Academy Fantasia, Season 6

Academy Fantasia, Season 6 is the sixth season of Academy Fantasia which premiered on True Visions on June 29, 2009.

Academy Fantasia, Season 6
Created byAuttapon Na-Bangchang
Country of originThailand
Production
Running timeApproximately 2.5 hours
Release
Original networkTrue Visions
Original releaseJun 29 –
Sep 19, 2009
Chronology
Preceded byAF 5
Followed byAF 7
External links
Website

Zani (V6), Nipaporn Thitithanakarn, won in the competition. She was the first female winner of Academy Fantasia.

Changes from Season 5Edit

It was announced before the season get started that there would be no surprise in a previous way like first five seasons. No voting back, or the other twists to get eliminated contestants back into the competition again. They would cut the contestants off week by week until the final concert, week 12. If so, it confirmed that would be only two finalists in the final round, unlike in the previously seasons.

Later, it declared that at the end of every concerts, the judges would give The Immunity Idol to save one of the bottom three contestants who performed best. This means that the immuned contestant would be safe automatically.

On the other hand, if the contestant with the fewest popular votes was not the same as the immuned contestant, they would send the fewest votes contestant home immediately as in a normal elimination scenario. From this rule, the number of finalists in the grand finale concert might be a whole top 12 (if The Immunity Idol could save every week), or only two candidates.

AuditionsEdit

There were two channel for auditions, Live and Online. The contestants were required to between the ages of 18 to 28 years old who are not embedded with music recording contracts.

The Live Auditions were held in the following cities:

Semi-finalistsEdit

The Top 100 finalists (50 from live audition and 50 from online audition) were announced and made the final audition together in front of all judges. The final audition were held at The Akara Theater of King Power Complex, Bangkok, on May 20, 2009.

In this season, they broadcast the final auditions live for two days on True Visions. The Top 100 finalists were cut off to Top 50, Top 30, and finally they declared the Top 12 who would get into the AF house to study and perform 12 concerts in this competition.

It was noticed that there were only 12 final contestants, unlike in the Season 4 and Season 5 which had Top 20 and Top 16, respectively, get into the house, and then cut them off to Top 12 within first two concerts.

Concert summariesEdit

Week 1 - My StyleEdit

Original Airdate: July 4, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V1 Ich "ทำเป็นไม่ทัก" by Palmy
V2 Aof "ใจกลางความเจ็บปวด" by Cresendo
V3 Koonjae-Sal "ขาดๆ เกินๆ" by Fahrenheit
V4 Newty "ไม่ต้องรู้ว่าเราคบกันแบบไหน" by Da Endorphine
V5 Tee "ความคิด" by Stamp
V6 Zani "ไม่รักดี" by Paper Jam
V7 Krit "Y.M.C.A." by Village People
V8 Mac "จำทำไม" by Tatto Colour
V9 Nooknick "พูดอีกที" by Christina Aguilar
V10 Ann "ไม่ยอมหมดหวัง" by Jennifer Kim
V11 Tabby "สุดฤทธิ์สุดเดช" by Mai Charoenpura
V12 Itch "จูบ" by Jet'setre
  • Bottom three: Krit (V7), Nooknick (V9), & Tabby (V11)
  • Immuned: Tabby (V11)
  • Eliminated: Krit (V7)

The first concert of AF6 was in a theme called "My Style" which represents contestant's style of music they were good at. The bottom three result was announced after the show ended, and judges decided to immune Tabby (V11) by giving her The Immunity Idol to be safe from elimination. However, after the popular votes result was declared, the contestant with the fewest votes was not Tabby (V11), but was Krit (V7). He was the first contestant who was eliminated in this season.

Week 2 - Party & Radio HitsEdit

Original Airdate: July 11, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V1 Ich "รักแท้...ยังไง" by น้ำชา
V2 Aof "หยุด" by Groove Riders
V3 Koonjae-Sal "ห้ามทิ้ง" by Atom (Mic Idol)
V4 Newty "ติ๊กต่อก" by Palmy
V5 Tee "Cinderella" by Tatto Colour
V6 Zani "โอ๊ะ โอ๊ย" by Tata Young
V8 Mac "อย่างน้อย" by Big Ass
V9 Nooknick "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
V10 Ann "ภาพลวงตา" by Da Endorphine
V11 Tabby "ทางเดินแห่งรัก" by แอม เสาวลักษณ์ ลีละบุตร
V12 Itch "การเปลี่ยนแปลง" by Boy Peacemaker
  • Bottom three: Newty (V4), Nooknick (V9), & Tabby (V11)
  • Immuned: Newty (V4)
  • Eliminated: Tabby (V11)

The theme of this week is the hit music from party and radio. It was the second time that Nooknick (V9) and Tabby (V11) were in the bottom three rank. But not lucky for them both, because the contestant that received immunity was Newty (V4), first time in the bottom three. In the end, the votes result was announced that Tabby (V11) got the fewest popular votes and was sent home in Week 2.

