Not surprisingly, Yama Laurent, the team candidate Garou, easily won the 6th presentation of “The Voice” to TVA, Sunday, garnering 60% of the vote, as part of a final almost exclusively dedicated to the song of French expression.
“Thanks to all of you who voted for me, said smiling and without crying Yama after his victory, it’s like an adoption.” The young woman from Haiti will have made lie the famous gospel saying that “the first will be the last,” she who was the first to tread the boards of blind auditions of musical reality, creating immediately a buzz that led him straight to victory.
As a winning song, the 27-year-old soul diva performed the ballad A Few of Us , written by her coach Garou, for a performance that was not, let’s face it, her best of the competition. But the wave of public love was stronger than anything, and Yama left with a record deal and $ 50,000 purse.
The other finalists, Yann Brassard from Baie Saint-Paul (Alex Nevsky team), Jonathan Freeman from Sept-Îles (Éric Lapointe team), and Miriam Baghdassarian from Montreal (Lara Fabian team), however, do not have to blush for their performance .
Yann Brassard, 24, said Michael Jackson of Charlevoix (which garnered 13% of the vote), performed the joyful pop play Amanda , written by his coach Nevsky, which allowed him to use his signature lead movement, and his characteristic dance steps.
Jonathan Freeman, 25, “the abominable beast of the North Shore,” Éric Lapointe said (7% of the vote), for his part endorsed the ballad Open , created by Lapointe, Michel Rivard and Stéphane Dufour.
Miriam Baghdassarian, 19 years old (20% of the vote), meanwhile was able to put in the tooth the energetic I want to give of his coach Lara Fabian, who probably wrote for his young protégé of Armenian origin the best original song among the four in the final.
In French please!
On the show side, we broke with the tradition of presenting an international (and English-speaking) star as Def Leppard or other New Kids on the Block. But it would be a lie to say that the evening was not up to the challenge.
The main star at the end of the season was Ginette Reno, THE voice of Quebec, as presented by host Charles Lafortune. The singer first sang The Essential , with Yama and Miriam, then made the tenderness with the boys with more (Yann) or less (Jonathan) happiness. She finished her performance with the must-see A little higher accompanied by four coaches .
French singer-songwriter Christophe Maé (very well known in France and very few here) was the only one to come from far to interpret his success. He is where happiness with all the participants of this year’s direct.
Then came the coaches , Geneviève Leclerc ( Voice 4 ), Pirate’s Heart, Corneille, last year’s big winner, Ludovick Bourgeois, as well as Patsy Gallant, Nico Archambault and part of the Saturday team. Night Fever .
Finally, let us mention the refreshing participation of Quebec’s young androgynous singer Hubert Lenoir, who has completed his play Fille de personne II by proudly showing off … his tattooed buttock of a fleur-de-lis.
Charles Lafortune closed the evening by inviting us to “follow the voice “, without specifying if the competition would be back next year.