October 28, 2021

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Grand National Day Show: An ambitious show

Grand National Day Show: An ambitious show

Despite not having an audience for the second year in a row, the great scene of National Day airing Thursday evening will be the most ambitious in the history of the event.

Journalists who visited the site on Monday were able to measure the level of production, which includes more than 200 artists.

Between the Fair Mount Manoir Richelieu and the north face of the St. Lawrence River, a huge platform with six bridges was built over the sloping ground, the Priory not designed to accommodate such infrastructure.

Mary-Maui, who sings and acts as the national spokesperson for the festivities, said, “It was thrilling.

In addition, hundreds of Quebec flags are scattered around the structure, all clearly visible. No, there will be no controversy this year.

Unlike last year, in Trois-Rivieres, we see Quebec flags on screen.

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Unlike last year, in Trois-Rivieres, we see Quebec flags on screen.

It took 10 days to set up, and the platform was 223 feet wide by 108 feet deep. They say it helps to respect physical distance.

By comparison, Celine Dion used in her last show at Abraham Ground 190 feet 137 feet.

“The technical challenge is enormous. It’s a national holiday show with a great history in recent years, and probably in all of history, “said producer Sylvain Parent-Bedard.

Producer Sylvain Parent-Bedard during rehearsals for a National Day performance at the Manoir Richelieu in La Malby.

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Producer Sylvain Parent-Bedard during rehearsals for a National Day performance at the Manoir Richelieu in La Malby.

Manoir Richelieu serves as the backdrop and projection surface on the show. “He’s going to be a character,” said director Jean-Franకోois Blaise.

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Several stars took part in Monday’s rehearsals, including Cornell, Mary-My, 2Freers, Louis-Jean Carmire and Charlotte Cardin, before recording the two – hour show on Tuesday evening. Although the heart of the event is in La Malboy, other areas in Quebec are highlighted by pre-recorded performances at the show.


Cornell took action during Monday’s rehearsals in the wake of the St. Lawrence River.

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Cornell took action during Monday’s rehearsals in the wake of the St. Lawrence River.

“We’m going to be a bit of a postcard. We’ve going to the Magdalen Islands in Gaspa. We’m definitely going to Quebec and Montreal.

Jean-Franకోois Blaise at the time

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Jean-Franకోois Blaise at the time

As the venue has no roof, we hope the rain will be away from La Malboy for the next two days.


Hosted by Charlotte Cardin, Louis-Jean Carmire, Cornell, Sarami, Samian and Cour de Pirate, the show airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. Delay in TV5 Monde.

The performances of Quebec’s national holiday follow each other, but they are identical.

Repetitions National Day 2021

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The diversity of musical genres, genders and cultural groups is at the heart of this show more than ever, as is evident from the large convents of Saint-Jean-Baptist.

The team of six animators consisted of three boys and three girls, including two black-skinned artists and a representative of the First Nations.

This is reflected in the selection of mosaic songs. Urban music, especially rap, is more in line with the general classics of Quebec song.

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“I am happy that rap has earned its place in events of this size and will be treated like pop or folk”, pleases co-host and rapper Sarami.

“There is so much about diversity, racism, our history, that is reflected in the show. It’s worth celebrating that we are moving forward and opening up others’ stories,” Mary-Maui adds.

The subject of the hour, the damn pandemic unforgettable, promised director Jean-Franకోois Blaise.

“From the beginning, we’ve talked about this storm, because we all lived through it and we all hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” he assured.

Tributes will also be paid to Raymond Lowesque, Andre Gagnon and other greats who went missing last year.