Marc Dupré's autumn is unfolding at breakneck speed, with several shows on his tour schedule and as he begins recording “La Voix” next week alongside the new coaches Corneille, Marjo and Mario Pelchat.
The 49-year-old singer-songwriter took part in several festivals this summer and has just started his “Where will the world be” tour, the title of his eighth and most recent opus. It will be at Place des Arts on October 30, when the show was originally supposed to take place at the opening of the Francos, last June, but COVID-19 had forced the postponement.
“We have a “show” which is held and which is representative of where I am at. We added and removed songs, I talk about a lot of things that people don't know about me,” he told QMI Agency.
Marc Dupré, who has had a career for 30 years, appreciates first and foremost the “sharing” that takes place between the spectators and him. “It cannot be explained, but I know that people are ready to participate. We talk like we know each other, the show is very much about people, about our relationship, I want the connection to be there from start to finish.” , he added.
He even allows himself to make imitations here and there, thus returning to his first love. He recently impersonated the late Roger Tabra to recount the creation of the song 'What did you do to me?', a moment that made people laugh, with Marc taking over the fat voice of the lyricist who died in 2016 .
Grateful to last, to be well surrounded and to have a beautiful family, Marc Dupré works hard to cultivate success and happiness. “I didn't sit on my 'hits', I always continued to write other songs, to make other albums, I always tried to evolve, to move forward, to take my job seriously. I'm the type to think that the best is yet to come.”, he explained.
“The Voice” of the next generation
And the exchange that he loves so much revolves more than ever with the next generation, whether with his daughter Stella or with the young people he has met over the years at “La Voix” and “Star Académie”.
“When I work with other passionate people, young and old, I have the impression of living again, of having butterflies through them, I find it beautiful, I want to help them.”, he said.
The appointment of “La Voix”, where he will be a veteran coach from the broadcast next January on TVA, he was sorely missed. He enjoyed hosting “Star Académie” last winter for the “experience” it gave him, but if he had to choose between the two concepts, “La Voix” would triumph without hesitation.
“I like to be involved with the talents and at “Star Académie” I was biting my fingers, because I was just with them on Sundays and I couldn't tell them anything so as not to break what the teaching staff had advised them to do. I realize that it is the interaction, the moment with the candidate that makes me vibrate. Yeah, I really like that! “La Voix” is a perfect “show” for me,” said Marc Dupré.
More information on the “Where the world is going” tour is available on Marc Dupré's website [https ://www.marcdupre.com/].
Any news from Celine?
Marc Dupré doesn't have much to say about his mother-in-law Celine Dion, who , as we know, has been resting for a few months due to muscle spasms, a situation that forced her to cancel her European tour.
“I have to tell you the truth: I'm not sure what's going on. Like everyone else, I would like Céline to come back to the show, she's a great singer. You have to be patient. […] I have no news that she is not well and it is more Anne-Marie who is in contact [with her]”, said Marc Dupré, speaking of his wife Anne-Marie Angélil.
He added: “I'm not the type of guy to ask too many questions. We are all waiting and we know our Céline, she is strong. I dare to hope that everything is correct.”
He recalls that Céline experienced “very difficult things” following the death of her husband, impresario and longtime accomplice René Angélil, in January 2016 “When you lose a piece like René and then you change your team, sometimes it takes a long time to rebuild. I believe in taking your time and coming back stronger, especially coming back and being sure of your shot, because when you're Céline, you can't go on a world tour and stop it in the middle. he confessed.
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