After weeks of competition, the noose tightened a notch on Saturday May 14, 2022 for the candidates of The Voice. They are ten to have played in the semi-final tele-hook, live on TF1. Caroline and Loris wore the colors of Marc Lavoine’s team. Lou and Noor, those of Florent Pagny. While Vianney was able to count on Louisa, Paulina and Mr Matt, and Amel Bent on Doryan, Vike and Mary. All offered a real show on stage for this penultimate evening of the season but only four of them won their ticket for the grand finale, thanks to the votes of the public.
But surprise, Nolwenn Leroy was invited to use one of her last powers as a surprise coach. After drafting a handful of contestants in the blind auditions, she was back to qualify a fifth and final finalist.
It’s on the song Last day of disco by Juliette Armanet that the Talents make their introduction, with the singer herself arriving, launching the show in a grand way. All the coaches are obviously standing! then Alessandra Sublet, substitute at short notice for Nikos Aliagas, suffering, arrives. “I want to kiss you very hard. I love you, see you next week“, says the presenter and actress who admits to having a little stage fright.
AMEL BENT TEAM
DORYAN- I HAVE NOTHING -WHITNEY HOUSTON
It is the singer with the sensitive and powerful voice who opens the ball for this semi-final. He chose to resume I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston. Managing to follow the vibes of the late singer, he thrilled the whole audience. Amel Bent makes a statement to him: “It’s like a soul that I would have met in another life. (…) Tonight I am proud as a friend.“
VIKE- I AM SICK – SERGE LAMA
Third of the evening, the colt of Amel Bent performs I am sick by Serge Lama. Very moved, Amel Bent did not hide his pride. “We found ourselves on the emotion“, she said. An enthusiasm that Vianney shares.
MARY- LOOK AT ME – CELINE DION
The young woman in a flashy pink costume took over Celine Dion and Look at me. She inspires Amel Bent with a more than lively and colorful interpretation, worthy of the Canadian diva. “She’s just a queen“, launches Amel Bent.
>> With his 3 Talents, Amel Bent performs Kiss of Prince to ignite the dance floor. Mission accomplished!
It is vike which was chosen by the public!
FLORENT PAGNY TEAM
LOU- SO – BARBARA PRAVI
The 17-year-old chose Voila by Barbara Pravi for these semi-finals. “She returned to a register of incarnation“, explained his coach, his voice moved.
NOUR – RISE-UP -ANDRA DAY
Choosing Rise-Up of Andra Day, Nour (16) does not choose the finality but nothing frightens the former of The Voice Kids who has no trouble raising her voice very high. To the delight of his coach Florent Pagny who gets up quickly to applaud him. “It’s impressive to use the voice the way she did,” he says, pointing out the difficulty of the title she performed.
>> With his 2 Talents, Florent Pagny revisits Edith Piaf’s song, La Foule. Despite his cancer, the singer is divine with the talented young ladies with whom he shares the spotlight for this vibrant performance.
It is nour who wins the battle of this semi-final thanks to the public’s choice!
Pauline- J‘TELL YOU ANYWAY – PATRICK BRUEL
By interpreting I will tell you anyways, the young lady makes the coaches and the public vibrate. Her tears in her eyes when she sings on the microphone melt Vianney and her colleagues. “
LOUISE- HOPE THERE’S SOMEONE – ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS
On the piano, Louise made her voice shine by covering the song by Antony and The Johnsons, Hope There’s Someone. “It upsets (…) We live something that we still want to listen to in ten or twenty years“Vianney told him.
MISTER MAT – NOPE, I REGRET NOTHING – EDITH PIAF
The dean of this semi-final (43 years old) and colossus of the plateau bet on Edith Piaf and NopejI don’t regret anything. Acclaimed by the public, he moved the coaches and in the first place obviously, Vianney. “Just thank you“, the singer tells him. “You move us inside… We see that you are true.“
>> The three talents sing I am not a hero by Daniel Balavoine with their coach Vianney who also plays the guitar.
The public chose Mr Matt in this semi-final.
MARC LAVOINE’S TEAM
CAROLINA- ADVENTURES IN ADVENTURES – SERGE LAMA
For her performance, the singer relied on Serge Lama’s Adventures in Adventures to move the coaches and the entire public. His inhabited interpretation actually makes the eyes of music figures shine and Marc Lavoine in the first place: “I admire him enormously, he is a huge person.“
LORIS- DESIRE – JOHNNY HALLYDAY
Desire by Johnny Hallyday, it’s the hit that the Talent of Marc Lavoine sings, more combative than ever. A performance that convinced the performer of Revolver Eyes: “You have had an exceptional journey, you are an exceptional man.“
>> With his talented duo, Marc Lavoine gives us a version of Grand Corps Malade and Kimberose, Our best years.
Alessandra Sublet reveals the winner of Les Talents de Marc Lavoine: it is Caroline Costa.
THE CHOICE OF NOLWENN LEROY
As announced, the star Nolwenn Leroy has made his choice to draft a person who did not have the favor of the public after the votes. The famous Breton decided to give it a chance Loris“his belief from the start“.
Pascal Obispo closed the evening by singing To whom to tell that we are alone accompanied by his piano.
The 5 qualified candidates for the final expected on May 21, 2022 are: Vike (Amel Bent team), Nour (Florent Pagny team), (Vianney team), Caroline (Marc Lavoine team) and Loris (drafted by Nolwenn Leroy).