THE VOICE – It’s D-Day. The Voice makes its comeback this Saturday, September 11 on TF1. This new season (which replaces The Voice: Kids in the program schedule this fall) is however not like the others, since for the 10 years of the show, 13 former candidates of the musical tele-hook are making their mark. return to the jury made up of Mika, Zazie, Jenifer, Florent Pagny and Patrick Fiori. Among these talents: Al.Hy, Amalya, Flo Malley and Louis Delort (season 1), Olympe, Luc Arbogast and Anthony Touma (season 2), Anne Sila and Victoria Adamo (season 4), MB-14 (season 5), Emmy Liyana (season 6), Ecco (season 7), or even Gjon’s Tears (season 8).

If the latter’s name sounds familiar to you, that’s okay. After his semi-final of The Voice in 2019, the 23-year-old musician represented Switzerland at the last Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. With his title All the Universe, the singer finished in an excellent third place, just behind Barbara Pravi. He was even first after the jury’s vote, before the public’s vote upset the established order. Now, building on the success of his song and the popularity it gained last May, the artist is once again embarking on The Voice adventure.

10 years is something to be celebrated with everyone, right? The Voice All Stars, soon on @ TF1 😉 pic.twitter.com/QtWMakhLB4

A choice that may intrigue, the young man not really having much to prove on television since his hatching, but which he justifies in several ways. “When Bruno Berberes (the show’s casting director) told me about the All Stars edition, I told him that if he found me a label, I would be on the show. This was our deal, ”he explains at first to HuffPost, revealing that this fine negotiation allowed him to sign with Jo&Co.

“Also, I dream of collaborating with Zazie, it’s really very important to me. This is one of the reasons why I am going to settle and work in France ”. A musical admiration that he describes as “enormous” for the singer of Je suis un homme, whose return to the jury was formalized a few months ago.

Gjon’s Tears narrowly missed him on his first appearance. The singer, present the four previous years, had indeed decided to leave the tele-hook during season 8 to devote herself to her new album. Selected by Mika, the Swiss had finished at the gates of the final won by Whitney Marine. A great result that will inevitably be difficult to match.

But if the young man wishes to “take risks” and “challenge himself”, he nevertheless recognizes that if he does not win, he will not experience it as a failure. “As we have seen, there are a lot of winners that you don’t necessarily hear about. I sincerely believe that when you win a contest, you are loved the most, but not necessarily the best, ”he told HuffPost. He explains: “And in this specific case, you have to prove twice as much. Some do it well, others less depending on their surroundings and how they are building their careers ”.

And when asked what Eurovision could bring him during this All Stars, the artist does not hesitate: “Experience and professionalism”. And to clarify: “I think that I had already acquired a lot of things during my first season on The Voice. But participating in Eurovision has allowed me to feel at ease with myself on stage, and to be consistent with the energy I want to release ”.

A gain in maturity that he intends to show in front of the jury, and this from the blind auditions. “I want to share another facet of me, more fragile, more sensitive and thus get out of the madness and performance. The song I chose represents me a lot (at the time of recording the episode) ”. It remains to be seen which one.

Also on The HuffPost: “The Voice”: the advice Vianney would have liked to receive had he been a candidate

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