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OWe feared that Emmanuel Macron had misplaced, after seven years in energy, his capability for “disruption”, a giant mistake! By proposing to the Franco-Malian Aya Nakamura – essentially the most listened to French-speaking singer on the planet, at solely 28 years previous – to carry out Piaf on worldwide tv for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Paris, on July 26, the president returned his detractors, notably on the best and the intense proper of the political spectrum, to the ranks of previous reactors.

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Because the concept might have extra panache than we think about. Like, all issues thought of, when the African-American singer Jessye Norman sang “La Marseillaise” draped in an impressive tricolor costume by Azzedine Alaïa on the Place de la Concorde, in entrance of 800 million tv viewers, on the event of the bicentenary of the French Revolution organized in 1989 by Jean-Paul Goude and Jack Lang, beneath François Mitterrand.

Dancers in fishnet tights

This is just not the primary time that the top of state has shocked folks with harsh musical decisions for official occasions. We have considerably forgotten him, however he triggered an uproar with the Fête de la Musique in 2018 by inviting the star DJs of French Electro to the Élysée: Chloé, Kavinsky and Kiddy Smile, who arrived on the decks of the night with a t-shirt crossed out with a provocative slogan: “Son of immigrants, black and queer” in the midst of a debate on the asylum and immigration legislation.

The spotlight of the night? Dancers in fishnet tights wiggling on the steps, with whom the Macron couple then posed, setting the Web ablaze. The very pious Yvonne de Gaulle, who condemned divorcees and other people responsible of adultery, will need to have turned in her grave… We have additionally forgotten her, however a live performance of hardcore metallic was held within the park of the “Château”, with the Nantes group Ultra Vomit performing for the president an – edgy – cowl of the kids’s nursery rhyme “A Green Mouse”…

Certainly, they have been a part of a shock imagined by the whimsical YouTubers McFly and Carlito. Very far, subsequently, from the ceremony with French clichés for the opening of the Rugby World Cup in September 2023 on the Stade de France, across the Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin.

The youthful of the 2

In fact, Emmanuel Macron can be extra of the traditional kind. He himself admits to having considerably “nerdy” musical tastes, in his personal phrases: French selection – Michel Sardou, Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferré, Johnny Hallyday –, classical music and opera – Schumann, Bach, Liszt and Rossini, whom he notably likes.

In their work The Strange Victory: Macron II, the key historical past revealed in June 2022 (Éditions de l'Observatoire), journalists Agathe Lambret and Louis Hausalter revealed that earlier than every speech in entrance of the French he has the behavior of warming up his vocal cords by buzzing “Vladimir Ilitch” and “Les Lacs du Connemara”, by Sardou, or “L’Envie”, by Johnny.
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A distinguished pianist and educated music lover, the president obtained the threee prize of the Amiens conservatory, the place he studied for ten years, and likes to strum on weekends on the residence de la Lanterne, close to Versailles, the place he introduced a half-grand piano from the Mobilier nationwide. World stars like Rihanna or Bono, from U2, are typically invited to his agenda as a part of their humanitarian commitments.

But it’s Brigitte Macron who has essentially the most fashionable playlist, stored updated with the assistance of her grandchildren. The first girl is a giant fan of electro DJ Kavinsky, whom she dropped at the Élysée, Vianney and Gims. In December, we noticed her singing their hit “La even” by coronary heart through the youngsters's Christmas tree on the Élysée through which the singers of the Star Academy. In the Macron couple, the youthful of the 2 is just not who we expect!