KENDJI GIRAC – Color Gitano




Kendji Girac is a French male singer from Bergerac, France and winner of season 3 of the French music competition series The Voice: la plus belle voix broadcast from January 11 to May 10, 2013 as part of Team Mika.

Most known for his Latin-flavoured Spanish language songs and gypsy performances, his debut official single was “Color Gitano“.

He auditioned with “Bella” from Maître Gims in the first episode of season 3 broadcast on January 11, with only judge Mika turning his chair, whereas the three others, Florent Pagny, Jenifer and Garou refrained.

 Performances

  • Audition (11 January 2013): “Bella” from Maître Gims (only one judge Mika turned chair, in Team Mika by default)
  • Musical Battle Round (8 March 2014): “Tous les mêmes from Stromae (Kept by coach, Youness eliminated)

  • L’épreuve ultime Round (29 March): “Hotel California from The Eagles (Saved by coach alongside Fréro Delavega. Cloé eliminated)
  • Prime 1 Live (5 April 2014): “Ma philosophie” from Amel Bent (Saved by public vote, with Caroline Savoie saved by coach and Spleen eliminated)

  • Prime 3 Live (19 April 2013): “Mad World” from Tears for Fears (Saved by public vote alongside Fréro Delavega, Élodie Martelet saved by coach, Caroline Savoie eliminated)
  • Prime 4 – Quarter-finals (26 April 2014): “Allumer le feu” from Johnny Hallyday (Saved by public vote with Élodie Martelet saved by coach. Fréro Delavega eliminated)

  • Prime 5 – Semi-finals (5 May 2013): “Belle” from Garou, Daniel Lavoie and Patrick Fiori (Public vote 72.7 / 100 and coach vote 23 / 50. Qualified to the final. Élodie Martelet eliminated)

Final (12 May 2013):

  • “L’Aigle noir” from Barbara (duet with coach Mika)
    • Result: Won with 51% of the public vote. Maximilien Philippe runner-up with 21%, Amir Haddad third with 18%, Wesley fourth by 10%.

The first official single by Kendji Girac in France was the bilingual French/Spanish flamenco/dance/pop song “Color Gitano”  from his self-titled debut Kendji Girac EP.

Discography


EPs

2014 Kendji Girac EP 44       Tracklist

  1. Color Gitano” (3:30)
  2. “Toi et moi” (3:06)
  3. Bella” (3:56)
  4. Ma philosophie” (3:23)
  5. Tous les mêmes” (2:37)

Singles

2014 Color Gitano 32 19*
(Ultratip)
Kendji Girac EP

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts. 

Other charting releases

2014 “Amor de mis amores” / “Volare
(credited as Kendji)
94 Kendji Girac EP
“Belle”
(credited as Kendji)




 

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