Googoosh Music Academy (Persian: آکادمی موسیقی گوگوش) is a popular voice competition celebrating the veteran Iranian pop singer Googoosh’s style. Aspiring Iranian singers are selected to attend a brief period of vocal grooming. They are then presented as participants of a popular television series that dramatizes the competition. The Selection Process: The first stage of selections takes place as videos submitted to the Manoto website are reviewed. Contestants must submit songs in Persian language and or be fluent in Persian as this is the official language of the program. The videos are reviewed by Googoosh, the Iranian pop star who has lent her name to this project as well as the two musical experts Babak Saidi and Hooman Khalatbari. The two musical experts also prepare the contestants for the television programs and observe and review the competition alongside Googoosh.