[EN IMAGES] Festive: Marie-Mai in all her styles

[EN IMAGES] Festive: Marie-Mai in all her styles

If Marie-Mai is plagued by stage fright ten days before presenting the first comedy gala of her life at ComediHa! Fest-Québec did not prevent her from offering a musical performance worthy of her reputation, on Friday night, on the main stage of the Festivent de Lévis.

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It was a rare appearance at a festival this summer for the man who will celebrate his 20-year career in 2023, and who we mainly saw on television, presenting Older brotherDuring the past year.


Marie-Mai was ecstatic on the Festivent de Lévis stage.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

Despite the presence of a hard core of raucous fans near the stage, the Quebecois pop princess didn’t have the easiest audience in front of her, but she managed to shake many of them out of their lethargy thanks to her immaculate enthusiasm. .

See her dance without brake from the beginning while she sang She and mehe again gave the impression that every time he steps on the boards it is the most beautiful day of his life.

It was also, at least initially, a chance to remember her recent turn to more urban pop as four of the first five tracks on the show were taken from her 2018 album, She and mein which she moves away from the pop rock universe that made her a star.


Marie-Mai was ecstatic on the Festivent de Lévis stage.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

In one of her speeches, Marie-Mai also thanked her fans for following her in all her musical forks. “It’s something I’m very proud of. You always let me make the music I wanted.”

He then dug further into this groove by inviting Claudia Bouvette to come and sing his hit. shower bag with her, then act alone no tomorrowhis collaboration with rapper Imposs.


Marie-Mai was ecstatic on the Festivent de Lévis stage.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

However, the Marie-Mai of the beginning is never far away. “I feel like shaking my life up a bit,” she said, exploding point blankone of the many forays into his back catalog that marked the second part of his concert.

injured knee

During her last visit to the Videotron Center, Marie-Mai was criticized for breaking the rhythm with ballads and an intermission. None of that on Friday. The pace stayed high until the end.


Marie-Mai was ecstatic on the Festivent de Lévis stage.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

Hair in the wind, she lined up strong and effective COBRA, it’s me and the intensity doubled I run/No yelling or hate. It was so intense that Marie-Mai said she hurt her knee on the way, somewhere in the middle of the concert, by her reckoning.

“I am a soldierassured his fans, we make the show until the end.

In fact, he ignored the pain and ended up jumping like it was nothing.

Klô Pelgag: through the whispers

Même si sa pop inventive et ses concerts doucement excentriques sont invariably un régal, et c’était encore le cas, vendredi soir, Klô Pelgag n’était peut-être pas le véhicule artistique approprié pour faire le pont jusqu’au concert de Marie- May.


Marie-Mai was ecstatic on the Festivent de Lévis stage.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

Between moving carousels and the murmurs of festival goers, the creator of the great album Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows He looked like an alien who had landed on the wrong planet. However, it would be misleading her to believe that he was going to affect her. Without the stage elements of her indoor show, Klô Pelgag still displayed all her usual craziness, with her imposing team of musicians, dancers and backing vocalists, in a soundscape that at times took on psychedelic rock airs.

Sophia Bel: not ideal

Montreal’s Sophia Bel, the new standard-bearer of pop-punk, swept the evening’s start, in a context that was far from ideal. That is, before a handful of more or less attentive spectators.


Sophia Bel rushed by in the early afternoon.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

Sophia Bel rushed by in the early afternoon.

Possibly explaining this, we have the impression of having observed only a part of the potential of this young woman, who seemed hesitant at times and who, vocally, experienced ups and downs.

Although the base is there. There are good songs on your album. anxious avoidantpremiered earlier this year, and its stage character, once polished and with more bite, could end up imposing itself.


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