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[EN IMAGES] FEQ: Charlotte Cardin’s beautiful vertigo

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A Quebec star in full possession of his faculties and on his way to the highest peaks, numerous festival-goers and no rain: the Festival d’été de Québec couldn’t ask for anything better for his return to the Plains of Abraham after two summers of ‘ absence.

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Better, Charlotte Cardin looked frankly happy, almost upset, Wednesday night, at the sight of the tide of festival goers – the venue was very crowded for the occasion, 60,000 people according to the star’s words – who had just greeted her in singing the his name.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: Charlotte Cardin's beautiful vertigo

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

“We are in heaven,” exclaimed, with a big smile, the 27-year-old artist, one of the youngest artists in Quebec who was offered the Plains as a headliner.

What can six years do. In 2016 she battled the cold and the wind, hiding her piano behind her, opening up for Peter Gabriel and Sting.

On Wednesday night, just crowned Junos award queen and in the wake of a sold out tour, Charlotte Cardin appeared in charge, confident, charismatic. Don’t be intimidated for two cents.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: Charlotte Cardin's beautiful vertigo

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

From the very beginning, walking gracefully on stage to the sound of Passive aggressive or guitar in hand for Popehe quickly proved that he had the stature to sing on such a large stage.

“I’m a bit stunned,” she admitted anyway. I keep discovering new crowds everywhere I look. This is fuck incredible.”

Patrick Watson softly

Her admirers followed her throughout the evening. After a series of English headlines, her cell phones turned on during her beautiful ballad I quit. The look was lovely. The crowd then became inflamed during a segment in which they played the card of sensuality by lining up Dirty-dirty And Sex for me.

As she did recently in Montreal, the singer appeared to see an accident on the floor and took the opportunity to recall that her concert was a “safe space“.” Nothing will be tolerated in non-consensual contact, “he warned.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: Charlotte Cardin's beautiful vertigo

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

Then, as promised, it was the moment of surprise imposed by the concept of white paper and, while Charlotte Cardin sang on the piano sneaks inPatrick Watson advanced almost on tiptoe and slid to his side.

In a beautiful and gentle complicity, underlined by a judicious use of the four giant screens surrounding the new stage, the two friends then offered a title by Watson, I leave you notesand an excellent recovery of Diamondsby Rihanna.

Electrifying recovery

After this very delicate part, Charlotte Cardin moved into second gear for the final stretch.

Another cover, that of Fools everywhere, by Daniel Bélanger, during which he took a walk, was electrifying. Perhaps the best moment of her concert.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: Charlotte Cardin's beautiful vertigo

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

As a reminder, he began by wishing a happy 60And birthday to his mother, his “hand girl“, To present his song well. Subsequently, radiant, he wanted to take a photo to immortalize what is certainly considered to be his greatest achievement in his career.

“I wish I was nowhere else,” she launched before being joined by a choir for a moving finale to the sound of Anyone who loves me.

No doubt he will not need to use the pretext of carte blanche the next time he is invited to the Plains.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: Charlotte Cardin's beautiful vertigo

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

Jessia: TikTok generation

“Who is following me on TikTok?” Jessia was on stage for only a few songs, at the beginning of the evening, when she put it in our face that the social network that promotes the stars in the making, in 2022, is no longer the same as the last FEQ, in 2019.

In the case of this British Columbia artist in her early twenties, a recent revelation of the year at the Juno Awards, TikTok was certainly a springboard to make her known, mainly through song. I’m not pretty. But judging by her confidence on stage and her voice control, it was going to happen one way or another.

Her short pop songs sometimes have a rock touch reminiscent of what Avril Lavigne offers. It is no coincidence that she borrows I’m with youvery well rendered by the way, during his performance.

With a full album and some hits, this young lady could wreak havoc.

Lennon Stella: a little tall

Sandwiched between Jessia and Charlotte Cardin, Ontario’s Lennon Stella has fallen victim to the confrontation game.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: Charlotte Cardin's beautiful vertigo

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

Despite a fine repertoire and the support of two singers and a brilliant group of musicians, his pop and stage energy haven’t had as much bite as his compatriots.


[EN IMAGES]    FEQ: Charlotte Cardin's beautiful vertigo

Photo QMI AGENCY, MARCEL TREMBLAY

On a large site like the Plains, it’s deadly. However, we would like to see her again in a theater. In another, more intimate context, she may be more able to join us.

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