PERSIAN PYGMALIONS: TWIN SISTERS NASSIM AND NEISSA PARIZE MOVING ON FROM FAILURE TO WISHFUL SUCCESS - Paris Report by Darius KADIVAR
Nassim and Neïssa PARIZE twin sisters of Star Academy ©TF1
Reality TV Shows seem to divide the general public both
in Europe and North America. Many question their utility and denounce
the perverted side effects, while others are passionately defending
this new platform that creates Stars as quickly as it destroys them
over night. What is certain is that it leaves no one indifferent.
Amongst such shows is the successful French Star Academy that scrutinizes
the whereabouts' and artistic endeavours of 18 young recruits (watched
24 hours over 24 by the TV cameras of France's number one privatized
channel TF1) judged by a jury of professional artists in the settings
of a beautiful French Chateau in the outskirts of Paris.
19 year old twins Nassim and Neïssa failed to convince Jury of Star Academy 2005 ©TF1
Unfortunately for the two aspiring artists they were eliminated after the first week of the shows annual running. The reason: "Not good enough " . A decision considered as unjust by many viewers and some professionals who questioned the Jury's impartiality for having chose the two outsiders as potential candidates in the first place.
Ironically the expulsion of the Parize sisters actually
generated a wave of sympathy and support and for the twins who have
been invited to various talk shows ( often on the same channel TF1)
to express their eagerness to pursue their artistic endeavours.
Two Fan's Forum dedicated to the twins:
Star Academy 2005 Official Website:
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a freelance
journalist and film reviewer born to an Iranian father and French
mother. He works and lives in France.