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"France has an incredible talent": Monica, 84, discovered on TikTok, upsets Marianne James

2023-11-07T07:11:54.491Z

Highlights: Monica, 84, discovered on TikTok, upsets Marianne James. Her portrayal of Piaf on Tik Tok had racked up 8.7 million views. When she was a child, Monica had to polish the floors of the Benedictine convent, on her knees, under the orders of the stern nuns. "I sang to give myself courage. A sister came up with the idea of putting me in the church choir. I was 8 years old, and I've been singing ever since," she says.


Her portrayal of Piaf on TikTok had racked up 8.7 million views. An octogenarian contestant will move the entire jury of the show


When she was a child, Monica had to polish the floors of the Benedictine convent, on her knees, under the orders of the stern nuns, who raised her until she was 14 years old. A placement in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) of which she has painful memories. "I sang to give myself courage. A sister came up with the idea of putting me in the church choir. I was 8 years old, and I've been singing ever since. It always helped me when I was on the brink. Monica is 84 springs old, lives in Évry (Essonne) and has fulfilled a dream by appearing in "France has an incredible talent". Her audition this Tuesday night on M 6 will make Marianne James cry her eyes out, from the first notes of "Mon Dieu".

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