After postponing the show for several times, Star Academy Arabia in its 9th season is said to debut in the second week of September 2013. The primes will take place in Platea – Sahel Alma, unlike all the previous seasons. This year, Star Academy comes in a whole new look; the title of the show is “Star Academy Arabia” , Claudia Marchalian replaces Rola Saad as head of the Academy. The primes will be broadcast on LBC and CBC every Thursday, previously the primes were on Fridays.
The building that will host the candidates of Star Academy Arabia 9 is in Zouk Mosbeh, and they will live together for a period of 3 months and a half, and it is considered the longest period, from previous seasons.