February 16, 2023, marks the 20th anniversary since the first episode of Star Académie aired. Hosts included Marc Dupré and Julie Snyder over the years. Star Académie was a program that helped to discover Francophone musicians in Canada.
The show’s impact is incredible. The first winner was Acadian artist Wilfred Le Bouthillier from Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick, Canada. Star Académie didn’t only impact the winners of the show but also the other artists, as it brought them visibility. Examples include Marie-Mai (2003), Marie-Élaine Thibert (2003), and Olivier Dion (2012). One of the editions, Star Académie 2022, occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the contestants, after quarantine, stayed in a bubble.
There were terrific appearances by famous singers, such as Celine Dion, Gregory Charles, and Marc Dupré.
Star Académie has a remarkable legacy and brought visibility to many in the past 20 years. The team of Star Académie did an excellent job honouring artists and music.
Here are some of the songs artists performed in various editions of Star Académie.