/06/11 24/06/11 01/07/11 08/07/11 15/07/11 Winner
Public's Votes: Karima
77.02%
Lian
12.43%
Mohamed Q.
10.38%
Karim
46.55%
Mohamed Rah.
44.24%
Lamya
09.21%
AbdeSalam
57.43%
Husam
33.04%
Mohamed Rah.
09.54%
Karim
55.91%
Yasmine
26.95%
Nina
17.15%
Karim
36.46%
Karima
33.51%
Ahmed
30.03%
Ahmed
81.88%
Husam
10.92%
Mohamed Raf.
07.20%
Mohamed A.
27.78%
Husam
38.34%
Nina
33.88%
Ahmed
75.93%
Husam
10.25%
Mohamed A.
13.82%
AbdeSalam
57.94%
Mohamed A.
12.34%
Christine
29.72%
AbdeSalam
70.48%
Efram
17.04%
Mohamed D.
12.48%
AbdeSalam
60.21%
Christine
22.17%
Lian
17.62%
Ahmed
62.05%
AbdeSalam
35.67%
Lian
02.28%
Gilbert
46.64%
Mohamed D.
15.72%
Lian
37.64%
Gilbert
16.1%
Oumayma
14.3%
Ahmed
69.96%
Sarah
21.83%
Nesma
48.37%
Ahmed
29.80%
Nesma
Eliminated : Mohamed Q.
7/17 votes
Lamya
6/16 votes
Mohamed Rah.
5/15 votes
Yasmine
7/15 votes1
Karima
6/13 votes
Mohamed Raf.
6/13 votes2
Nina
5/11 votes
Husam
3/9 votes
Mohamed A.
3/8 votes
Efram
3/7 votes
Christine
1/6 votes
AbdeSalam
2/5 votes
Mohamed D.

Lian


Public's vote

Oumayma

Gilbert


Public's vote3

Sarah

Ahmed


Public's vote

Contestants Contestants' votes Public's vote
Contestants Prime 2 Prime 3 Prime 4 Prime 5 Prime 6 Prime 7 Prime 8 Prime 9 Prime 10 Prime 11 Prime 12 Prime 13 Prime 14 Prime 15 Prime 16 Rank
Nesma Mahgoub
Egypt
Lian Lamya Mohamed Rah. Yasmine Ahmed Mohamed Raf. Nina Mohamed A. Christine Efram Lian AbdeSalam Saved by Judges Saved by Judges Winner
Ahmed Ezzat
Egypt
Lian Mohamed Rah. Mohamed Rah. Yasmine Saved by Students
Saved by Public
Husam2
Mohamed A. Saved by Public Mohamed A. Mohamed D. Lian Saved by Public Saved by Judges Saved by Public 2nd Place
Sarah Farah
Syria
Lian Mohamed Rah. Husam Yasmine Karima Husam Mohamed A. Husam Christine Mohamed D. Lian Lian Saved by Judges Saved by Judges 3rd Place
Gilbert Simon
Lebanon
Lian Lamya Husam Yasmine Karima Husam Mohamed A. Husam Mohamed A. Mohamed D. Lian Lian Saved by Public Eliminated 4th Place
Oumayma Taleb
Tunisia
Lian Lamya Husam Nina Karima Mohamed Raf. Nina Mohamed A. Christine Efram Christine Lian Saved by Judges Eliminated 5th Place
Lian Bazlamit
State of Palestine
Saved by Students Lamya Husam Nina Ahmed Mohamed Raf. Nina Mohamed A. Christine Mohamed D. Saved by Students Saved by Students Eliminated 6th Place
Mohamed Dakdouk
Syria
Mohamed Q. Mohamed Rah. Husam Nina Ahmed Husam Mohamed A. Mohamed A. Mohamed A. Saved by Students Lian AbdeSalam Eliminated 7th Place
AbdeSalam Mohamed
Kuwait
Mohamed Q. Mohamed Rah. Saved by Public Nina Ahmed Mohamed Raf. Mohamed A. Mohamed A. Saved by Public Saved by Public Saved by Public Eliminated 8th Place
Christine Saadeh
Lebanon
Lian Mohamed Rah. Husam Nina Ahmed Mohamed Raf. Nina Mohamed A. Saved by Students Efram Eliminated 9th Place
Efram Salemeh
Lebanon
Lian Mohamed Rah. Husam Nina Karima Husam Nina Husam Christine Eliminated 10th Place
Mohamed Abdallah
Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Q. Mohamed Rah. Mohamed Rah. Nina Ahmed Husam Saved by Students Saved by Students Eliminated 11th Place
Husam Taha
Syria
Mohamed Q. Mohamed Rah. Saved by Students Yasmine Karima Saved by Students Saved by Public Eliminated 12th Place
Karim Kamel
Egypt
Mohamed Q. Saved by Public Mohamed Rah.
Saved by Public
Nina1
Saved by Public Husam Mohamed A. Dropped-Out right after 8th prime 13th Place
Nina Abdelmalak
Lebanon
Lian Lamya Husam Saved by Students Ahmed Mohamed Raf. Eliminated 14th Place
Mohamed Rafe3
Jordan
Mohamed Q. Mohamed Rah. Husam Yasmine Karima Eliminated 15th Place
Karima Gouit
Morocco
Saved by Public Lamya Mohamed Rah. Yasmine Eliminated 16th Place
Yasmine Ahjouwi
Morocco
Lian Lamya Husam Eliminated 17th Place
Mohamed Rahma
Bahrain
Mohamed Q. Saved by Students Eliminated 18th Place
Lamya Jamal
Tunisia
Lian Eliminated 19th Place
Mohamed El Qaq
Jordan
Eliminated 20th Place

