[EN IMAGES] FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

A Québec star in full swing of his abilities and on his way to the highest peaks, festival-goers throng and no rain: the Festival d’été de Québec could hardly have asked for better for its return to the Plains of Abraham after two summers of ‘absence .

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Better yet, Charlotte Cardin appeared frankly delighted, almost dejected, on Wednesday night at the deluge of festival-goers – the grounds were packed for the occasion, 60,000 people by the star’s words – who had just welcomed her by chanting his name.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

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“We’re in heaven,” exclaimed the 27-year-old artist, one of the youngest Quebec artists to be offered the Plains as a headliner, with a big smile.

What six years can do. In 2016 she fought against the cold and wind, hiding behind her piano, supporting Peter Gabriel and Sting.

On Wednesday night, just crowned Queen of the Junos Awards and following a sold-out tour, Charlotte Cardin appeared fully responsible, confident and charismatic. Don’t be intimidated for two cents.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

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Graceful on stage from the start to the sound of passive-aggressive or guitar in hand for dadshe quickly showed that she had the stature to sing on such a large stage.

“I’m a bit dizzy,” she admitted anyway. Everywhere I look, I keep discovering new crowds. That is Fuck unbelievable.”

Patrick Watson gently

Her admirers followed her throughout the evening. After a string of English language tracks, phones started ringing during his very beautiful ballad I leave. The view was lovely. The crowd then burst into flames during a segment in which they played the sensuality card by lining up Dirty-dirty and sex to me.

As recently in Montreal, the singer appeared to witness an incident on the floor and took the opportunity to recall that her concert was a “safe space“Nothing will be tolerated in non-consensual touch,” she warned.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

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Then, as promised, the surprise element of the carte blanche concept followed, while Charlotte Cardin sang at the piano To sneakPatrick Watson almost tiptoed and slid to his side.

In a beautiful and gentle complicity, highlighted by judicious use of the four giant screens surrounding the new stage, the two friends then offered a title by Watson, I’ll leave you notesand an excellent recovery from diamondsby Rihanna.

Electrifying relaxation

After this very delicate portion was finished, Charlotte Cardin shifted into second gear for the home stretch.

Another cover made by fools everywhere, by Daniel Bélanger, which she walked by, was electrifying. Perhaps the best moment of his concert.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

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As a reminder, she first wished her a happy 60th birthdaye birthday of his mother, his “hand girl‘ to present his song well. Afterwards, she wanted to snap a photo, beaming, to immortalize what is surely considered her greatest career achievement.

“I don’t want to be anywhere else,” she began, before being joined by a chorus to a moving finale to the strains of everyone who loves me

Next time he’s invited to the Plains, he certainly won’t have to use the pretense of carte blanche.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

Jessia: TikTok generation

“Who’s following me on TikTok?” Jessia had only been on stage for a few songs when, earlier in the evening, she pressed us in the face that the social network nurturing the stars-to-be in 2022 isn’t the same as it was when last FEQ , in 2019.

In the case of this British Columbia artist in her early 20s, the latest revelation of the year at the Juno Awards, TikTok has certainly been a stepping stone to popularizing her, mostly through song. I am not pretty. But judging by his confidence on stage and vocal control, it would have happened either way.

Her short pop songs sometimes have a rock touch reminiscent of what Avril Lavigne offers. It’s no coincidence that she borrows something I’m with youvery well rendered, by the way, during his performance.

With a full album and a few hits, this young woman could wreak havoc.

Lennon Stella: a bit tall

Stuck between Jessia and Charlotte Cardin, Ontario’s Lennon Stella fell victim to the match.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

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Despite a fine repertoire and the backing of two singers and a brilliant group of musicians, his pop and stage energy didn’t have as much bite as his compatriots.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: the beautiful con by Charlotte Cardin

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

On a large terrain like the Plains, it’s deadly. However, we will want to see them in a theater again. In another, more intimate context, she might be better placed to join us.

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