News Update: 4/21 Apr 21, 2020 7:57:23 GMT -5
Post by davidhr on Apr 21, 2020 7:57:23 GMT -5
With nothing going on in real-time, Lara contented herself with well-wishes for her fans. In conjunction with her Instagram post at
I wish you a very happy Sunday... (and a very good evening in Europe)... I think of you very much.... I'll post you a little gift in the next few days...
In the meantime, take good care of yourself... 🙏♥️ Love 💕
No indication yet what that little gift might be...but daresay, might it be a song?
Meanwhile, her big gift, the clip “NOS CŒURS À LA FENÊTRE” has more than 500,00 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAZZYekqUq4)
On ‘Ultratop’, it was written “Lara Fabian makes the best entry in 16th place, and it’s her best rating since 2007, with NOS CŒURS À LA FENÊTRE!
As suggested last week, this may well be remembered as one of Lara’s best songs.
With that in mind, Lara was on VLOG on TVA yesterday; here was their announcement (https://www.facebook.com/VlogTVA/photos/a.440062160657/10157147885050658/?type=3&theater):
Tonight, at 1900, Lara Fabian is visiting us for her tribute to caregivers and we present you some original ways to have fun in lockdown!
And Lara was on the show “Deux filles en quarantaine” , which can be heard at:
She talked about the origin of the song, the dedication of the profits to the four national hospital services, life in quarantine, etc.
On to 'The Voice', recorded months ago. In this third edition of ‘The Knockouts”, we’ve finally gotten up to Lara’s team. There are a number of very good candidates, so any decision by Lara was bound to be controversial. Lara discussed that in an article for “20 minutes” (https://www.20minutes.fr/arts-stars/television/2763223-20200418-the-voice-k-o-etape-plus-cruelle-estime-lara-fabian). Here’s the translation:
"The Voice": The K.-O. ? "It's the cruelest step," says Lara Fabian
This Saturday evening, TF1 continues the broadcast of season 9 of "The Voice" with the knockout test by Lara Fabian. For "20 Minutes", the singer spoke about this difficult stage
A shortened program but just as breathless as usual! This Saturday evening, TF1 will offer its third K.O. of The Voice in a light version, and will honor the team of Lara Fabian. This is the penultimate episode before a break in the broadcasting of the song contest, the live broadcasts cannot take place because of the coronavirus crisis. “We were going to start preparations and everything was suspended. But we continue to talk and we are very active in communication,” reveals the singer.
Before the direct, the seven remaining talents of Lara Fabian will occur in turn before their coach who will then have to choose to keep only three. "It is very difficult but it is the nature of the game. This is what we all accepted as a condition from the start", confides Lara Fabian on this stage which she considers to be "the most cruel." "And I hate being it," she says.
"In France, it's a bit radical and it's difficult"
It must be said that the coach’s team has probably been the strongest of this season, which includes Gustine, Nataly Vetrano, Sam Tallet and Cheyenne Janas. The singer then takes it upon herself to go against her nature and “apply this kind of judgment which becomes a sanction.” In images unveiled by TF1 during rehearsals, the link seems particularly strong between the interpreter of ‘Nos coeurs a la fenetre’ and her talent Maria Cuche. "I don't know if I can explain it, but I can feel it with the same intensity as she," she says. It is as if we know each other, as if we belong to the same genesis”. An attachment that makes decision-making even more difficult when the time comes.
Although she officiated two years in the Quebec version of La Voix, the artist with more than 20 million albums sold is confronted with the exercise of K.-O. for the first time. “In Quebec, they are battle songs. This portion brings people more gently towards the end of the trip. In France, it's a bit radical and it's difficult,” she regrets.
Since the start of the season, Lara Fabian has marked The Voice with her personality. If Internet users have in particular praised "her great class" on several occasions, they have also been surprised by her way of fighting for her talents. During the battles, the singer for example upset the rules by selecting an additional candidate. In this regard, the star confesses to be "someone extrovert and very sensitive. We don't change, and certainly not at my age.” A personality that allows her to stand out and make the show, like the K.-O. aired this Saturday. From buzzing with the foot to the teary eyes, the Lara Fabian team is ultimately perfectly in her image.
Here’s the difference between what is done in France and in Quebec. In La Voix, “Among the eight artists composing their teams, the coaches will choose five participants who will go directly to the Directs. The other three will have to go through the Chants de Bataille stage to access Directs. Only one will succeed.” In comparison in France Lara has to choose three of seven, and for the losers, there is no “Chants de Bataille” stage where one candidate gets a chance to stay alive. Hence her comment that it “brings people more gently towards the end of the trip”.
