They got there. Finally. After a season punctuated by performances which particularly marked the fans of the program, the eight semi-finalists of this season 10 of “The Voice”, which reached its best scores in terms of audiences since 2006 (with a peak of 6 million ), gave their all during this semi-final live this Saturday evening on TF1. They were eight at the start of the program… and they were only 4 at 11:39 pm, when the ax, the vote of viewers, fell. Unsurprisingly, the most highly rated talents were selected: the big favorite of this cuvée, Jim Bauer, from Marc Lavoine's team, Mentissa, who rolls for Vianney, Marghe, at Florent Pagny, and, Cyprien, from the Amel Bent's team. While no rule required it, each member of the jury will therefore have one of their shoots in the final, toured next week,in the same studio in Plaine-Saint-Denis.
The evening had started with a collegiate on “Blinding lights”, the hit of The Weeknd, with all the candidates… and one obvious fact: despite some problems of accuracy, the cohesion of the group was obvious. And for good reason, for more than two weeks, they had all been confined and cut off from the world, in a hotel a few steps from the television studio. The show was also quickly provided by the coaches. Amel Bent, known as “The Queen” by Nikos Aliagas, and his new hair look while dread locks, Marc Lavoine who has fun with his tic, this moment when he looked through a single glass of his glasses… “C 'is a very close semi-final where we can not make any predictions, ”assured Florent Pagny from the start of the program. And he was right.
The first to jump into the arena was the Italian Giada with her stentorian voice on a cover of "Somebody to love", in Italian. A daring choice, which did not pay off. And a first reflection of Florent Pagny with his usual outspokenness: "He makes us more sound on stage". "We are live, we will adapt," Nikos Aliagas retorts, all with a smile. On Twitter, Internet users are having fun with the appearance of Karine Ferri for the first time since the start of this season 10. "We have found Karine Ferri, I repeat we have found Karine Ferri", laughs in particular Bastien Joffre on Twitter.
Big, big moment of this evening: the above ground performance of Jim Bauer on a Dantesque “Cry me a river”. This year's fan favorite has reinvented Justin Timberlake's hit song in a soulful and jazzy version, led by a high-caliber choir. "He pissed me off", hallucinated Vianney, eager to "see him in concert". "What you did there is wonderful, I vote for you once again", ignited his coach Marc Lavoine. Arthur, who had launched himself into a rock version of Daniel Balavoine's hit "the singer", was less fortunate: he will not be selected for the future. While Cyprien was right to follow the advice of Amel Bent, his coach. By resuming on the thread of the intimate "Corps", of Yseult, he landed a sesame more than deserved for the home stretch, next Saturday.