^Note 8.1 : As there was a tie, Karim had the casting vote and he saved Nina.
^Note 8.2 : As there was a tie, Ahmad had the casting vote and he saved Husam.
^Note 8.3 : The results were not shown. However, the presenter, Hilda Khalife, said that Ahmad got 96%.

Guest(s)

Prime 1

Warda Al-Jazairia

Prime 2

Haifa Wehbe | Adam Clay

Prime 3

Ramy Ayach | Sophia el Marikh

Prime 4

Melhem Zein | Eddy Wata

Prime 5

Marwan Khoury | Alexander Nestor Haddaway

Prime 6

Nabil Shouail | Andrea

Prime 7

Tony Hana | Joseph Attieh

Prime 8

Assi el Helani | Akcent

Prime 9

Ayman Zbib | Vika Jigulina

Prime 10

Angham | Ahmed Esherif

Prime 11

Yara | Mohombi

Prime 12

Ehab Tawfik | Rouwaida Attieh

Prime 13

Myriam Fares | Nasif Zayton

Prime 14

Sherine | Fady Andrawos

Prime 15

Samira Said | Saad Ramadan | Bassem Feghali

Prime 16

Najwa Karam | Saber Rebaï

Top 5 Top 4 Top 3 Top 2 Top 1
Prime 2 Yasmine Ahmed Oumayma Nesma Mohamed D.
Prime 3 Gilbert AbdeSalam Christine Yasmine Nesma
Prime 4 Mohamed A. Lian Nesma Sarah Gilbert
Prime 5 Christine Mohamed Raf. Nesma Gilbert Sarah
Prime 6 Lian Nesma Gilbert Sarah AbdeSalam
Prime 7 Mohamed D. Gilbert Oumayma Sarah Efram
Prime 8 Efram Sarah Gilbert Oumayma Nesma
Prime 9 Lian Nesma AbdeSalam Sarah Oumayma
Prime 10 - - - Efram Oumayma Nesma Gilbert
Prime 11 - - - Christine Nesma Sarah Ahmed
Prime 12 - - - Oumayma Ahmed Nesma Sarah
Prime 13 - - - - - - Sarah Oumayma Mohamed D.

Star Academy 9[edit]

Star Academy Arabia returned with a brand new name after a hiatus of over a year. The series began on September 26, 2013 and ended on January 9th 2014, and was produced by Endemol Middle East. It aired on three channels including LBCI and CBC Egypt. The contestants of this series were, in order of elimination: 1. Menna Hany 2. Marita Abi Nader 3. Issa Almarzoug 4. Taher Mostafa 5. Mayssa Mejri 6. Maria Sarkis 7. Nour Farawati 8. Lilia Ben Chikha 9. Zaki Chreif 10. Mosab Al Khateeb 11. Abdallah Abd Al Aziz 12. Rana Samaha 13. Soukaina Boukries 14. Jean Chahid 15. Zineb Oussama 16. Mahmoud Mohey (Winner)

