Sir Elton John will be the godfather of the third edition of France's most popular reality TV show Star Academy.

The ROCKET MAN singer will appear live on the first show of the talent show's third series on 30 August (03). Sources also say one of the legendary performer's hits - either DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART or CROCODILE ROCK - will become the theme for the upcoming season.

Also, the first record released by the eventual winners will be a remake of Elton's greatest hits. France's Star Academy will run from September (03) to December and hopes to eclipse the incredible popularity of the first two seasons.

In the last two years sales from the triumphant artists have hit 4 million on both occasions and the televised show attracts up to 10 million viewers per installment.

20/08/2003 21:10