Florent Pagny has a reputation for having solid leather. And we are not necessarily talking about his umpteenth crocodile jacket sported for this anniversary season of “The Voice”, “The Voice All Stars”, which celebrates the ten years of the program on TF1. However, in just a few words, singer Anne Sila melted her former coach from the first verse of her delicate interpretation of Gilbert Bécaud’s very apropos hit, “I will come back to look for you”.
The pop and jazz diva, also a cellist, has let her hair grow, but her delicacy, charisma and haunting voice are still there. And the former finalist of “The Voice”, who had overthrown season 4, came back (so literally) to upset this first evening of blind auditions bringing together former candidates from the ten previous editions of the most popular telecrochet of France.
Florent Pagny, her former coach, who smiles enjoying the moment, and Zazie, still with her back turned, are the first to recognize her and whisper, “It’s Anne Sila! “Both press simultaneously on the buzzer, followed closely by Mika and Jenifer then Patrick Fiori, the singer thus turning the entire jury, who rises from her seat to applaud her, wildly, eyes full of tears, carried away by emotion. “Anne Sila, it’s good to see you,” Florent Pagny tells him while Jenifer wipes his eyes.
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“The Voice saved my life,” Anne Sila explains in an interview. Back in Season 4, I was coming out of a traumatic event, I was lucky because I got so far on the show and it saved my life. “The one who gave her voice to Nala, in the French version of the Disney film” The Lion King “, wanted to come back to rub shoulders with the exercise of blind auditions” to tell those close to her that she is doing better ” .
“I hope you will come with me so that we can finish what we started, and it’s true that if you don’t come to my place, it will do something to me”, Florent Pagny slips to him, still having at heart his defeat in the final in 2015 against Lilian Renaud. After having listened to the whole jury, she will end up choosing him, without great surprise, because she did not see herself “making this adventure without Florent”.
And the emotional viewers had little respite … as Al.Hy, another of the show’s most popular figures, arrived within minutes. “When I step on the stage of The Voice, I feel shaky, I did not expect to stress so much, slips the young woman, still so magnetic, before throwing herself in the lion’s den. “I am solid, I am solid, I am solid”, she continues, in tears. From his first sung sentence of “Life teaches me nothing”, by Daniel Balavoine, Jenifer, his former coach, turns around, along with Zazie and Florent Pagny, then Mika.
The emotion is so strong that Jenifer throws herself in the arms of her finalist of season 1. “It is my favorite of all seasons combined, adds” Jen “, referring to the candidate who, at the time, was only 17 years old. You can hear so much in your voice, you sing so much, it’s so pure. I am very touched, I know the development has not been so easy for you and to see you here it touches me even more, ”she adds sobbing, as Zazie throws herself on her to comfort her. “You can’t see it, but I’m a solid person at heart,” Al.Hy concludes, before saying, staring at Jenifer, “It’s you.” A declaration of love concluding a sequence that will mark the history of the show.