Prime 2
03/10/2013
Prime 3
10/10/2013
Prime 4
17/10/2013
Prime 5
24/10/2013
Prime 6
31/10/2013
Prime 7
07/11/2013
Prime 8
14/11/2013
Prime 9
21/11/2013
Prime 10
28/11/2013
Prime 11
05/12/2013
Prime 13
19/12/2013
Prime 14
28/12/2013
Prime 15
02/01/2014
Prime 16
09/01/2014
Contestants Contestants' votes Public's vote
EgyptMahmoud Menna Marita Nour Taher Nour Nour Mosab Peers' Save - - - - - WINNER
MoroccoZineb Maria Jean Nour Mayssa Nour Nour Mosab Lilia - - - - Public's Save 2nd Place
Lebanon Jean Maria Peers' Save Issa Mayssa Nour Maria Mosab Mahmoud - - - - - 3rd Place
MoroccoSoukaina Maria Jean Nour Mayssa Mayssa Maria Mosab Public's Save - - - Public's Save Eliminated 4th Place
EgyptRana Maria Marita Nour Taher Nour Maria Mosab Mahmoud Public's Save - Public's Save Eliminated 5th Place
Saudi ArabiaAbdallah Maria Jean Issa Mayssa Nour Maria Mosab Lilia - Public's Save Eliminated 6th Place
JordanMosab Maria Jean Nour Mayssa Nour Nour Peers' Save Mahmoud - Eliminated 7th Place
LebanonZaki Maria Jean Nour Mayssa Nour Nour Public's Save Mahmoud Eliminated 8th Place
TunisiaLilia Menna Marita Nour Mayssa Public's Save Nour Nour Eliminated 9th Place
SyriaNour Maria Jean Peers' Save Mayssa Peers' Save Peers' Save Eliminated 10th Place
LebanonMaria Peers' Save Marita Issa Public's Save Mayssa Eliminated 11th Place
TunisiaMayssa Maria Jean Nour Peers' Save Eliminated 12th Place
EgyptTaher Menna Public's Save Public's Save Eliminated 13th Place
KuwaitIssa Public's Save Jean Eliminated 14th Place
LebanonMarita Maria Eliminated 15th Place
EgyptMenna Eliminated 16th Place
Public's Votes Issa
45.18%
Maria
41.92%
Menna
12.90%
Taher
34.56%
Marita
33.98%
Jean
31.46%
Taher
34.67%
Issa
33.87%
Nour
31.46%
Maria
48.82%
Taher
41.23%
Mayssa
9.95%
Lilia
49.47%
Nour
38.40%
Mayssa
12.13%
Mosab
39.30%
Maria
36.26%
Nour
24.43%
Zaki
60.69%
Nour
20.85%
Mosab
18.46%
Soukaina
59.00%
Mahmoud
21.57%
Lilia
19.43%
Rana
54.54%
Zaki
45.46%
Abdallah
52.58%
Mosab
47.42%
Rana
53.03%
Abdallah
48.97%
Soukaina
77.31%
Rana
22.69%
Zineb
50.12%
Soukaina
49.88%
Mahmoud
35.74%
Zineb
32.82%
Jean
31.44%
Eliminated Menna
3/13 votes
Marita
4/12 votes
Issa
3/11 votes
Taher
2/10 votes
Mayssa
2/9 votes
Maria
4/8 votes
Nour
1/7 votes
Lilia
2/6 votes
Zaki
Mosab
Abdallah
Rana
Soukaina
Jean | Zineb
Mahmoud
Winner
Guests
Prime 1 Nancy Ajram Prime 9 Soma | Amal Bashousha
Prime 2 Saad Ramadan Prime 10 Amina | Sara Farah
Prime 3 Haifa Wehbi Prime 11 Amal Mahe
Prime 4 Nawal Alzogby Prime 12 Joe Achkar
Prime 5 Rahma Ryad Prime 13 Maya Diab
Prime 6 Lara Skandar Prime 14 Nassif Zaytoun
Prime 7 Sherine Abd Elwahab Prime 15 Kadhem Saher
Prime 8 Rami Sabri | Myriam Atallah Prime 16 Wael Kfoury

Star Academy 10[edit]

The Sudents 17

(Lebanon):Elie Elia (out). Lea Makhoul (out). Rita Sleiman (out). Ali Shaddad (out)

(Egypt):Mina Atta (out). Shereen Yehia (out). Mohammed Hussein (out). Doaa Alsobaee (out). Mohammed Shahin (Winner)

(Tunisia):Ishraq (out).Ghada Jreidi (out)

(Morocco): Ibtissam Tiskat (out)

(Algeria):Kenza Morsli (out)

(Kuwait):Abdelsalam Alzaid (out)

(KSA):Rayan Abdlrahman (out)

