While Akademi FantasiaÂ 5 in Malaysia has only started to hot up, I simply couldn’t help comparing the show with other versions of the Academy around the world. Akademi Fantasia is actually a franchise of reality show better known as Star Academy, a reality tv show conceptualized by Gestmusic, a Spanish branch of Endemol,Â a Netherland-based TV production company. The first country to broadcast the format, however, was France on October 20th, 2001. In Argentina, it’s called OperaciÃ³n Triunfo, in Brazil it’s known as Fama, in Philippine it’s called Pinoy Dream Academy, in Indonesia it’s called Akademi Fantasi Indosiar. There’s not much different in content from country to country. A group of students will be coached at undisclosed location and will be performing every week at a concert. Winners will be voted by SMS.
FAME GURU KUL – STAR ACADEMY INDIA
FAMA – BRAZIL STAR ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS
LEBANON’S STAR ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS
SHADA HASSOUN, WINNER OF STAR ACADEMY, LBC
SHADA HASSOUN – WINNER OF LBC’S STAR ACADEMY
ARAB’S LBC STAR ACADEMY CONCERT
Tina Yamout,Â also known as Tina Yammut is a LBC’s Star Academy 4 Candidate from Lebanon. Tina Yamout was born in 1987 andÂ studies Business at the American University of Beirut. Tina lost her father in the year 2005, she lives with her mother which she loves and cares for a lot.