As the popular adage so aptly puts it, “talent has no age”. It is not The Voice who will say the opposite. Taken from the original format The Voice of Holland, the show created by producer John De Mol has had several versions around the world and for all ages. From 6-7 years old for “Kids” up to 77 years old (and over) for seniors.
Since the first season of the French version, hosted by Nikos Aliagas on TF1, thousands of candidates have applied for the casting. After several stages of selection, a handful of lucky people had the privilege of passing the blind auditions on stage live, in front of the red armchairs of famous coaches such as Jenifer, Florent Pagny or this year Amel Bent, Zazie, Vianney without forgetting Bigflo and Oli.
After 12 seasons, The Voice has revealed the most beautiful voices from France and overseas, and even from French-speaking countries. While some winners have marked the French musical landscape, others who already have a long career ahead of them have marked the history of the program with their unique voice. Planet invites you to rediscover some experienced singers who will move you with their voice.
During the first season of The Voice in 2012, Vigon showed up for the blind auditions with a cover of James Brown’s hit I Got You (I Feel Good). During his time on TF1, the Franco-Moroccan singer (aged 77 today) put on a show on the set. His performance seduced Louis Bertignac who took him with him in his team to the Lives live.
In 2020, singer Sandrine Allary participated in the ninth season of The Voice. Originally from Vichy in the Allier, the candidate interpreted Story of a love, popularized by Dalida, in front of Lara Fabian, Amel Bent, Pascal Obispo and Marc Lavoine. A moving performance offered by the senior who also celebrated her 77th birthday with Nikos Aliagas and the four coaches.
This year, Maurice saw himself “already at the top of the bill” (like Charles Aznavour) by participating in season 12 of The Voice. At 76, this former chess champion from Cannes loves to perform on stage in his region. And, regardless of the outcome of his passage, the happy retiree wanted to enjoy the moment in front of the coaches and the public. “I want to prove that we must continue at all costs to dance, sing and love!”, He exclaimed in a report on TF1.
Even more surprising this year, Maxence, a 20-year-old candidate from Draguignan, came to the blind auditions to “make a dream come true”. That of his great-grandmother Raymonde, his biggest fan. Aged 91, the nonagenarian had the privilege of humming a nice piece for the coaches and the public. A sequence that moved the whole set and even on social networks.
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