In 2003 they gave us an appointment in 10 years. 20 years later, at the initiative of Suzie Villeneuve, the 14 former academics of the first version of star academy They offered, on Friday night, their 15my Bell Center, the first in 20 years, to the great delight of the spectators invited to this convent.
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The evening began with a burst of nostalgia as the screens showed the moment the academics learned they had been chosen to be part of the show. After listing everyone’s names, like an increasingly agitated countdown, the first notes of place of great men, the song with which the scholars concluded their latest variety, resonated loud and clear. And when the first duo appeared on stage for the first verse; Madness took over the amphitheater, packed to bursting, shouting its joy at finding them.
Some academics crossed the arch installed in the center of the stage, as they did during Sunday galas, others appeared on the stands, descended the stairs and then crossed the entire floor to return to the stage.
“Although it’s been 20 years, do you still want me to take you to our house?” She quickly pitched Quebec’s first telehook winner, Wilfred LeBoutillier, before offering his song. come to usto loud applause from the 20,000 spectators gathered in the warm hall of the Bell Center.
Singing at the top of their lungs for much of the evening, the first fans were able to appreciate some of the songs featured on the album recorded at the Sainte-Adèle academy, certified five times platinum, such as I will change the world (Jean-François Bastien), little planet (Élyse Robineault) or even I’m going to love you, by Suzie Villeneuve and When all this is over, by her twin Annie Villeneuve. The latter also offered her successes. fall into the water and An angel passingwhich was warmly received by the public, making its interpreter cry.
Wilfred and Marie-Mai also had wet cheeks on Friday, towards the end of this conventum that looked like a big karaoke while people sang the proposed repertoire.
Furthermore, if Émily Bégin can boast of having made the entire audience dance with her versions of let me dance, Dancers dance and bad RomanceMarie-Mai, the baby of the academy who was only 18 years old in 2003, hit the nail on the head with her successes It’s me, Song, One more night and Without crying or hate.
“From dream to reality”
The approximately two-hour show with intermission and some features also hosted a tribute to Karl Tremblay, where Dave and Suzie covered the song. on my shoulder of Cowboys Friguants, while the producer and project director of the first star academyJulie Snyder – the one who imported telecrochet from France – made a surprise visit after returning from break.
Congratulations to the set design, which was “like in time”, with the same type of modules and the same type of structure built on several levels, in which the academics and dancers of the Danse Mode-Action group moved between and during the numbers. .
The 14 academics will stop at the Videotron Center on January 19.
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