Week 3 - Tribute to King of Pop "Michael Jackson"Edit

Original Airdate: July 18, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V1 Ich "One Day In Your Life"
V2 Aof "Billie Jean"
V3 Koonjae-Sal "Ben"
V4 Newty "Will You Be There"
V5 Tee "Beat It"
V6 Zani "Bad"
V8 Mac "The Way You Make Me Feel"
V9 Nooknick "Heal The World"
V10 Ann "I'll Be There"
V12 Itch "Black Or White"
* Krit & Tabby "Thriller"1
(All) Various "You're Not Alone" & "We Are The World"

1Surprised from eliminated contestants, Krit & Tabby

  • Bottom three: Ich (V1), Zani (V6), & Mac (V8)
  • Immuned & Safe from elimination: Zani (V6)

The week 3 concert was a tribute theme for Michael Jackson. Krit & Tabby provided a surprise, performing "Thriller" on the stage. After the bottom three were announced, judges decided to provide immunity to Zani (V6) who performed best in the bottom rank. Lastly, the popular votes result showed that Zani (V6) also got the fewest votes of the night. From the Immunity Idol she received, she was saved from this elimination and all of 10 contestants still remain in the competition.

Week 4 - Hard RockEdit

Original Airdate: July 25, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V1 Ich "กลัว" by No Logo
V2 Aof "ไม่ต้องการเห็นบางคนที่ไม่รักกัน" by Zeal
V3 Koonjae-Sal "ฉันเป็นดีเจให้เธอ" by No More Tear
V4 Newty "ผิดไหม" by Fahrenheit
V5 Tee "วัดใจ" by Silly Fools
V6 Zani "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
V8 Mac "หวั่นไหว" by Bodyslam
V9 Nooknick "มารักทำไมตอนนี้" by Am Fine
V10 Ann "Going Under" by Evanescence
V12 Itch "What I've Done" by Linkin Park
(Female) Various "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner
(Male) Various "หมื่นฟาเรนไฮต์" by Micro
  • Bottom three: Koonjae-Sal (V3), Nooknick (V9), & Itch (V12)
  • Immuned: Nooknick (V9)
  • Eliminated: Itch (V12)

The concert was in the hard rock theme. After the bottom three were announced, Nooknick (V9) was in the bottom three for the third time, but she was provided immunity by the judges this week. The audiences was shocked after the popular votes result was declared that Itch (V12) got the fewest votes though he had the top two votes during a week (the results during a week were shown until midnight of Friday before the Saturday concert). It was not the first time of AF history that the top or the top three contestants during a week would be eliminated after the concert ended, like Loogtarn (AF2), and Jack (AF4).

Week 5 - DanceEdit

Original Airdate: August 1, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V1 Ich "Music Lover" by Marsha Wattanapanich
V2 Aof "It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell
V3 Koonjae-Sal "El Nin-Yo!" by Tata Young
V4 Newty "Whine Up" by Kat DeLuna featuring Elephant Man
V5 Tee "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli
V6 Zani "เจ็บนิดนิด" by ญาญ่าญิ๋ง
V8 Mac "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
V9 Nooknick "Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira
V10 Ann "Barbie Girl" by Aqua
(Female) Various "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé Knowles
(Male) Various "Like A Virgin" by Madonna
  • Bottom three: Ich (V1), Aof (V2), & Newty (V4)
  • Immuned: Newty (V4)
  • Eliminated: Ich (V1)

The AF6 concert week 5 was in a dance theme. It was the first time of Aof (V2) for bottom three. The judges decided to immuned Newty (V4) from elimination. After the popular votes result was announced, Ich (V1) was eliminated.

