The Victories of music
Friday at 9:05 p.m. on France 2 and France Inter
The awards that the French music industry will award tonight have given rise to some criticism. Like every year, we deplore the missing: where is Jeanne Cherhal and her superb album The year 40 ? Where is Aya Nakamura and the catch she brings to French song? The 35e there are no shortage of women in the Victoires de la Musique edition, with equal nominations (even if none of them is competing for the album of the year). But she was accused of being out of touch. “When we look at the list of nominees, we look in vain for a diversity of colors”, protested in The world, Manu Dibango.
Victories of female music: a daring and talented new generation
In question, the abolition of awards by genres: rock, electro, world music, urban music and rap, have disappeared. “We wanted to avoid categorizing the artists, and then the audience was not necessarily there. It was also a request from artists, who told us ’We want to compete with everyone‘ “ justified Romain Vivien, president of Victoires and managing director of Believe Digital.
Angèle, favorite of the evening and number one in sales
The winning categories have therefore been reduced from thirteen to eight. Raised shields in the world of rock, rap and especially world music which have trouble finding an audience and benefited from the visibility of a television evening. A nice improvement, however: all the nominated artists will perform on the stage of the Seine Musicale.
Make way for music! The evening could dedicate young Angèle, number 1 in sales in France in 2019, with Throw your what, or Catherine Ringer who resuscitates the Rita Mitsouko on stage. Alain Souchon will compete with Philippe Katerine, but both could well be decided by the talented Lomepal. The highlight of the evening should come the beautiful skewer of young talents who will reveal themselves this evening, with Suzane, Apple, Hoshi, Aloïse Sauvage, Maëlle and Malik Djoudi.