Season 5 is well underway in the Canadian rendition of The Voice/La Voix. The show is filmed in Montreal and broadcast on the TVA network. Winners of previous seasons are as below.
Season 1: Valérie Carpentier
Season 2: Yoan Garneau
Season 3: Kevin Bazinet
Season 4: Stéphanie St-Jean
Valerie scored a gold album in 2014. Country artist Yoan released a bilingual album which featured superstar Brett Kissel, and it achieved platinum sales. Kevin Bazinet is the younger brother of platinum soul singer Bobby Bazini.
The final episode of Season 4, which named Stéphanie St-Jean champion featured performances from American group DNCE (“Cake by the Ocean”) and JUNO award winner Alessia Cara.
Season 5’s judges are Pierre Lapointe, Éric Lapointe, Isabelle Boulay, and Marc Dupré. Each team began with 10-14 vocalists, and as things are now, those have been whittled down to four. For now, we’ll list the names of the contenders plus their hometowns. The 16 contestants are from three provinces.
We’ll keep you all posted on how things go…
Hanorah (Montréal, QC)
David Marino (Montréal, QC)
Zaya Solange (Montréal, QC)
Sam Tucker (Gaspé, QC)
Cindy Daniel (Mirabel, QC)
Jean-Seb Carré (Bellechasse, QC)
Désirée (Rosemère, QC)
Ludovick Bourgeois (Lorraine, QC)
Amos J. (Lac-Brome, QC)
Willis Pride (Saint-Pascal-Baylon, ON)
Frank Williams (Moncton, NB)
Louis-Paul Gauvreau (Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC)
Rebecca Noelle (Ottawa, ON)
Michaël (Boucherville, QC)
Maxime Desrosiers (Chicoutimi, QC)
Margau (Saint-Jérôme, QC)