This is a new quartet that will settle in the famous red armchairs of the telecrochet: Marc Lavoine and Lara Fabian had never participated in the show, while Pascal Obispo had been coach during the 7th season. When Amel Bent, she goes from The Voice Kids at The Voice. This new team, whose members have sold more than 45 million records together, succeeds Julien Clerc, Jenifer, Mika and Soprano.
"These new coaches are great artists who have marked the French song, they are in line with the positive and unifying values of a program like The Voice, and I am happy to welcome them," said Nikos Aliagas, who presents the show, with Karine Ferri behind the scenes.
Other great performers like Florent Pagny or Zazie were also coaches before them. The broadcast dates of this 9th season have not been announced yet.
Audiences are eroding
This casting change, to which will be added "many surprises", as promised a release from the producer, ITV Studios France, could give a new impetus to this singing contest, more and more challenged by the competition, as theEurovision on France 2.
If it remains a flagship TF1 program draining a wide audience, which has hatched new artists (Louane, Kendji Girac …) and generates significant sales of records, its audiences are eroding in recent years.
They fell for the first time under 5 million viewers on average during the 8th season, and its last final (which was broadcast this year on a Thursday, instead of Saturday night, a less favorable position for a very family program) n 'had gathered' only '3.4 million fans.