À la Recherche de la Nouvelle Star

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À la Recherche
de la Nouvelle Star
Country of origin  France
No. of seasons 1
Release
Original network M6
Original release 2003 – 2003
À la Recherche de la Nouvelle Star
Season 1
Broadcast from March 27 – July 10, 2003
Host(s) Benjamin Castaldi
Winner
Jonatan Cerrada
Genre(s) Pop
Runner-up
Thierry Amiel
Chronology
Finalists
(With dates of elimination)
Belgium Jonatan Cerrada Winner
France Thierry Amiel July 10
Canada Jean-Sébastien Lavoie July 3
France Alexis Juliard June 26
France Laetizia Alberti June 19
France Yoann Kelyann June 12
France Jonathan Hassen-Ali June 5
France Cindie Bruzzi May 29
France Priscilla May 22
Belgium Gabrielle Ducomble May 15

À la Recherche de la Nouvelle Star (Looking for the new Star) is a reality television show based on the popular British show Pop Idol. The show is a contest to determine the best young singer in La Francophonie. It was hosted by Benjamin Castaldi. The Belgian singer Jonatan Cerrada won over Thierry Amiel with 50.4% of the total votes, and went on to represent France at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, with "À chaque pas".

After the first season the show was renamed Nouvelle Star.

Auditions[edit]

The first series of À la Recherche de la Nouvelle Star had seven audition cities to find the best talent in all of La Francophonie :

Toulouse (8 February)
Lyon (14 February)
Marseille (18 February)
Rennes (22 February)
Paris (28 February)
Brussels (7 March)
Montreal (14 March)

Jury[edit]

Finals elimination chart[edit]

Date Bottom Three
May 15 Gabrielle Ducomble Cindie Bruzzi Yoann Kelyann
May 22 Priscilla Alexis Juliard Cindie Bruzzi(2)
May 29 Cindie Bruzzi(3) Jonathan Thierry Amiel
June 5 Jonathan(2) Alexis Juliard(2) Yoann Kelyann(2)
Bottom Two
June 12 Yoann Kelyann(3) Laetizia Alberti
June 19 Laetizia Alberti(2) Alexis Juliard(3)
June 26 Alexis Juliard(4) Jonatan Cerrada
July 3 Jean Sébastien Lavoie
July 10 Thierry Amiel Jonatan Cerrada

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