Artists to the rescue of the proms

Les artistes au secours des bals de finissants

A ball of the end of studies at the secondary level, it only happens once in a lifetime. And since this year, the COVID-19 has deprived the cohort of 2020 of its various initiatives in culture emerging to mark this rite of passage in a virtual way.

The most publicised is certainly one of Bal Mammoth Tele-Quebec, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, and Pier-Luc Funk, will host Friday night. This meeting will bring together, among others, Marie-Mai, Blue Jeans Blue, Sarahmée, Fouki, Jay Temple, Charlotte Cardin, Phil Roy, Rosalie Vaillancourt, Roxane Bruneau, Félix Auger-Aliassime and Pierre-Yves Lord.

“We received tons of calls from celebrities who wanted to say something to the young, says the producer to the contents of the Prom Mammoth, Vincent Bolduc. It was great to see all these people who wanted to participate. “

For their part, By Morin and Julien Lacroix will take the reins of a after-prom, which will be offered on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube on Sunday. The tandem promises of sketches, anecdotes and a few musical performances. All, without censorship. “Because it is not on television, we can have a side more raw and more trashy as an after-prom, indicates Julien Lacroix in the Journal. It has no limits. “

Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse

A pivotal moment

The stars in quebec are not the only ones to greet the new graduates of 2020. In the United States, several prominent figures have recently participated on YouTube at Dear Class of 2020, a celebration of virtual of 4 hours or more bringing together of big names, like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez.

For Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, all this attention is deserved. “We must show young people that they are not forgotten,” said the actress. To complete her secondary education, it is quite an accomplishment, especially in an age where everything is so complicated. “

“A prom of the high school, this is not a party, moreover, insists Vincent Bolduc, who has lived on his own in 1995. It is a time to celebrate the end of a cycle of five years. The five years during which several young people have overcome challenges in academic, social challenges, health challenges, physical, mental… “

Pier-Luc Funk

Memories to create

For his part, Julien Lacroix wants to serve an after-prom memorable to the young because it retains an excellent memory of his own.

“It was chaos, tells the story of the national of the College Durocher Saint-Lambert – 2010 edition. I had brushed strong. I had a little exceeded the limits. A guy I had ran with a peashooter because I had launched a chair on his Winnebago. And the ambulance had arrived because two guys were going to drown in a pedal boat ! “

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