Nostalgia continues to invade the PAF. After the winning return of Star Academy in 2022 on TF1, and the 20th anniversary of Nouvelle Star this year on M6, without forgetting the reunion of Charly and Lulu in the Hit Machine on W9, yet another program from the 2000s will soon be resurrected on our screens. This is the Popstars program, broadcast from 2001 to 2007 on the channel of Nicolas de Tavernost’s group.
After the bitter failure of the formula on D8 (ancestor of C8) in 2013, Amazon Prime Video revealed on June 19, 2023 the return of the telecrochet on its platform. The musical program will be produced by DMLSTV and Adventure Line Productions, the audiovisual company run by Alexia Laroche-Joubert, a former member of the jury ten years earlier. If no broadcast date has been announced, here is the first information to know about the return of the cult show from the 2000s.
As in every telecrochet, music professionals will be on hand to animate the castings and find their talents. “A jury made up of the greatest artists of the French music scene will meet to find the stars of tomorrow, coach them and offer them the chance to record their first titles”, can we read in the press release. “Together, they will sing, dance, evolve in community, discover the backstage of a profession that they would never have thought of practicing and whose codes have changed a lot in recent years”.
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What form will this group take in this new edition of the musical competition? “Duo, trio, quartets… unisex or mixed… No preconceived objective of number or gender. It is the talents, their chemistry and personalities that will dictate the final choice of the group”. Enough to combine several genres and musical talents. Like any reality TV program, the new version of Popstars signed Prime Video should be available in several parts of 40 minutes each.
Since its first broadcast in France, Popstars has revealed many artists and singers. Among them, a few winners have managed to break into music. While some shone in groups like the L5s, others stood out solo like Matt Pokora, Sheryfa Luna and Chimène Badi (yet eliminated at the workshops in season 2). A success that continues today? Planet looks back on the careers of the five winners in our slideshow.