GOLDMAN. Michael Goldman, director of Star Academy 2022, is the son of popular singer Jean-Jacques Goldman and Catherine Morlet.
[Mis à jour le 19 novembre 2022 à 20h17] His role is central to Star Academy: on a daily basis, Michael Goldman, director of the 2022 promotion of telecrochet at TF1, accompanies, advises and judges the students of this season. He thus participates in evaluations, bonuses and offers an informed feedback to candidates still in contention at the Château de Dammarie-les-Lys. At the head of the teaching staff, he has conquered the hearts of TF1 viewers, as well as those of his students.
However, before entering Star Academy, Michael Goldman was relatively unknown to the public, unlike his father, Jean Jacques Goldman. If the latter has been one of the favorite personalities of the French for many years, his mother has remained in the shadows throughout the career of Jean-Jacques Goldman: it is Catherine Morlet, who shared the life of Jean-Jacques Goldman for two years. On July 7, 1975, Jean-Jacques Goldman married Catherine Morlet. Together they have three children, Caroline, born in 1975, Michael in 1979 and Nina in 1985. The couple divorced in 1997 after 22 years of marriage.
Who is Michael Goldman? Portrait
Every day, Michael Goldman supervises the new students of Star Academy 2022. He became, at the age of 43, the new director of the castle of Dammarie-les-Lys and took his role very seriously from the start, with the 13 candidates of this class of 2022.
The opportunity to get to know this producer to the illustrious father, Jean-Jacques Goldman. Relatively unknown to the general public, Michael Goldman made a name for himself in the music industry in 2007 by creating the label and crowdfunding platform reserved for musicians My Major Company, which manages, among other things, the career of Joyce Jonathan. Born on July 24, 1979 in Paris, he also launched the French crowdfunding platform Tipeee in 2013.
Lyricist in his spare time, Michael Goldman found himself at the heart of a controversy at the release of the controversial documentary on the Covid-19 Heist, at the end of 2020, its platform having hosted its financing. “I assume everything there is on this site, from the most anti-Semitic to the least anti-Semitic, and from the most conspiratorial to the least conspiratorial”, he had declared in the program Complément d’Enquête on France 2 in 2021, advocating freedom of speech.
So accepting to become the new director of Star Academy was not obvious to Michael Goldman. “To be completely honest, I hesitated for a moment to be part of this adventure and I said yes when I attended the casting because the kids made me crack,” he confides to the Parisian. And to develop: “Helping young people is a family thing, I come from a family that loves taking care of little ones! My mother and my big sister are children’s psychologists, my other sisters are pediatricians!”
Michael Goldman, son of Jean-Jacques Goldman
By evoking Michael Goldman, difficult not to speak of his father, the singer Jean-Jacques Goldman. “I’ve been used to people talking to me about it since I was born (…) It’s part of my identity, it’s normal. As for my father, he congratulated me when he knew I was going to do the show. I’m not sure he has TV but the StarAcit is one of the only shows where he had done a little promotion so he remembered it well”, explains the producer to Parisian before his return to the Star Academy.
Needless to say that Jean-Jacques Goldman will not have been totally absent from this first bonus, since Nikos could not help but make a little joke to the director, who then confided that he was unable to do what the students had done. on that first night. “Precisely in a moment, Michael Goldman resumes all the tubes of his father!, then launched the presenter of TF1, all smiles.
Who are the other children of Jean-Jacques Goldman?
Jean-Jacques Goldman married in 1975 with Catherine Morlet. Michael Goldman has an older sister, Caroline, born the same year, and a little one, born in 1985. After his remarriage in 2002, Jean-Jacques Goldman again had three daughters, Maya born in 2004, Kimi in 2005 and Rose in 2007. Michael Goldman therefore has five sisters and half-sisters.
Why Michael Goldman at Star Academy?
The appointment of Michael Goldman, accomplished producer, to the post of the new season of Star Academy sounded like “obviousness” according to a source familiar with the matter interviewed by The Parisian : “He’s 43 years old, he knows the music world like the back of his hand, he’s excited about the project, he looks good… And then the name Goldman, that’s bound to help, let’s face it!” , adds the same anonymous source.
Nikos Aliagas, who takes over the controls of the presentation of Star Academy, welcomes the arrival of this new face. “Michael made his own way, despite his father’s name and for a reason because he loves music and discovering talents. Every word counts. We chose him because he never asked to be there”, he underlined on the set of Daily Friday, October 14, 2022.
Michael Goldman will therefore take over from Alexia Laroche-Joubert (director of the star Academy in 2001 and 2002, then from 2005 to 2007), Nathalie André, Gérard Louvin and Armande Altaï.
How much does Michael Goldman earn at Star Academy?
At the Star Academy, Michael Goldman would be, according to information from Here, the best paid of all the teaching staff. According to the magazine, the director of the 2022 promotion would indeed earn around 30,000 euros for six weeks of competition, or … 5,000 euros per week. He would thus be ahead of the dance teacher, Yanis Marshall, with 18,000 euros, Adeline Toniutti, singing teacher, Laure Balon, stage expression teacher and Lucie Bernardioni, coach, who would all receive the 6,000 euros. Pierre de Brauer, the theater teacher, would be the least well paid with a fee of 3,600 euros.