Krystel Mongeau named the big winner of the “Star Académie”.

At the end of an explosive and colorful Sunday variety show, Krystel Mongeau provided the surprise by winning the audience’s votes. She wins this 2022 edition of Star Academyand earns a cash prize of $125,000, a record deal with Musicor, and Toyota’s new Corolla.

“I’ve made so many sacrifices,” she exclaimed when Lara Fabian announced her name, who also seemed very surprised at the result. “I just want to say to the public that if someone has a talent or a passion, just go for it.”


Krystel Mongeau named the big winner of the

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The other finalist, Eloi Cummings, walks away with $50,000 in prize money and will join a tour with the big winner starting next winter.

At the opening of the evening, the fifteen academics interpreted We are the winners, by Queen, in homage to Guy Lafleur, who left us last Friday. Marc Dupré even wore the Montreal Canadiens number 10 jersey for the occasion in the name of the “blonde demon”.


Krystel Mongeau named the big winner of the

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Nothing beats the Salebarbes group to get the party started. The five acolytes from the Magdalen Islands and New Brunswick fulfilled the commission with singing Walk across the floor, Not all of the time, good sir or Saltwater Ginwith Olivier Bergeron to end the effervescence beans with the fifteen academics. Eloi was also able to perform the song with his favorite group So life iswhich he notably performs on the album Star Academy 2022.

The finalists

With When men will live on love, Eloi Cummings had chosen a peace song to inspire his generation at a time when the world is going badly. “You delivered a powerful song with a beautiful message,” said Marc Dupré after his performance.


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Gregory Charles also congratulated him. “You have something to be proud of, you’ve worked very hard all week to find meaning,” the singing teacher explained. I wish that every week of your career will be just as difficult and rewarding.

For her part, Krystel Mongeau wanted to put a little too much into her interpretation of I’m just a song, by Diane Juster, made popular by Ginette Reno. Guylaine Tremblay, invited to comment, insisted the academic was just as beautiful on the inside as he was on the outside. “You are a wonderful performer, in the service of the song you walk in this emotion. I salute your immense talent.”


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musical comedy

Gregory Charles had concocted a great medley of songs from musicals. After opening with super starintoned the academics Big girls don’t cry before the surprise arrival of Mika, who followed the number with them.


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Sara-Maude also sang beautifully O happy daythen the band continued with Do Re Mi from The melody of happiness, Don’t rain on my parade from funny girlto end all together with You can’t stop the beat from hairspray.

An idol of France

To commemorate his fifty-year career, Julien Clerc came to take a bath of youth among the academics by resuming some of his greatest achievements. my refuge, There is nothing, leave me a seat, to be yours or rocker heart were sung by the various academics.


Krystel Mongeau named the big winner of the

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original number

The two finalists had the opportunity to create an original number based on their image. Everyone could choose songs related to their story and experience, as well as the sets that accompanied this great number. Krystel made a special appearance Never far enough, Man I feel like a woman, A million dreamswhile Eloi had chosen I left my island, Johnny B Goode or Don’t stop me now.

This number is a foretaste of the show that the two finalists will present on tour from winter 2023.

A great surprise

Seeing this studio filled with a huge audience and a great atmosphere was a joy for Mika, who was keen to be a part of this new edition of Star Academy. He’s back on stage in our province after attending the Coachella festival in the United States last week. “I have a unique connection to Quebec, a unique place that is a mix of Francophonie and North America. It was also a conscious decision to go to Saguenay and Quebec. It’s also my attitude throughout my career to respect and work in each market in different ways. In addition, the list of songs changes depending on the place where it performs. “It’s a light and color based show, sort of a continuation of the numbers I’ve been presenting on Star AcademyLast Year.” The singer will perform at the Bell Center this Monday, at the Videotron Center in Quebec City on April 27, and at the Théâtre du Palais Municipal in Saguenay on April 28.

admiring

Julien Clerc only had compliments for the Academicians, with whom he was able to sing a few hits from his repertoire. “I think there’s a quality to the squad,” he hinted behind the scenes. It doesn’t surprise me that Plamondon looks into the pool of young Quebec artists when he hosts a new show. There are both vocal qualities, interpretation and young people who already have a job. I was impressed by this talent. It is always important for Julien Clerc to cultivate Francophonie, which is why he will be on the road again in the autumn for a major tour of the provinces.

This Sunday of the presidential elections in France, the singer told us that he voted by proxy. “I don’t talk about French politics outside the borders of my country, but this time there was an important issue. All I would say is that I don’t think populism is the answer.”

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