the surprises of the evening and our forecasts

The 35th Victories of Music Ceremony will take place this evening February 14th live on France 2 from Seine Musicale, near Paris. Many changes have been announced to energize the evening. The first is the number of prizes that will be awarded: 13 last year and only 8 tonight. Exit the genre categories: rap, urban or world music. Less musical diversity but in any case it will be mainstream, and it won't hurt …

35th edition requires, the ceremony will be festive. According to our information, it will open with a anniversary painting mixing striking images, live, many artists and a hundred dancers and extras. The new producer wants to refocus the show on the popular.

First signal sent: Florent Pagny is the honorary president of the evening. He will perform one of his titles with nominees and 50 singers. Pagny will receive a Victory of Honor just like Maxime Le Forestier whose career will be celebrated this evening with a cover signed Vianney and a video message from the most famous French song retiree… Another indiscreet RTL: a tribute will be paid to Marie Laforêt by Clara Luciani and Philippe Katerine … Twelve presenters will succeed one another including Michel Drucker, Laurent Ruquier, Stéphane Bern, Bruno Guillon, Sophie Davant or Daphné Bürki.

The college of voters will also include music lovers, real people who have applied online. 200 non-professionals have thus joined the Voters' Academy. Tonight, all the nominees will sing except the rapper Nekfeu who snubs the ceremony. 22 services live are planned. All the artists have prepared an original painting. Kick-off at 9:05 p.m. Theoretical end: 12h20.

Our predictions

For the Victory ofFemale artist are named: Catherine Ringer for her tour Rita Mitsouko, Clara Luciani and the sensation of the year, the Belgian Angèle. With more than 600,000 copies sold for his first album Brol, we don't see how Angèle could miss the Prix.

At the gentlemen. Philippe Katerine is in the running for the Victoire de l 'Male artist with rapper Lomepal and the immense Alain Souchon. We bet on the latter. His album Soul Fifties is also named for the Victory of the Album of the year. He could do twice. He will face Philippe Katerine, Lomepal, Nekfeu, and Vincent Delerm. Only men.

Five candidates are in the running for the Victory of the "Original song". A price chosen by Internet users. The Boulevard des Airs collective still in the running this year, this time for its duet with Vianney Come on stay. Other tube It comes and goes by Slimane and Vitaa. Souchon and Philippe Katerine are still there. Our bet: a victory for Clara Luciani.

Side concert the nominees are: Angèle and her "Brol Tour", Jeanne Added and "Le grand petit concert" by -M-. Our voice goes rather to Matthieu Chedid here.

Last price chosen by the public: that of the "Audiovisual creation", in other words the "Clip of the year". NLP rappers and their video At DD tour of the Eiffel Tower are facing Angèle for the excellent clip of Swing your what and the Vieilles Canailles for their live, which has already sold 200,000 copies. A way also to greet the intact aura of Johnny Hallyday, that's why this legendary trio has a good chance of winning.

There remain the two Prizes rewarding revelations. Revelation scene first of all where Hoshi, Aloïse Sauvage and their impressive scenography dispute, in particular a microphone hanging on a wire which makes it twirl and Suzane whose contagious energy really seduced us. There remains the price of the Revelation Album: the outsider Malik Djoudi is named in front of Pomme and his delicate Loopholes and Maëlle. The college of voters will more easily succumb to the sweetness of Apple.

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