The Voice meets Eurovision: Yvelinoise Adnaé and Slimane “unite” around “Mon amour”

The Voice meets Eurovision: Yvelinoise Adnaé and Slimane “unite” around “Mon amour”
The Voice meets Eurovision: Yvelinoise Adnaé and Slimane “unite” around “Mon amour”

By David Goudey
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10 May 24 at 7:16

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She is only a semi-final walk, reserved for the eight best candidates from season 13 of The Voice. Fans of “Yvelinoise” Adnaé Engueng will know this Saturday, May 11, 2024, in the evening on TF1, if the former resident of Poissy will qualify for the rest of the competition. She will be opposed to Val-d’Oisienne Maëva, coached by Vianney.

The protégé of the Bigflo & Oli brothers will defend her chances during the super cross battles on a Slimane title. And not just any one! Adnaé and her coaches have indeed chosen My love, the song with which the winner of The Voice in 2016 will try to make France shine, the same evening live, during the Eurovision Contest, in Malmö (Sweden). Her opponent will appear in front of the public with Shallowthe ballad of the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper duo, emblematic of the film A Star is Born.

The bet of French song, again and again

Did the trained naval engineer, who has been working on a gas platform off the coast of Mozambique since 2022, want to give a nod to Slimane and Eurovision? “I didn’t even know Eurovision was on Saturday [11 mai], she told us this Thursday, May 9, 2024 by telephone. To be honest, I didn’t know the song. The production offered it to me and I fell in love with it. She is very difficult to sing and very technical. »

The 32-year-old Franco-Gabonese therefore remains faithful to French texts. She seduced during the blind auditions with her interpretation of So, by Barbara Pravi. She then overcame the obstacle of battles by showing herself more convincing than Manon during a duet on Cécile, my daughterby Claude Nougaro.

“I had this desire to sing in French before doing the program. It speaks to me more, and I think it also speaks more to (television) viewers. It’s easier to touch people and convey an emotion. »

Adnaé, candidate for The Voice

Tribute to Stolt

This choice hit the mark again during the cross battles, where she was opposed to Stolt in a 100% Yvelin “fratricidal” duel. He sang jealousof Labrinth, she To not live alone, by Dalida. Adnaé won by a large margin with 61.2% of the public votes.

“Sometimes, I have trouble understanding the public’s choice,” observes the candidate who spent time between 2015 and 2020 with the famous New Gospel Family choir (more than 1,200 concerts since 2001). Marc (Stolt) is truly an exceptional person. His aura, his voice. I have a lot of admiration for him. He will go very far. »

Did “my love” bring him luck?

My love Did it bring him luck? Did Adnaé manage to win the support of the majority of the 200 spectators present on the day of recording at the Lendit studio, in La Plaine-Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), but also of Jenifer, guest star of the super cross battles, whose vote accounted for 10% of the votes?

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“Each time, I introduced myself as if it was my last trip, because I come from far away, as if it was the last chance song. It was my fuel. »

Adnaé, candidate for The Voice

“Maybe that’s why I put all this emotion into it, everything I had,” she continues. On My loveI was again look for emotion deep within myself. ” With success ? Answer this Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 9:10 p.m.

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