Between 2001 and 2007, Matthieu Gonet was the emblematic coach of the star Academy. Tired of this position which he occupied brilliantly alongside Raphaëlle Ricci, Alexia Laroche-Joubert, Kamel Ouali and Oscar Sistohe finally gave way to Brice Davoli in season 8. Since the return of the program in October 2022, they are Lucie Bernardoni (finalist of the fourth season of the Star Ac against Grégory Lemarchal) and Marlène Schaff (candidate for season 2 of The Voice) who occupy this position. Guest of the debriefing orchestrated by the stage expression teacher Cécile Chaduteau at the Château de Dammarie-les-Lys this Sunday, December 3, 2023, Matthieu Gonet wanted to pay tribute to the work provided by the two professionals, and which he himself carried out for seven seasons.
“Lucie was part of the fourth promotion of the star Academywith Gregory. The memories with her are immense. You have two great professionals with you, and that includes bonuses. I just wanted to say hello to them. You are very lucky to work with them, but they are also very lucky to be with you.” underlined the conductor, who also had a very touching and amused thought for his colleague Jasmine Roy, who made the history of the Star Academy by having the students of seasons 4 to 8 rehearse: “I worked for several seasons with Jasmine Roy, whom I kiss. She must be in the EHPAD at the moment”quipped the artist.
In eleven seasons, a number of repeaters have succeeded one another in Dammarie-les-Lys: in season 1, Florence Davis accompanied Matthieu Gonet, before being replaced by Manon Landowski in season 2, then by Marco Beacco in season 3. In season 4 , in addition to the arrival of Jasmine Roya third coach teamed up with the two professionals: Michael Jones was present alongside them during seasons 4, 5 and 6, and gave way to Edu Del Prado. Finally, on NRJ12, it was gospel singer Stefan Filey who took on the job, in a season co-hosted by Matthieu Delormeau and Tonya Kinzinger, and directed by the late Charlotte Valandrey.