Here were the performances:
1)Cheyenne sang "Dans un autre monde" of Céline Dion
A good presentation of an up-tempo song that wasn’t chosen to highlight her voice but her performance capability. In general, most of the performers this night did not choose numbers that served to highlight their abilities. Nevertheless, Lara had been praising her all week (and all season), and so chose her by stepping on the button
2)Sam Tallet sang "L’opportuniste"of Jacques Dutronc
A typical Marc-type singer – they showed Marc enjoying his performance – using his guitar he did a fine job on the song. He had a tough act to follow and Lara did not choose him. As we’ve said all along, he did not belong on Lara’s team – his girlfriend did, but they both chose wrong coaches and ended up eliminated.
3) Nataly Vetrano sang "Sur un prélude de Bach" of Maurane
A very moving performance, Lara was strongly affected by this song of Maurane; yet she did not choose her. As compensation, Lara Fabian invited her to sing at one of her concerts, but it was canceled due to the coronavirus.
4) Gustine sang "L’Accordéoniste"of ’Edith Piaf
Very creative performance to an accordion backing, a difficult song which was performed quite well. In a way the judges, including Lara, didn’t really know what to make of it. While Lara didn’t hit the red button immediately, she ultimately chose her.
5) Enzo S sang "Il suffira d’un signe" of Jean-Jacques Goldman
A confident well-sung performance; he wasn’t chosen and wasn’t happy about it.
6) Margau sang "High Hopes" of Panic! At The Disco
A strong performance from Lara’s current favorite group’ as a performer she’s very attractive, though not really a great singer. But her star potential is undeniable, and Lara (tentatively) chose her.
7) Maria sang "Memory" of Barbra Streisand
Unlike some of the previous contestants, she chose a song that fit her voice, though she did not sing it perfectly. Lara looked serious throughout, perhaps because she reminded her of her own mother. Lara chose her, too.
So with four candidates picked, Lara had to drop one – and in what may have seemed a surprise, she dropped Margau and kept Maria. [Margau had expressed some doubts about Lara as a coach for her, and probably has a lot more now – see below]. This was not a popular decision on The Voice’s Facebook page. They felt Lara kept Maria because of her disability (Maria being blind), and that Margau should have stayed. However, as the article above indicated, Lara certainly seemed emotionally attached to Maria, who called Lara “her guardian angel, her ‘eyes”. I have to say I agree Margau should have been the choice, even though I think she is not as good as advertised. A number of people also thought that Nataly was better. Nevertheless, Maria was not ‘bad’; and, as was also pointed out, if Margau had been chosen then it could have been claimed that Lara chose her “because she was from Canada”.
As surmised, Margau was not happy with Lara throughout her experience on the show, and especially after having been dumped in this last broadcast. Here’s a (translated) article about that www.voici.fr/tele/the-voice-9-eliminee-par-lara-fabian-margau-zappe-sa-coach-et-exprime-un-souhait-particulier-pour-la-finale-678802):
The Voice 9: eliminated by Lara Fabian, Margau zaps her coach and expresses a particular wish for the final
This Saturday, April 18, it’s Lara Fabian’s team that paraded for The Voice’s knockouts. After choosing not to continue the adventure with Margau, the latter did not fail to react on Instagram. She thanks everyone except her coach and supports Cheyenne who is still in the race.
The knockout test is never simple. As much for the four coaches of The Voice as for the candidates. And this Saturday, April 18, it was the team of Lara Fabian who had to compete to reach the semi-final of the show. But the choice turned out to be terribly difficult for the Belgian singer. After having made Margau wait at the end of her interpretation to listen to Maria Doyle-Cuche, Lara Fabian finally decided to separate from the young Canadian girl. A choice that did not fail to make people react. For her part, Margau also emerged from silence on her Instagram account. This Saturday, April 18, the candidate expressed her sadness to her supporters: "This is how sad my adventure at The Voice ends ...".
Margau does not thank Lara Fabian but supports Cheyenne
In her message, Margau does not hesitate to express her gratitude to her audience but also to the people who were with her at the heart of the adventure and who supported her throughout. However in her thanks the young woman omits her coach, Lara Fabian: "I want to thank the whole team of The Voice for allowing me to live this crazy experience, and especially to Bruno Berberes for having offered me this opportunity, Pierre-Yves Duchesne who taught me a lot and Aziz Baki who helped me get out of my comfort zone ”. To conclude, the singer supports another candidate with whom she has established a friendship. "Cheyenne, win this for me my friend" she wrote before adding a little red heart. One thing is certain, if the young woman is disappointed by the choice of Lara Fabian she can always find comfort with her fans. Besides, the Quebecer promised: "this is only the beginning" of the adventure for her.
