La Voix is the Canadian brand of the hit television talent contest, The Voice. Based in Québec, La Voix broadcasts live from its home studios in Montréal. Open to contestants across Canada in both French and English, the show is primarily French language broadcasting. La Voix wrapped up its third, hit season last night in Montréal. The grand finale of La Voix proved it can rock just as big, and just as loud as any other talent show finale. Comprised of four finalists, native Canadian/Québécois talent, and a handful of internationally recognized music artists, La Voix showed how loud it can rock.
Def Leppard took the opening number performing a medley of “Let’s Get Ready / Pour Some Sugar On Me” with the final contestants and judge Éric Lapointe. Leppard, well into their career as one of the biggest rock bands of all time were classic. Their beloved rock songs are still relevant anthems that people continue to belt along to. Currently on the road, Leppard’s appearance was in support of their current tour. Dates and venues for their scheduled shows can be found on Leppard’s website.
Kelly Clarkson rocked out three of her biggest hits with the remaining contestants. Belting out “Since U Been Gone / Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) / Heartbeat Song” alongside the contest hopefuls amped up the excitement of the night. Clarkson looked stunning from head to toe, and was vocally top notch. Contestant Angelike Falbo was emotional when expressing to Clarkson how it was an “honor” to perform with her “idol.” The genuine moment was topped off when the emotional expression earned Falbo a huge hug from Clarkson on stage. Clarkson is promoting her recent release, Piece By Piece by hitting the road. “Kellebrities” can find out everything Kelly Clarkson right here.
Melissa Etheridge is still one of the hardest rocking women in the music industry. Etheridge’s most recent album, This Is M.E. was released in September 2014, and Etheridge has been working hard since. Performing a medley of super hits, Etheridge brought fans to their feet. “Like The Way I Do / I’m The Only One / Bring Me Some Water” brought out some amazing vocals from both Etheridge and the accompanying hopefuls. After the high powered performance, Etheridge personally invited each of the top four contestants to perform with her upon her next visit to Montréal. Always a class act, Etheridge was fantastic to watch. Recently announcing a fall tour, dates are soon to populate online.
La Voix got a little countrified when the winner of season two, Yoan took the stage with Canadian country music’s favorite, Brett Kissel for their duet, “Good Hearted Woman.” “Good Hearted Woman” appears on Yoan’s self-titled debut album which was released March, 23, 2015, and already has reached an astonishing platinum selling status.
Canada is packed with talented hopefuls. La Voix is promising to move forward well into season four and continue to export great Canadian talent, and entertain households as a member of The Voice franchise. Last night saw the crowning of a new winner, Kevin Bazinet. Bazinet will join the ranks with Valérie Carpentier (Season One Winner) and Yoan (Season Two Winner). Music is a powerful tool that extends beyond borders, genres, and languages. Last night’s finale of La Voix is the perfect example of how music brings together artists, elements, and genres of many different paths and walks of life.
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