"I would like to win for my wife and children," Aurélien confided in a tape recorder during the final of "The Voice". The 34-year-old storekeeper, Zazie's protégé, succeeded in winning the trophy against Micha with 68.3% of the vote. "'The Voice' is incredible (...) I felt like a kid who was fulfilling a lot of dreams, I met wonderful people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart," he said at the microphone of Nikos Aliagas at the end of an evening as festive as it was moving.
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Four talents participated in this grand final: Arslane and Micha, coached by Amel Bent, Aurélien, Zazie's protégé and Jérémy, supported by Vianney. All launched the evening with a collegiate church alongside Aya Nakamura, the most listened to French artist in the world. Then, each of them was able to interpret the title they wanted. Aurélien opened the ball with Quand on a que l'amour by Jacques Brel. The amateur singer from Lot-et-Garonne, impressed everyone with his vocal strength. Zazie praised her performance, which she called "wonderful, fair and dense."
Then, Jérémy launched into a cover of the song All by myself by Eric Carmen highlighted by Celine Dion. The French teacher in Scotland wanted, by participating in the TF1 singing competition "to meet the public here at home. " His coach Vianney paid him a vibrant tribute. "He has a huge palette like you rarely have in 'The Voice'. It's called a donation. You are very human, very humble but you are also bold. You came to prove to us that you are a great singer."
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Amel Bent's tears
Arslane then succeeded his comrades on stage by singing Lettre à France by Michel Polnareff. A choice he explained on air: "It's a love letter to France, this country in which I have been evolving for a little over two years. It's like a message of thanks also to the people who believed in me and helped me get to the final." In the tape recorders recorded during rehearsals, Amel Bent burst into tears at his talent. "It's like he's telling us the story of his life with every song, it's crazy. The story of this little guy who is far from home, who dreamed of the France as an Eldorado where he was going to realize his dreams... It's just upsetting. That's the way it is... I don't know why! I feel you. It's in my heart. When you sing, I feel you. More and more. " she said very moved. After his performance, she continued to compliment him: "In your voice I hear who you are what you have been through. There are people who make music, you are the music that will make you. »
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Duets with Patrick Bruel or Pierre de Maere
Amel Bent, who has two talents in this final, then always watched Micha's performance with great emotion. The 17-year-old Guyanese had chosen to make a cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. After her performance, she was full of praise for her protégé: "You have everything that cannot be learned. You were born with something very powerful. There you do not shine, the light comes from you and that is a gift. The
finalists also had the chance to do duets with great French artists. Jérémy shared the stage with Pierre de Maere, recent winner of two victories of music (male revelation and original song), Arslane was alongside Vitaa who has just released the single Les chosesqu'on fait. Micha sang with Christophe Maé who released his sixth opus called C'est drôle la vie and will start a tour of the Zenith next September. Finally, Aurélien performed a song with Patrick Bruel.
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A nightclub atmosphere
After these various performances on stage, only two talents qualified for the super final: Micha and Aurélien. Both sang La Quête de Jacques Brel, a song imposed among two by the production. The evening then ended in a giant party with the arrival of DJ David Guetta, present for the first time in the show. The four finalists then sang together one last time on a medley of the artist's hits. The coaches were dancing like crazy, Vianney even standing on the armrest of his seat!
Then Nikos delivered the long-awaited verdict. It is therefore Aurélien who won the title of "The Voice" 2023 against Micha. He gives Zazie her third trophy. The coach, who was back in the show, had already taken Lilian Renaud to victory in season 4 and Maëlle in season 7.