July 6, 2022

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[VIDÉO] Mario Pelchat sings in the Blue Room: Singer honored with 40-year career

[VIDÉO] Mario Pelchat sings in the Blue Room: Singer honored with 40-year career

Respected for his 40-year career, Mario Pelchat sang a few lines about his success I am a singerA cappella, Thursday morning, after giving an ovation in the Blue Room of the National Assembly.

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The idea of ​​echoing his voice came when MP Pascal Bérubé from the party Quebecois sent him a text message to say that Claude Dubois had already done so and that it was possible.

“I’m thinking of what to sing and my hamster is spinning. I’m thinking of my first song written by Martin Peltier in the apartment in Grande Alley,” he said in an interview, noting that he had not done so in the first place.

After receiving tributes from Nathalie Roy, Christine Saint-Pierre, Catherine Dorian and Pascal Berube of the Liberal Party, standing up and receiving applause, Mario Pelchat stood up and sang a few lines.

The 58-year-old singer, originally from Dolby-Mistassini, experienced great emotions.

“I was very touched and drowned. I was in a state of speechlessness,” he said at a private meeting where Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy presented him with the National Assembly Medal.

“He has an exceptional career and he has enriched the culture of Quebec,” the minister said.

Mario Pelchat received the National Assembly Medal from Culture and Communications Minister Nathalie Roy for his 40-year career.

Photo by Stevens LeBlanc

Mario Pelchat received the National Assembly Medal from Culture and Communications Minister Nathalie Roy for his 40-year career.

Childhood dream

By gaining this respect, the singer and producer thought of his parents Real and Raymond, who always encouraged him.

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“My mother, who died in 2019, was very impressed. At 84, our father, who was immobile, was proud, ”he said.

“Pelch”, as some call him, says his parents did everything to make his childhood dream of becoming a singer come true. Janet had a dream come true at the age of 10 after attending a Reno Reno show with her mother.

“Pierre Lalonde and Rene Simard are my idols, but Guinness’s performance made me want to become a singer. Dreaming is one thing, achieving another is another. They did everything to make it happen. They never stopped me and they made huge sacrifices. At first it was like a game and became a profession, ”he said.