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The Voice: with his atypical voice, will the Breton Thomas convince the jury?




The eleventh season of the musical show The Voice started on Saturday February 12 on TF1. For several weeks, many talents will follow one another during blind auditions to try to integrate the team of one of the coaches.

Saturday, February 19 from 9:10 p.m., the young Thomas who lives in Pont-Péan, near Rennes enters the running. With an “atypical” voice, this singer in an orchestra intends to be noticed by the jury made up of Vianney, Amel Bent, Marc Lavoine and Florent Pagny who will be present despite the recent announcement of his lung cancer.

He accumulated odd jobs

Originally from Deux-Sèvres, the 25-year-old young man hopes to take advantage of the show to finally flourish in music, after having exercised multiple professions in the past. “I’ve always wanted to make music since I was little,” says Thomas. “But I had very cautious parents who wanted me to have a stable job, so I took other paths. I worked in the restaurant industry, then in a slaughterhouse, then in a DIY store, but I always felt like I didn’t belong”.

Covid has crashed everything

In 2018, he joined a variety orchestra as a singer to finally live from his passion. “It was going really well, we had enough dates to set up an intermittent file, but the covid arrived and everything crashed. I had to go back to a food job. »

The Voice jury is made up of Florent Pagny, Amel Bent, Vianney and Marc Lavoine. (Office 233/ITV/TF1)

The show contacted me several times

It was then that the program The Voice contacted him. “In fact, I had already auditioned in 2018, pushed by my best friend and my vocal coach, but I had not been selected. The show contacted me several times afterwards, and there I said to myself that we really had to go there this season”.

He can sing Adele

Endowed with a perfectly atypical voice which he qualifies as “quite feminine”, Thomas can go as well in the treble as in the bass. This notably allowed him to perform the song “When we were young”, by the British singer Adèle, during his first casting. “It is certain that it can challenge the jury”, launches Thomas.

Faced with the coaches, Thomas claims to have had a lot of pressure going on stage, but the pleasure of singing took over. “There was a lot of waiting until I was able to sing. But on stage, I said to myself that it was now, that it was the meeting not to be missed and that I had to show who I am”.

In addition to the quartet made up of Florent Pagny, Amel Bent, Vianney and Marc Lavoine, a surprise coach is appearing this season on the TF1 show in the person of Breton Nolwenn Leroy. At the end of the blind auditions, she has the opportunity to offer a second chance to four artists who were not selected to allow them to continue the adventure.



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