Week 6 - Show PowerEdit

Original Airdate: August 8, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V2 Aof "แทงข้างหลังทะลุถึงหัวใจ" by อ๊อฟ ปองศักดิ์
V3 Koonjae-Sal "ฉันทำผิดเอง" by แพท สุทธาสินี
V4 Newty "คิดถึงเธอทุกที (ที่อยู่คนเดียว)" by Mr. Saxman featuring Jennifer Kim
V5 Tee "พูดตรงๆ" by บี พีระพัฒน์
V6 Zani "เธอผู้ไม่แพ้" by Thongchai McIntyre
V8 Mac "รักเธอทั้งหมดของหัวใจ" by Pause
V9 Nooknick "รักแท้หรือแค่เหงา" by โบ สุนิตา
V10 Ann "เบอร์นี้ไม่มีคนของเธอ" by ปาน ธนพร
(Female) Various "Live & Learn" by Boyd Kosiyabong featuring กมลา สุโกศล แคล์ป
(Male) Various "แค่คนโทรผิด" by Peck, Aof, & Ice
(All) Various "ส่งต่อความรัก (Pass The Love Forward)" by Boyd Kosiyabong featuring Various Artists
  • Bottom three: Aof (V2), Zani (V6), & Nooknick (V9)
  • Immuned & Safe from elimination: Nooknick (V9)

The theme of this week was show power, this was not only representing the style of music but also contestants had to do everything by themselves in a whole week. This week was special, like a mid-term examination for them, "had no class" in the AF house, "had no trainer". They all had to coach themselves, and practice for a show on their own. After the show ended, Nooknick (V9) was in the bottom three once again (her fourth time) and she also was provided immunity by the judges. Lastly, it was announced that she received the fewest votes of the night. But from the immunity she had, she was saved from this elimination and eight contestants are still in the running.

Week 7 - Mother's ChoiceEdit

Original Airdate: August 15, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V2 Aof "สัญญาเมื่อสายัณห์" by ไท ธนาวุฒิ
V3 Koonjae-Sal "All That Jazz" Soundtrack of Chicago
V4 Newty "อย่าทำให้ฟ้าผิดหวัง" by Da Endorphine
V5 Tee "In The Flesh" by Blondie
V6 Zani "ดาวเรืองดาวโรย" by พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์
V8 Mac "อิ่มอุ่น" by ศุ บุญเลี้ยง
V9 Nooknick "คือหัตถาครองพิภพ" by ศรัณย่า ส่งเสริมสวัสดิ์
V10 Ann "เรือนแพ" by ชรินทร์ นันทนาคร
  • Top three: Tee (V5), Zani (V6), & Mac (V8)
  • Best performance of Top three: Zani (V6)
  • Bottom three: Aof (V2), Newty (V4), & Nooknick (V9)
  • Immuned: Newty (V4)
  • Eliminated: Aof (V2)

This concert is in a theme of mother's choice, contestants' mothers had come into the house to surprise them on Sunday night to give them a song they had to perform on concert. All of the songs this week was requested by all their mothers. In a concert, there was a little twist for this week. They announced list of three contestants step forward and made the audiences noticed those were bottom three; Tee (V5), Zani (V6), & Mac (V8). Then the judges decided to give the Immunity Idol to Zani (V6). After that they declared three of them were not bottom three, but top three of the week, and Zani (V6) was selected by judges to be as the best show in the top three ranks. From this, she got a special prize from a sponsor for her mother.

But it was not ended, they announced Koonjae-Sal (V3) & Ann (V10) step forward like they both are real bottom ranks, but they both were announced to be safe. This means the rest in the bottom line, Aof (V2), Newty (V4), & Nooknick (V9) are bottom three of a night. The judges had to judge again and Newty (V4) was immuned. Lastly, the popular votes was announced and Aof (V2) was eliminated.