(Syria):Ismail Manstrli (out)

(Palestine):Layth Abou Jawda (out)

| Prime 1 || Ragheb Alama

| Prime 2 || Sherine

| Prime 3 || Assala Nasri

| Prime 4 || Kadim Al Sahir

| Prime 5 || Latifa | Fady Andraos

| Prime 6 || Amal Bouchoucha | Joseph Attieh

| Prime 7 || Ramy Ayach | Karol Sakr

| Prime 8 || Yara | Faudel

| Prime 9 || Saad Almujarad | Carole Samaha

| Prime 10 || Haifa Wahbi | Ahmed Shawky

| Prime 11 || Marwan Khoury | Amal Maher

| Prime 12 || Saber Rebaï | Rouwaida Attieh

| Prime 13 || Saad Ramadan | Nawal Al Zoghbi

| Prime 14 || Hakim | Maya Diab

| Prime 15 || Cheb Khaled | Myriam Fares

| Prime 16 || Assi El Helani | Mohamed Hamaki

Milestones, Record-holders and Trivia[edit]


Finalist Contestants:
-Star Academy 1:
.Mohamed Atteya (Egypt); Winner.
.Bashar Shatii (Kuwait).
-Star Academy 2:
.Hisham Abdulrahman (KSA); Winner.
.Amani Swisy (Tunisia).
-Star Academy 3:
.Joseph Atteya (Lebanon); Winner.
.Hani Hussein (Egypt).
.Han'a Idrissy (Morocco).
-Star Academy 4:
.Shatha Hassoun (Iraq); First Female Winner.
.Marwa Bin Sughaiyer (Tunisia).
.Mohamed Kammah (Egypt).
.Carlo Nakhla (Lebanon).
-Star Academy 5:
.Nader Guirat (Tunisia); Winner.
.Mohamed Qwidar (Jordan).
.Sa'ad Ramadan (Lebanon).
-Star Academy 6:
.Abdulaziz Abdelrahman (KSA); Second Winner from KSA .
.Bassma Bousail (Morocco).
.Ibrahim Dashti (Kuwait).
.Michel Azzi (Lebanon).
-Star Academy 7:
.Nassif Zeytoun (Syria); Winner.
.Rahma Mezher (Iraq)
.Mohamed Ramadan (Jordan).
-Star Academy 8:
.Nesma Mahgoub (Egypt); Second Winner from Egypt & Second Female Winner.
.Ahmed Ezzat (Egypt);
.Sarah Farah (Syria);
-Star Academy 9:
.Mahmoud Mohey (Egypt); Third Winner from Egypt
.Zinab Oussama (Morocco)
.Jean Chahid (Lebanon)
-Star Academy 10:
.Mohammad Chahine (Egypt); Fourth Winner from Egypt
. Lea Makhoul (Lebanon)
.Ghada Jreidi (Tunisia)


Semi-Finalist Contestants:
-Star Academy 1: Baha'a AlKaffy (Tunis)
-Star Academy 2: ZeeZee Adel (Egypt)
-Star Academy 3: Chayma Hilali (Tunis)
-Star Academy 3: Fady Andraos (Palestine)
-Star Academy 4: Sally Ahmed (Egypt)
-Star Academy 5: Shahinaz (Egypt)
-Star Academy 6: Lara Skandar (Egypt)
-Star Academy 7: Ramy Shamali (Lebanon)
-Star Academy 7: Baderia Elsayed (Tunisia)
-Star Academy 8: Oumayma Taleb (Tunisia)
-Star Academy 8: Gilbert Simon (Lebanon)
-Star Academy 9: Soukaina Boukries (Morocco)
-Star Academy 10: Mina Atta (Egypt)


Contestants who have won Top 1 the most in each season:
- Star Academy 1: Myriam (Syria) – 4 wins.
- Star Academy 2: Amani (Tunisia) – 2 wins.
- Star Academy 3: Hani (Egypt) – 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 4: Mohamed Kammah (Egypt) – 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 4: Shatha hassoun(Iraq) – 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 5: Nader (Tunisia) – 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 6: Bassma (Morocco) – 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 6: Aya (Egypt) - 2wins (Tie)
- Star Academy 7: Mohammed Ramadan (Jordan) – 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 8: Nisma Mahgoub (Egypt) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 8: Sarah Farah (Syria) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 8: Gilbert Simon (Lebanon) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 8: Mohamed Daqdouq (Syria) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Lilia Ben Chikha (Tunisia) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Abdallah Abd Al Aziz (Saudi Arabia) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Zinab Oussama (Morocco) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 10: Mina Atta (Egypt) - 2 wins. (Tie)


