The Reunionese was one of the eight semi-finalists of this season 10 of “The Voice”, the flagship telecrochet of TF1. Yesterday evening, live, Cyprien Zéni put Creole in the spotlight by taking over “Corps” from Yseult. At the end of the song, Maxime Laope’s grandson sang a whole passage in Creole. A moving cover of this song about self-acceptance which had its small effect, Cyprien Zéni qualified for the final of the show.
For the coaches, the choice was not easy as the level of the candidates, – voice, stage presence, emotion, dance …, – was high. Throughout the evening, quality performances followed one another. The competition was tough for Cyprien Zéni, the solar talent of Team Amel Bent. The one who lights up the stage at each of his passages has decided to present a new facet of his personality. A paying choice, his interpretation of Yseult’s touching title, “Corps”, which advocates self-acceptance with a passage in Creole hit the mark. A nod to his island, a tribute to his grandfather Maxim Laope, a risk-taking and a snub to his detractors who reproach him for not singing in Creole since the start of the program.
The Reunionese won his ticket for the home stretch next Saturday and he put Reunion in the air!
It was necessary to stay up late to follow the performance of the eight semi-finalists of The Voice. It was not until 1:30 am (Reunion time) that the names of the four finalists were (finally) revealed. The vote of the viewers placed in order the big favorite of this season: Jim Bauer, coached by Marc Lavoine, followed by Mentissa (from the team of singer Vianney), then Marghe (team Florent Pagny) and finally Cyprien, from Amel Bent’s team.
“I have contracted Covid-19 twice. I had tested positive just before the blind auditions. I had symptoms then: breathing problems, severe fatigue … I had to wait and be sure that the virus was gone to get past the coaches. When the PCR test finally came back negative, I was able to blind pass the hearing. It was confusing, I was rushed because I really made it through the last day of recording. I almost couldn’t take part in the show, ”said the Réunionese in an interview he gave to our colleagues in the Télé-Loisirs magazine.