As I told you more than a month ago, Lebanon would be represented this year – and hopefully represented well – by Marc Hatem on France’s The Voice. Leading up to Mark’s episode, another Lebanese called Kassem, but whose stage name is Lukas, appeared on The Voice and managed to make it through to the next round as part of Zazie’s team.
A short while ago, Marc Hatem took France to Church – almost literally – with a glorious rendition of Hozier’s awesome “Take Me To Church.”
Boasting bombastic vocals which he makes look utterly effortless, Marc blazed through his audition, getting all 4 coaches to turn. His voice was compared to “caviar” by Florent Pagny, whatever that means.
Check out his performance here:
Marc ended up choosing Garou as his coach, which sounds like a good fit given the two have similar vocal tendencies.
Of course, Marc was also well received by French and Lebanese audiences alike with his Facebook page amassing thousands of likes over a few hours following his performance.
It’s sad to see such talents needing to leave the country to make a name for themselves, but this is how things are unfortunately. I wish Marc the best of luck on The Voice’s future episodes.
“It’s sad to see such talents needing to leave the country to make a name for themselves, but this is how things are unfortunately…”
wow…a cultural isolationism call.
I suggest tiny corrections to your tiny Lebanese ambition :
” It’s sad to see such Talents DON’T LEAVE OFTEN to make a name for themselves WORLDWIDE AND IN ALL LANGUAGES, but this is how WE BECAME LIKE ARABS AROUND US who think small and can’t think beyond local markets and can’t see the impact of lebanese talent taking our name to western households…”
Tiny difference that makes all the sense of this country and that shows the futility of making the change we need from the Bottom >> Up with thought-provoking gems like you just uttered.
i love Marc Hatem and i love this post ❤