Contestants who won the title without any nominations:
- Star Academy 3: Joseph Attieyh (Lebanon)
- Star Academy 7: Nassif Zeytoun (Syria)
- Star Academy 8: Nesma Mahgoub (Egypt)
- Star Academy 10: Mohammad Chahine (Egypt)


Contestants who have never been chosen as nominees:
- Star Academy 2: Amani Swaisi (Tunisia)
- Star Academy 3: Joseph Attiyah (Lebanon)
- Star Academy 3: Hana'a Idrissy (Morocco)
- Star Academy 4: Marwa Bin Sughaiyer (Tunisia)
- Star Academy 4: Carlo Nakhla (Lebanon)
- Star Academy 5: Sa'ad Ramadhan (Lebanon)
- Star Academy 6: Basma Boussil (Morocco)
- Star Academy 6: Michel Azzi (Lebanon)
- Star Academy 7: Nassif Zeytoun (Syria)
- Star Academy 7: Mohamed Ramadan (Jordan)
- Star Academy 8: Nesma Mahgoub (Egypt)
- Star Academy 8: Sarah Farah (Syria)
- Star Academy 10: Mohammed Shahin (Egypt)



Most nominated contestants in Star Academy in each season:
- Star Academy 1: Sophia (Morocco) – 4 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 1: Mira (Lebanon) – 4 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 1: Soumaya (Tunisia) – 4 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 2: Hisham (KSA) – 4 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 2: Ahmed S (Bahrain) – 4 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 3: Rym Ghazali (Algeria) – 6 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 4: Sally (Egypt) – 5 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 4: Ali (KSA) – 5 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 5: Dia'a Taybi (Morocco) – 6 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 6: Yehya Swiss (Jordan) – 6 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 7: Tahra (Morocco)- 7 nominations; More than any contestant in Star Academy history.
- Star Academy 8: Abdelsalam Mohamed (Kuwait) - 5 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 8: Ahmed Ezzat (Egypt) - 5 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Nour Farawati (Syria) - 4 nominations (Tie)
- Star Academy 10: Abdelsalam Alzayid (Kuwait) - 5 nominations . (Tie)


Most nominated contestants' wins by Public votes:
- Star Academy 2: Hisham Abdulrahman (KSA) – 4 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 3: Rym Ghazali (Algeria) – 5 wins; More than any contestant in Star Academy history. (Tie)
- Star Academy 4: Ali Al-Saad (KSA)- 4 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 7: Tahra (Morocco)- 5 wins; More than any contestant in Star Academy history. (Tie)
- Star Academy 8: Abdelsalam Mohamed (Kuwait) - 4 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 8: Ahmed Ezzat (Egypt) - 4 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Taher Mostafa (Egypt) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Rana Samaha (Egypt) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Soukaina Boukries (Morocco) - 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 10: Abdelsalam Alzayid (Kuwait) - 4 wins. (Tie)


Most nominated contestants' wins by Students votes:
- Star Academy 1: Mira Mikhail (Lebanon)- 2 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 4: Nelly Ma3to2 (Lebanon)- 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 5: Zaher Saleh (Palestine)- 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 5: Amal el Ma7lawy (Tunisia)- 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 6: Yehia Soweis (Jordan)- 4 wins; More than any contestant in Star Academy history.
- Star Academy 8: Layan Bazlamit (Palestine)- 3 wins. (Tie)
- Star Academy 9: Nour Farawati (Syria)- 3 wins. (Tie)


Highest percentage of public votes ever achieved by each season:
Star Academy 1: Bashar Shatti (Kuwait): 78.20%
Star Academy 2: Hisham Abdulrahman (KSA): 85.04%
Star Academy 3: Fady Andraos (Palestine): 67.08%
Star Academy 4: Abdul Aziz-Alaswad (Kuwait): 64.25%
Star Academy 5: Mohamed Qwidar (Jordan) : 73.91%
Star Academy 6: Lara scandar (Egypt): 64.91%
Star Academy 7: Rahma Mezher (Iraq): 69.96%
Star Academy 8: Ahmed Ezzat (Egypt): 81.88%
Star Academy 9: Soukaina Boukries (Morocco): 77.31%
Star Academy 10: Ibtissam Tiskat (Morocco): 75.84%


