An unfailing determination, despite the disease. As Le Parisien indicates, Florent Pagny is preparing to rediscover the joys of live The Voice, four months after revealing that he had a cancerous tumor in the lung. More motivated than ever, the 60-year-old singer will be in his red chair, behind his two protégés, Lou Dassi and Nour, during the semi-finals on Saturday May 14. “He’s very involved,” they say.
For this penultimate show of season 11, Florent Pagny delivered all his experience and advice to the two young women during a coaching sequence shot on Wednesday, in the Lendit studios, north of Paris. During Saturday night’s prime time, Lou Dassi will voice Voila by Barbara Pravi, while Nour will perform Rise up by Andra Day. “He chose these titles for us, and he did well,” rejoice the two candidates.
This week, Florent Pagny updated his approximately 342,000 Instagram subscribers on the progress of his illness. “He was only announcing good things, but he looked really tired,” said Lou Dassi at first. Before being fully reassured when he arrived at the set, as confirmed by his sidekick, Nour: “But no sooner had we pushed the door than we discovered him all smiles, as if we had not left him. »
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Historical member of the jury of The Voice, Florent Pagny, although weakened, has never seemed so happy to participate in the iconic musical program, according to his two students. “It was top-notch coaching. We have never seen him so enthusiastic, so happy to be there with us. There was a closeness that we hadn’t known until now,” explains Lou Dassi.
“You thought he was going to be tired, but he looked good. He is always so thorough and in a good mood. He didn’t hesitate to tease us, to winnow some people present. And when he looked at us, you could feel pride and emotion in his eyes,” added Nour. There is no doubt that Saturday evening will be particularly moving for their coach and the many viewers present on TF1.
Hard blow for the flagship animator Nikos Aliagas. A few hours before the first live of the season, the host, suffering, had to throw in the towel and give way exceptionally to Alessandra Sublet, mobilized at short notice by TF1 and the production company ITV.
The presenter of TF1 announced a few weeks ago that she will no longer host a television program after the end of this season, to devote herself to a career as an actress. “I’m stepping out of my TV host costume,” she said. So it looks like a prime time jubilee on TF1. The host presents until the end of the season “C Canteloup with Nicolas Canteloup, or even “The great competition of animators”.