Star Academy is a Greek reality TV show, and a licensed version of Endemol's Star Academy. The series began on March 17, 2017 on the E Channel network and was completed on July 15, 2017. The Judges were Anna Vissi (later replaced by Katerina Gkagkaki), Petros Kostopoulos, Nikos Mouratides, Nikos Karvelas (later replaced by Alexandros Rigas) and Natalia Germanou. A day prior the show's premiere, a program called Star Academy Kick off Live aired, which took place in the academy, the house of the contestants, and was presented by Katerina Kainourgiou and Themis Malis. There, three boys would sing live and people would vote their favourite; the boy with the most votes, would be the 16th contestant of the show. The show was renamed from the fifth live episode to Super Star Academy, due to Epsilon TV owing money to Endemol, the worldwide franchise's production company, which therefore prohibited the station from airing the show under its brand name.