News Update: 3/24 Mar 24, 2020 7:36:22 GMT -5
Post by davidhr on Mar 24, 2020 7:36:22 GMT -5
In response to the anxiety and isolation that has ensued following the spread of the coronavirus, Lara did her best to try to keep in touch and raise people’s spirits. This was done (and is being done) through different Instagram/FB messages. First, at
there was this" beginning with “Beyond all the blows”, Lara sang a verse from Par Amour:
De la vie qui se joue de nous,
Je nous sais plus forts,
Je nous sais plus forts,
Au-delà de cette douleur,
Du vide épais et de la peur,
Je nous ai vus plus forts...
Je nous ai vus plus forts, que tout...
Of the life that plays with us,
I know we are stronger,
I know we are stronger,
Beyond this pain,
Of this heavy emptiness and of the fear,
I saw us stronger ...
I saw us stronger, than anything ...
Opening with these words, “#Throwback ... we're meeting tonight on @thevoice ... and I'm sending you these notes borrowed from one of the singers I love most ... thank you Céline Dion for these words ...”
She sang this verse:
Courage, don't you dare fail me now
I need you to keep away the doubts
I'm staring in the face of something new
You're all I got to hold on to
So, courage, don't you dare fail me now ...
This was sung while walking down the steps to an interview (ITW), presumably in Montreal.
The only other real news came from the latest ‘battles’ from The Voice, which as usual were broadcast (pre-recorded) on TF1 on Saturday night. First, the video for Toni vs Isilde was inadvertently left off last week’s update; it’s worth posting it here, since it was the best ‘battle of the show’ (and even if you saw, it’s worth watching again!).
Then on to this past week’s battles:
1) Jonathan vs LudySoa and Nathan singing “Chanter pour ceux” of Michel Berger
I thought Jonathan was more dominant in the time allotted to him (it was a bit unfair that he was going against two people). Tough decision for Pascal, he chose them.
2) Loïs Vaccheta vs Pierre singing "Light my fire" from The Doors
Pierre was more like Jim Morrison, and had the better voice. Marc chose Lois, who can barely sing (like Marc) .
3) Nataly Vetrano vs. Jimmy singing “Sorry seems to be the hardest word” of Elton John.
Very close, both did a good job, opposite voices. Jimmy got a lot of praise, and indeed was magisterial, but Lara chose Nataly – it would have been a good choice either way. Nataly was exceedingly happy.
4) Terrence vs Manne singing “Ca va, ca vient” of Vitaa & Slimane
All in all Manne was a little better. Amel chose Terrence.
5) Ifè vs Kim singing "Trop beau" of Lomepal
Ife is more a rap singer, Kim really sang. Marc chose Ife even though he really didn’t sing all that much (again, like Marc).
Except for Lara, these were pretty poor choices throughout.
And if that seemed short to you, it was. Here’s an article about it (https://www.cinetelerevue.be/actus/voice-pourquoi-lemission-de-samedi-etait-si-courte), translated below:
The Voice: Why was Saturday’s Broadcast so short?
If you were in front of TF1 this March 21, the continuation of the battles of "The Voice: la plus belle voix" undoubtedly left you with your hunger! Indeed, this Saturday's episode has been greatly shortened and what should be the last battle session has become the penultimate session. This amputation is a deliberate choice of the chain which thus pushes back the stage of the 'lives'. The launch of the 'direct' was indeed planned for April 11, but given the strict containment measures in France, as in many other countries, production wishes to give itself more time to find an appropriate solution, all by keeping the show on air. Note that the reality show was still maintained in the second part of the evening, by repeating the first session of battles. Now there is an additional battles session, then the knockouts, initially divided into two episodes, but which could also be extended, enough to postpone the launch of the lives to the end of April?
Nikos Aliagas, stopping on Twitter during the evening, confirmed the sprawl strategy. "Yes, the broadcast was shorter, tonight, friends. To continue to offer new numbers for as long as possible, TF1 and ITV Studio France did not opt for the rerun solution and decided to reduce the duration of the program. Thank you all ... ", he explained. This upheaval still disturbed many twittos, who did not fail to make it known, some even showing themselves disappointed to be deprived during this period when they justly need distractions. One of them also indicated that the new division would continue during the knockouts, which, according to him, should be spread over four sessions.
Obviously they can only do this for so long, until they have nothing left but the ‘lives’. It will be interesting to see what they do then, if the country is still under ‘lockdown’. One supposes they can always just postpone the ‘lives’ for as many months as it takes to clear things up (assuming that happens this year!).
If you’re wondering whether the ‘stay at home’ order in France has resulted in more viewers for this program…it has! Audience for The Voice on Saturday March 21 (episode 10): 5.10 million viewers and 19.6% of audience share until 10:30 p.m. This was not really because it has become ‘more popular’ but rather the prospective audience has grown larger (“a rising tide lifts all ships”). It is the second highest total since the opening episode – but the lowest percentage of the audience share.
Interesting photo of the week: from Lara Fabian Costa Rica:
Again – stay safe and well everybody.