Amel Bent saves Anik because “the profession of singer is ungrateful for women”

Anik, during the KOs of The Voice. – TF1/ITV/Bureau233
  • The first knockout session of the current season The Voice was broadcast Saturday on TF1.
  • Amel Bent selected Anik, 48, for the rest of the adventure to the detriment of Sonia, 20. ” [Aux femmes], we do not accept old age, we do not give them this chance in the job, “said the coach to justify her decision.
  • “My dream was to be a little more in the spotlight. In my life, I have given a lot and I haven’t often had my chance. Amel understood what I wanted to do ”, rejoices Anik to 20 Minutes.

Amel Bent had to make a choice between Sonia, 20, and Anik, 48. Only one of them could stay in the race in this season of The Voice. The coach is committed “on a ground on which [elle] don’t like to go too much ”. And she explained: “The profession of singer is very thankless for women. Over the years, it doesn’t look like wine … Men last more easily over time. [Aux femmes], we do not accept old age, we do not give them this chance in the trade. “So she decided to qualify Anik for the continuation of the telecrochet:” It’s a message of hope, that means that at all ages, it is still possible. “

The sequence, broadcast on TF1 on Saturday, was shot at the start of the year like the rest of the knockouts. 20 Minutes joined the 40-year-old Quebecer on the phone this Tuesday, she is still on cloud nine. “Amel was able to read what was written on my heart,” she confides to us. People seem to think I have a well-established career in Quebec. Yes, in a way, I teach singing and I perform in the industry, but it’s not because we are a chorister or that we give lessons that it is our dream. Mine was to be a little more in the spotlight. In my life, I have given a lot and I haven’t often had my chance. Amel understood what I wanted to do, this little girl’s dream. “

“I am perhaps an example for those who hope to realize their dream”

Anik was sensitive to his coach’s speech and fully subscribes to it. “Women have more difficulty finding a place. The proof, on the set of The Voice, there is Nikos, Marc, Florent… and there is only one woman, who is not very old. I am perhaps a good example for those who hope to realize their dream one day. “

She was touched that Amel Bent saluted her perseverance and the fact that she never gave up over the years. “Me, after two years of casting, I was exhausted, and I was 18”, slipped the singer revealed by New star during his debrief.

Anik admits “having a forehead all around the head”, a Quebec expression designating audacity and recklessness. Paradoxically, the Canadian made lie the words of All – “I no longer have the strength at all, to believe in it and to hope” -, the song that she took up to defend her chances at KOs (her performance is visible here).

“French, I love the people that you are”

“I hope the audience will have heard the emotion in my voice,” she slips, adding that she “did a lot of psychological work” with Pierre-Yves Duchesne, one of the show’s vocal coaches. “I am so happy with what I live in France, I learned something else”, she adds, enthusiasm accentuating her intonations. She seems to have fallen in love: “Now that I know you, the French, I adore you, I adore the people that you are, the respect, the politeness and the authenticity that you have. “

We do not yet know what the continuation of the adventure of The Voice reserves him, but Anik is already preparing an album of original songs. She says she has already had professional contacts on both sides of the Atlantic, but nothing concrete yet.

If she went all the way to the TF1 telecrochet direct, she would join the very select club of the over 45s who preceded her – Vigon, 65 in season 1, Frédéric Longbois, 55 in season 7, and Maria Cuche 60 years in season 9. The Voice often proves that value does not wait for the number of years. But still too rarely does respecting this adage prevent us from making up for lost time.

Source: 20Minutes – Une by

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