Week 8 - The BattleEdit

Original Airdate: August 22, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V3 / V10 Koonjae-Sal VS Ann "คนที่ถูกรัก" by Bodyslam
V4 / V3 Newty VS Koonjae-Sal "อาการน่าเป็นห่วง" by ก็อต จักรพรรณ์
V5 / V6 Tee VS Zani "ข่าวดี" by คาราบาว
V6 / V8 Zani VS Mac "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
V8 / V4 Mac VS Newty "รักไม่ยอมเปลี่ยนแปลง" by ติ๊ก ชีโร่
V9 / V5 Nooknick VS Tee "สาละวัน" by Joey Boy
V10 / V9 Ann VS Nooknick "ดีมากเลย" by Dome & James
(All) Various Medley of;

"หวาน" by Cell
"เหรอ" by Zaza featuring Buddha Bless
"ไปน่ารักไกลๆ หน่อย" by Dan & Beam
"Hormone" by Groove Riders
"มีฟอร์ม" by Nice 2 Meet U
"มั้ง" by โต๋ ศักดิ์สิทธิ์
"เพลงรัก" by Kamikaze

  • Bottom three: Newty (V4), Zani (V6), & Nooknick (V9)
  • Immuned: Zani (V6)
  • Eliminated: Newty (V4)

The theme for this week was the battle, as in AF5 week 11, however not as duets. All contestants had to perform together but had no chance to practice together in the AF house. After the show, judges decided to provide immunity to Zani (V6) who was in the bottom three, and the popular votes result shows that Newty (V4) got the fewest votes. This was the fourth time for her that she was in the bottom ranks, but three times previously she had received the immunity idol. This time was not as lucky for her, without the immunity idol, and also the first time she got the fewest votes. So Newty (V4) was eliminated.

Week 9 - Featuring With Our FriendsEdit

Original Airdate: August 29, 2009

Code Contestant Featuring with Song
V3 Koonjae-Sal Tabby (V11)
Itch (V12)
"Burn" by Christina Aguilar & Mai Charoenpura
"ตาแดงๆ" by พั้นช์ วรกานต์ & พลพล
V5 Tee Newty (V4)
Tabby (V11)
"แค่หลับตา" by Bodyslam
"ทั้งชีวิต" by บี พีระพัฒน์ & Lydia
V6 Zani Aof (V2)
Krit (V7)
"อยากรู้แต่ไม่อยากถาม" by Calories Blah Blah
"4 Minutes" by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake
V8 Mac Ich (V1)
Itch (V12)
"Share" by Potato
"ช่วงที่ดีที่สุด" by Boyd Kosiyabong featuring Pod Moderndog & วินัย พันธุรักษ์
V9 Nooknick Aof (V2)
Newty (V4)
"อย่าทำให้ฉันรักเธอ" by Buachompoo Ford featuring AB-Normal
"I Turn To You" by Christina Aguilera
V10 Ann Ich (V1)
Krit (V7)
"ทำไมไม่รับสักที" by Fai (Am Fine), Lydia, & Me'
"Destiny" by Aof & Patcha
  • Bottom three: Koonjae-Sal (V3), Tee (V5), & Nooknick (V9)
  • Immuned: Tee (V5)
  • Eliminated: Nooknick (V9)

Week 10 - Thai CountryEdit

Original Airdate: September 5, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V3 Koonjae-Sal "อารมณ์เสีย" by อาภาพร นครสวรรค์
"สปาบ้านทุ่ง" by โปงลางสะออน
V5 Tee "แช่แวบ (ไม่อยากเป็นพระ)" by แดน วรเวช
"คนบ้านเดียวกัน" by ไผ่ พงศธร
V6 Zani "รักสลายดอกฝ้ายบาน" by จินตหรา พูนลาภ
"คิดถึงทุ่งลุยลาย" by อ๋อย โปงลางสะออน
V8 Mac "จี่หอย" by พี สะเดิด
"สาวบางโพ" by ตู้ ดิเรก
V10 Ann "จ้างมันเต๊อะ" by กระแต
"ดาวมหาลัย" by สาวมาด เมกะแดนซ์
  • Bottom three: Koonjae-Sal (V3), Mac (V8), & Ann (V10)
  • Immuned & Safe from elimination: Ann (V10)

Week 11 - The MusicalsEdit

Original Airdate: September 12, 2009

Code Contestant Song #1 (Thai Contemporary) Song #2 (Asian Soundtracks)
V3 Koonjae-Sal "บุพเพสันนิวาส" by สุนทราภรณ์ "梅花 (เหมยฮัว)" by 鄧麗筠 (เติ้ง ลี่ จวิน)
V5 Tee "เพียงคำเดียว" by สุเทพ วงศ์คำแหง "Fate Reverse" (OST. East Of Eden) by SG Wannabe
V6 Zani "จงรัก" by สุเทพ วงศ์คำแหง "A Moment Of Romance" (OST. A Moment of Romance)
V8 Mac "กุหลาบในมือเธอ" by ชรินทร์ นันทนาคร "Fairy Tale" (OST. Phoenix From The Ashes) by Michael Wong
V10 Ann "จำเลยรัก" by สวลี ผกาพันธุ์ "All Kind Of Love" (OST. Shanghai Grand 2) by Frances Yip
  • Bottom three: Koonjae-Sal (V3), Tee (V5), & Zani (V6)
  • Immuned: Zani (V6)
  • Eliminated: Koonjae-Sal (V3)