And here was Margau’s actual message, on her Instagram account; in fact, she does thank Lara, although not 'especially':
"This is how sad my adventure at The Voice ends ... Thank you for supporting me from start to finish, my adventure would not have been the same without you! I sincerely hope that you will continue to follow me, because I can assure you that this is only the beginning. I want to thank the whole team of The Voice for allowing me to live this crazy experience, my coach Lara who brought me to the knockout and especially at @bberberes for having offered me this opportunity, @pierre_yves_duchesne who taught me a lot and @azizbaki who helped me get out of my comfort zone. @ cheyenne.thevoice9 wins this for me my friend❤️ "
That got 5000 likes; no doubt Margau is going to be a star in Canada – she has enough talent, is attractive, and is also quite aggressive in pursuing it.
As to how the show did (https://www.ozap.com/actu/audiences-the-voice-leader-en-hausse-succes-pour-surprise-sur-prise-sur-france-2/591907): “Saturday evening, TF1 rose to the top of audiences with a new issue of "The Voice, la plus belle voix"… The third session of knockouts, last step before the direct, pleased 5.27 million viewers, in audience watch according to Médiamétrie. The show was followed by 19.7% of the public present in front of their TV until 10:30 p.m. The market share of women responsible for purchases under 50 (FRDA-50) reached 27.6%, which allows the chain to be the leader on its priority target.
Note that the semi-final and the final will not be broadcast on the scheduled dates, due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The previous issue of "The Voice" was followed by 4.86 million fans, or 18.5% audience share (25.4% FRDA-50).
There is one more knockout to go (Pascal’s), and then…nothing for the time being. As was pointed out, this is the big show for TF1, and there is great pressure not to hold it in an empty stadium, without an enthusiastic crowd, simply to provide a winner – it would make for terrible TV. And big crowds are not to be expected for at least a month, most likely considerably longer – perhaps late summer or the fall at the earliest. If it goes any later than that, it will run into the next season.
So what will TF1 do starting May 2? According to the article at (https://www.programme-tv.net/news/evenement/the-voice-9/252992-tf1-deprogramme-the-voice-et-rediffusera-le-concert-des-enfoires-2017/):
TF1 stops broadcasting The Voice 2020 on May 2 and will rebroadcast the concert of Enfoirés 2017 instead!
Unsurprisingly, the awards for The Voice 2020 will not take place on Saturdays May 2 and 9. TF1's reality TV show will therefore be absent for several weeks and give way to a replay of the 2017 concert of Les Enfoirés.
See you soon The Voice, hello Les Enfoirés! Unsurprisingly, Emmanuel Macron's decision to extend the duration of confinement in France until Monday, May 11, 2020 will have been right for the live broadcasts of the ninth season of the successful TF1 reality tv show. While the management of the private channel awaited the intervention of the President of the Republic to make a decision, it is now official: the two live shows scheduled to close season 9 are postponed to a later date. "Either we are confined or we are not. The Voice demands a minimum of quality, we prefer to wait rather than to offer a degraded program. We already have our candidates, our coaches, we are ready! If we don't have the possibility of making these two live broadcasts in May, in the wake of those already recorded, we will postpone to a date when it will be possible, in accordance with sanitary prudence. When we can shoot them, we will shoot them", said Fabrice Bailly, director of programs and acquisitions for the TF1 group, to the Parisien last weekend. It must be said that The Voice remains one of the biggest hits of French television and brings together hundreds of technicians (excluding the public present in the hall of the Palais des Sports where the semi-finals were to take place for the first time and the final).
Live shows not before September?
In all likelihood, it will take until September to discover the identity of the talent that will succeed Whitney, big winner of the 8th season of The Voice last year. A date suggested by Lara Fabian in an interview last week. "Everything is suspended and nothing is decided. We are trying to find solutions until September, we talk every week. Nothing is left out," said the singer, entertainment coach.
On Saturday May 2 at 9:05 p.m., instead of The Voice, TF1 will rebroadcast the 2017 concert of Les Enfoirés. Entitled Mission Enfoirés, the show was recorded at the Zenith in Toulouse. It was the first show without Jean-Jacques Goldman. That year, the hymn of Enfoirés was composed by Grégoire and MC Solaar and was called Juste une p'tite chanson. Among the newcomers: Kendji Girac and Amir.
Interesting photo(s) of the week: from the Lara Fabian Bien Plus Qu’une Passion. Corse Reunion FB site,
When The Voice goes on hiatus after next week, Lara will have very little ready-made public activity, so we’ll have to wait and see what if anything develops, within the constraints that societies need follow. And with that in mind, our (now) usual closing salutation: stay safe everybody (and Lara, too!).