Nouvelle Star (season 6)

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Nouvelle Star
Season 6
Broadcast from February 21 – June 13, 2008
Judges André Manoukian, Lio, Sinclair, Philippe Manœuvre
Host(s) Virginie Efira
Amandine Bourgeois
Origin Angoulême, France
Song "L'homme de la situation"
Genre(s) Pop, folk, rock, blues
Benjamin Siksou

The sixth season of Nouvelle Star aired from February 31 to June 13, 2008. Virginie Efira hosted her third season. Novelties of the season were brought with a change in the judging panel as André Manoukian remained as the only former jury member. Next to him, Lio, Sinclair and Philippe Manœuvre judged the contestants for the first time. Also a veto power was introduced in which the judges had the right to save an eliminated contestant which they used at their very first opportunity. A similar element was later seen in the eighth season of American Idol. Auditions were held in the following cities:

Strasbourg (first time used as a casting location.

The season also saw several contestants using artistic names instead of their real ones:


Name Real Name Pseudonym
Amandine Amandine Bourgeois -
Axelle -
Benjamin Benjamin Siksou -
Cédric Cédric Oheix -
Cindy Cindy Aghostino -
Clément -
Fred -
Jules Julien Pélissier -
Julie Julie Bessard Julia Mary puis Bessa
Julien Julien Pierson Peter Sunson
Kristov Christophe Leroy -
Lucile Lucile Malghem Lucile Luzely
Siân Siân Pottok -
Thomas Thomas Marfisi -
Ycare Assane Attié -

The judges this series were eligible to exercise a veto power on one eliminated contestant at any given point of the competition and spare them from elimination. The power was exercised in the very first live programme when Kristov received the least amount of votes and thus no-one was sent home the first week.

Top 10 Finalists

Date Theme Bottom Three
9 April Rock Kristov Leroy Ycare Cavens Lucile Malghem
16 April Big Band Julien Pierson Kristov Leroy (2) Thomas Marfisi
23 April Personal Siân Pottok Ycare Cavens (2) Kristov Leroy (3)
30 April Unplugged Kristov Leroy (4) Lucile Malghem (2) Ycare Cavens (3)
7 May Viewer's Choice Thomas Marfisi (2) Ycare Cavens (4) Benjamin Siksou
15 May Free Choice 1 Lucile Malghem (3) Jules Pélissier Ycare Cavens (5)
Bottom Two
21 May Free Choice 2 Jules Pélissier (2) Ycare Cavens (6)
28 May Movie Song Ycare Cavens (7) Benjamin Siksou (2)
4 June Love Song Cédric Oheix (2) Benjamin Siksou (3)
11 June Grand Finale Benjamin Siksou (4) Amandine Bourgeois

Elimination chart[edit]

Female Male Top 10 Top 15
Stage: Top 15 Finals
Week: 4/2 4/9 4/16 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/15 5/21 5/28 6/4 6/11
Place Contestant Result
1 Amandine Bourgeois Viewers Winner
2 Benjamin Siksou Viewers Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 2 Runner-up
3 Cédric Oheix Viewers Btm 3 Elim
4 Ycare Cavens Viewers Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
5 Jules Pelissier Viewers Btm 2 Elim
6 Lucile Malghem Viewers Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
7 Thomas Marisi Viewers Btm 3 Elim
8 Kristov Leroy Viewers Saved Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim
9 Siân Pottok Judges Elim
10 Julien Pierson Viewers Elim
11-15 Axelle Elim
Cindy Agostinho
Clément Falgous
Julie Bessard

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