Week 12 - Grand FinaleEdit

Original Airdate: September 19, 2009

Code Contestant Song
V5 Tee "ทางของฉัน ฝันของเธอ" by Bodyslam
"A Whole New World" (OST. Aladdin) by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
V6 Zani "ชีวิตสั้นจะตาย" by Da Endorphine
"What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes
V8 Mac "แค่ได้พบเธอ" by P.O.P.
"Angels" by Robbie Williams
V10 Ann "นักร้องบ้านนอก" by พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์
"One Night Only" (OST. Dream Girls) by Jennifer Hudson
  • Third Runner-Up: Mac (V8)
  • Second Runner-Up: Tee (V5)
  • First Runner-Up: Ann (V10)
  • The Winner: Zani (V6)

ContestantsEdit

In order of eliminationEdit

(ages stated are at time of competition)

Code Contestant, Ages Hometown Ranking
V7 Krit, Kritmongkol Silpi (24) Nakhon Ratchasima Eliminated in Week 1
V11 Tabby, Rata Kokilanont (22) Bangkok Eliminated in Week 2
V12 Itch, Itch Sriwongthai (22) Bangkok Eliminated in Week 4
V1 Ich, Kanyatat Choowong (22) Phrae Eliminated in Week 5
V2 Aof, Charnnarong Hormchid (23) Bangkok Eliminated in Week 7
V4 Newty, Nitinunt Chayasatian (18) Bangkok Eliminated in Week 8
V9 Nooknick, Nansinee Narmwong (18) Bangkok Eliminated in Week 9
V3 Koonjae-Sal, Parnthong Boonthong (18) Bangkok Eliminated in Week 11
V8 Mac, Weeradol Wangcharoenporn (23) Bangkok Third Runner-Up
V5 Tee, Teechalit Phromchana (25) Chiangmai Second Runner-Up
V10 Ann, Siripan Namcharoensombat (20) Bangkok First Runner-Up
V6 Zani, Nipaporn Thitithanakarn (23) Bangkok The Winner

In this season, there were 5 boys & 7 girls in the Top 12 finalists, which was a same as Season 1. By the way, Zani (V6) is the first female winner of Academy Fantasia.

SummariesEdit

Elimination chartEdit

Elimination chartEdit

Legend
Female Male Top 12 Top 4 Runner-Up Winner
Bottom Bottom-Saved Eliminated None-Elim
Stage: Finals Grand Finale
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Place Contestant Result
1 Zani Saved Btm Best Saved Saved Winner
2 Ann Saved Runner-Up
3 Tee Top3 Saved Btm Finalist
4 Mac Btm Top3 Btm Finalist
5 Koonjae-Sal Btm Btm Btm Elim
6 Nooknick Btm Btm Saved Saved Btm Btm Elim
7 Newty Saved Saved Saved Elim
8 Aof Btm Btm Elim
9 Ich Btm Elim
10 Itch Elim
11 Tabby Saved Elim
12 Krit Elim

Professional trainersEdit

Principal - Sattha Satthathip

Voice Trainers

  • Saovanit Nawapan (Head)
  • Orawan Yenpoonsook
  • Pornpat Watanyutanont
  • Suchanya Harnrojanawut
  • Attapol Muncharoen

Dance Trainers

  • Vanessa Guntsopon (Head)
  • Torchat Pintong
  • Karnpitcha Normpitakcharoen
  • Akachai Torobrum

Acting Trainers

  • Sarmmiti Sukbanjong (Head)
  • Satathip Ponghiran
  • Nucharee Srimanont
  • Nontakorn Eursukcharoen

JudgesEdit

  • Suthee Sangserichon (Main)
  • Soros Punnkabutr
  • Sobchai Kraiyulsane
  • Prakasit Bosuwan

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Season 5 (2008)
Academy Fantasia
Season 6 (2009)
Succeeded by
Season 7 (2010)