Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Yoann Frégel: The Voice (France) winner/
France's edition of The voice came to its conclusion at the weekend, with Yoann Frégel topping the vote of the second series of the TF1 programme, entitled The Voice, la plus belle voix in France.
He won ahead - just - of series favourite Olympe. Frégel had 28% of the vote, Olympe with 27.8% of the vote.
Frégel was coached by Garou, Olympe by Jenifer.
Frégel's performance of The Greatest Love of All by Whitney houston gave him the pick of the four coaches. The other two coaches, Florent Pagny and Louis Bertignac saw their two finalists reach 25% and 19.2% of the votes respectively.
The final saw Yoann Frégel sing Robbie Williams' Angels with the other finalists, a solo rendition of the Céline Dion song Dans un autre monde" and a duet with Zaz on the song Je Veux.
All the finalists duetted with Will.i.am, Frégel performing I gotta feeling
He also sang Michael Jackson's Earth Song, and duetted with his coach on a version of Amazing Grace.
Yoann Frégel is already well ahead in planning his debut album, with plans to have songs in both English and French.
Will.i.am has already said that he's produce Frégel's debut single and is expected to have Frégel opening at his concert at the Zénith in Paris on December 13.
Meanwhile, a third season of the Voice has been confirmed for French TV