So what's ace French choreographer Kamel Ouali, who was one of the team behind "Le Roi Soleil" going to do now that the musical has reached the end of its run? Answer: get to work on another one. This time he and songwriters Lionel Florence, Patrice Guirao and Pascal Obispo will turn their attention to another historical legend - Cleopatra. It's been confirmed that the leading lady will be none other than one of our all-time favourite Star Academy contestants Sofia Essaidi! Sofia of course didn't win season 3 (2003) but she was without any doubt the most talented singer and performer that year. Two years later she released her excellent debut album "Mon Cabaret" which I have in my CD collection. It's a luscious mix of pop, jazz and retro, and a real treat. I'm sure that she will be a big hit in the role of Cleopatra. The role of Caesar is tipped to be filled by Chris Stills, the son of French music legend Veronique Sanson.