Contestants that left from first nomination:
-Star Academy 1:
. Nisrine (Lebanon)
. Youssef (UAE)
. Leila (Lebanon)
. Myriam (Syria)
. Cynthia (Lebanon)
. Baha2 (Tunisia)
-Star Academy 2:
. Randa (Egypt)
. Hanan (Morocco)
. Joy (Syria)
. ZeeZee Adel (Egypt)
-Star Academy 3:
. Jihan (Morocco)
. Shadya (Morocco)
. Marwa (Egypt)
. Rokaya (Egypt)
-Star Academy 4:
. Khaled (Bahrain)
. Entesar (Tunisia)
. Tina (Lebanon)
-Star Academy 5:
. Omar (Iraq)
. Fawaz (Kuwait)
. Mostafa (Lebanon)
. Shahinaz (Egypt)
-Star Academy 6:
. Jaber (Bahrain)
. Meteb (Saudi Arabia)
. Diala (Palestine)
. Aya (Egypt)
-Star Academy 7:
. Jack (Lebanon)
. Haitham (Saudi Arabia)
. Rayan (Lebanon)
. Ramy (Lebanon)
-Star Academy 8:
. Mohamed Q. (Jordan)
. Lamya (Tunisia)
. Yasmine (Morocco)
. Mohamed Raf. (Jordan)
. Efram (Lebanon)
. Oumayma (Tunisia)
-Star Academy 9:
. Marita (Lebanon)
. Menna (Egypt)
-Star Academy 10:
. ishrq (Tunisia)
. Rita (Lebanon)

Contestants that eventually signed with Rotana:

  • Star Academy 1: 5th place: Ahmad Al Sharief Tunisia : Released two albums with Rotana, the first being in 2005 and the second in 2009.
  • Star Academy 1: 2nd place: Bashar Al Shatti Kuwait : After his second studio album, he withdrew from the company, due to the lack of care and promotion on his claim. He is currently with ARM.
  • Star Academy 2: Winner: Hisham Abdulrahman Saudi Arabia, He had a movie produced by the company titled Kaif Al Hal, and a duet released with Mais Hamdan.
  • Star Academy 2: 2nd place: Amani Swaissi Tunisia, Left Rotana in 2009 and joined Melody.
  • Star Academy 2: 3rd place: ZeeZee Adel Egypt : The most successful candidate from all the graduates, she has signed the most valuable contract which included 5 albums, 3–4 music videos each and a single release anytime she chooses, ZeeZee's debut album and her second album have enjoyed high commercial success.
  • Star Academy 2: 4th place: Ahmad Hussain Kuwait : His debut album hasn't enjoyed much success, as he focused on his acting career, even though he just released his second album.
  • Star Academy 2: 5th place: Bashar Ghazawi Jordan : Had signed a contract in which he and 3 other candidates from the same season would share an album with each of them having 2 singles in it.
  • Star Academy 2: 6th place: Katya Haraky Lebanon :Had signed a contract in which she and 3 other candidates from the same season would share an album with each of them having 2 singles in it.
  • Star Academy 2: 7th place: Samer Domat Lebanon : Had signed a contract in which he and 3 other candidates from the same season would share an album with each of them having 2 singles in it.
  • Star Academy 2: 8th place: Salma Ghazali Algeria : Had signed a contract in which she and 3 other candidates from the same season would share an album with each of them having 2 singles in it. She's the only one out of the 4 that shared an album altogether, that eventually got signed by the company for a solo album.
  • Star Academy 2: 12th place: Bashar Kaisi Iraq : He was signed as a presenter of Khaleeji chart show that ran for a year in 2007.
  • Star Academy 3: 3rd place: Hana'a Idresy Morocco : She announced on various interviews that she signed a contract with the company which she's currently preparing for, as part of a series of albums.
  • Star Academy 3: 4th place: Chayma Hilali Tunisia : She released a duet with Lebanese singer Assi Hilani which was produced by the company, though her current status with the company is unknown.
  • Star Academy 5: 5th place: Abdullah Al-Dosery Saudi Arabia : He announced, in January 2009, that he signed a contract with the company to produce 5 albums.
  • Star Academy 5: 9th place: Amel Bshousha Algeria : Amal has agreed to host the most important chart show in the Arab World which aired for 3 consecutive months then stopped. Her current status is unknown.
  • Star Academy 5: 11th place: Bader Saudi Arabia : He signed a contract in which he only had one single produced by the company without a music video to promote it.
  • Star Academy 5: 15th place: Khalid Bu Sakher Kuwait : He signed a contract which only had one single produced by the company without a music video to promote it.

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