Star Académie: Interview with the winner William Cloutier

Sunday evening marked the end of Star Académie’s great adventure, won by the talented William Cloutier with whom I had the chance to speak. He came full circle with the song Et je t’aime encore by Céline Dion, which was also chosen by the public. Having the opportunity to repeat this performance, he would not have changed his choice, but he would have preserved his voice more during the day. During this variety, he also had the chance to present a number edited from A to Z by him and Lunou. He explains that the technical team does a wonderful job of giving their different ideas. He loved the creation of it and he had a lot of fun with Lunou putting on a number in the image of their generation. 

Following this victory, he feels overwhelmed. Having been cut off from the world for several weeks, it makes him funny to meet people in the street who recognize him and appreciate hearing him sing. With the events of the last few days, he hasn’t had time to look at all of his posts yet, but he promises to do so, because according to him it’s extremely rewarding to have the feedback, comments from people about the performances and the adventure in its entirety.

He confides that the last two weeks that awaited him were going to unfold like a big party on stage, surrounded by his friends. He just wanted to enjoy the moment. What he appreciates about his edition is that no one had an individualistic vision of living their adventure. Indeed, they all grew up together and went through the adventure, helping each other.

“ In the last week, I was not in the competition , but in the joy of going on stage. Until the moment they named my name, it reminded me that it was a competition . I really realized that I had just fulfilled a childhood dream.  “

When I asked him how he saw this aspect of competition throughout the adventure, he replied that in the beginnings, it is normal to want to stand out when there are several people. However, when the people around us have created a general portrait of each of them, the gang trip begins. The more the adventure progressed, the more she compared her relationship with academics as that of brothers and sisters.

“ I find that we all have profiles for possibly making solo careers and appealing to an audience x. 

With such great affinity, departures became more and more difficult over the weeks. For his part, he was torn when Guillaume and Jacob left the adventure since they both deserved their place in the final as much as he did. Another departure that the particularly affected is that of her friend Meghan Oak .

At the beginning of the adventure, the coaches had made him the comment that he did not let himself go enough during his performances. He explains that at a precise moment in the adventure he left modesty aside and accepted that the public would eventually see him make a mistake. His focus was on his ability to convey the message he wanted through his performances. He is also very happy to have taken the risk of performing his magnificent composition, especially because of the public’s appreciation for it.

“ It’s a long time to accept it since we like to arrive ready in front of people and show the best of yourself. The less beautiful and the failures, we try to camouflage them. 

His most memorable moment was when he performed the c hanson the show mus t go on as he had the opportunity to show the public his voice technicality, since this song is difficult to interpret side voice . He is very proud since he has pushed the limits. He describes this moment as a pivot in his adventure.

Knowing that he experienced Star Académie and Mixmania , I wanted to ask him how he found to have been able to experience both. The Mixmania adventure allowed her to meet people after the shows as well as explore the world of touring. Star Academy ed was selo n him more schools, training, who is rapidly changing as a singer. It also wait to see to where people have discovered.

He is now the father of two young little boys, one of whom was born during his time at Star Académie. I wanted to ask him how he found being away from his little family.

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