The Voice Afrique francophone season 3 had its epilogue last night. The representative of Burkina Faso, Lady Shine, is the lucky winner.
The curtains came down in the early hours of Sunday 2 May 2021 on season 3 of The Voice Afrique Francophone music competition. Suspended for a few months due to the health situation, the high ratings show made its comeback on the screens on April 17. The Sofitel Abidjan Ivoire Hotel was the setting for the latest shows. On the night of Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 May, the four finalists – Foganne Atsou from Togo, Lady Shine from Burkina Faso, Gyovanni and Carina Sen from Benin – were called upon to perform to seduce not the coaches, but the public and viewers, whose votes alone enable the winner to be chosen.
After more than three hours of show with the presence of African music dinosaurs such as the Ivorian Bailly Spinto, the Cameroonian André Marie Tala and the young generation represented by the Ivorian DJ Kerozen, the Beninese Sessimè and the Malian Sidiki Diabaté, the vote was in favour of Lady Shine from Nanyanka Bell’s team (replaced by Youssoupha). The representative of Burkina Faso takes the trophy, the 10 million CFA francs envelope and will benefit from the production of a single by Universal Music Africa.
For the third consecutive time, the competition is won by a woman. In the first season, Pamela Baketana of Team Lokua was elected. Victoire Biaku from Charlotte Dipanda’s team – in the meantime replaced by Josey – was the winner in season 2, before Lady Shine took over.
It is worth noting that more and more internet users are questioning the relevance of the public’s and viewers’ vote to choose the winner, which sometimes is not always the most talented candidate. It is therefore up to the competition organising team to assess this and to advise if necessary.