The second episode of
The Voice All Stars
was broadcast this Saturday on TF1.
Leo, former finalist of season 2 of
The Voice Kids
, presented himself to the coaches who did not look back.
“I don't even know how I sang.
My goal is for my message to be heard, ”he told
It took Nikos Aliagas to broadcast the tape of his first participation in
The Voice Kids
for the coaches to remember Leo.
In six years, the little boy has changed a lot.
"I am unrecognizable", he warned in his portrait.
With his back to him, the five judges did not look back on his performance, which the candidate does not regret.
“My goal was really to convey the message that I had to convey,” he explains to
while reviewing the difficult journey that led him to the stage of
The Voice All Stars
In your portrait, you speak of "another Leo".
What has changed in six years?
I went through very dark, complicated and numerous ordeals that propelled me lower than earth. It was viscerally complicated for me to live but they forged the person I have become today, the one who takes charge. For example, I suffered severe bullying at school, I had family problems where tolerance and benevolence are not values advocated. When I was still living in France, when I went out on the streets, I didn't feel safe, people judged me. It ranged from verbal assaults to physical assaults: I was beaten up several times, people spat on me in the street, it was kind of my daily life. I developed health problems, anxiety,I had a heart attack as a result of all the accumulations I have been through over the past few years. From the age of 14/15, I was in very complicated suffering. I found myself on my own back up the hill, had no one to support me, and I started to assert myself and come out afterwards. I lost a lot of people around me but I am very positive and I put things into perspective in the sense that the people who support me today are the most benevolent.I lost a lot of people around me but I am very positive and I put things into perspective in the sense that the people who support me today are the most benevolent.I lost a lot of people around me but I am very positive and I put things into perspective in the sense that the people who support me today are the most benevolent.
How do you define yourself?
This is a question that I am asked very regularly.
It's funny because we live in a system that keeps identifying, it's like we have to put a label on people.
I find that deeply unfortunate.
"Are you gay, are you bi, are you queer?"
I'm just saying I'm a human being and I have an aura, a soul, feelings and I appreciate a person for what they give off and for the value of their soul.
Personally, I define myself as a human being.
People call me "he", "she", masculine or feminine, as they want to call me, they are the ones who see, it doesn't bother me as long as there is respect and respect. kindness.
What did you want to show to the public by participating in this “all stars” version?
I was a victim of the codes, the standards that the system and society impose on us. The message that I want to convey through my art, as an artist but above all as a human being, is a message of peace, love, serenity and above all, reunification. Regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, religions, beliefs, we are all human beings. My message is to advocate serenity because we need it, we must stop discriminating against others in order to value some of their customs. After my visit, when I called my dad with whom the links are not extraordinary, he told me that they had not turned around because of the person I am, my dress style, my femininity and what I advocate. It's such a shame to think like that.You can be a personality discriminated against by the system and the people, but you can also be on a beautiful set, on TV and be successful in your projects. My goal is to help people who feel low.
Are you not afraid that your passage will only be accepted for your personality and not for the quality of your service?
Not at all !
I am not here to show the quality of my performance.
I am really here to send a message.
When I was contacted by Bruno Berberes [the casting director] who offered to do the show, I was deeply touched and moved.
We do not realize it but there are so many people who go through dark, gloomy and difficult phases of life, who are depressed, desperate and especially like me, who are feminine and who are discriminated against.
I don't even know how I sang.
My goal is to get my message heard.
The coaches did not look back.
Is it a regret?
I am not at all disappointed because my goal was really to convey the message that I had to convey and especially to relive this experience which is magnificent.
Today, I also wanted to show the person that I have become with this strength, this courage and both my fragility and this hypersensitivity that I still have of the young boy who had come to perform at the age of 13.
I am forged and always sensitive at the same time.
I am not at all disappointed.
The only thing I would have liked was to go to the next step to show more of my personality.
It is not a character.
In everyday life, I am even more feminine.
Today you live in London.
What are you doing there?
I came to London to be free, to be who I want to be.
I'm living my best life here because the mindsets are more open.
There is more mercy and benevolence.
I have more artistic opportunities [he just released a single] because the codes of the system are less narrow and restricted.
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