On the set of 50 ‘inside this Saturday April 24, Calogero remembered with sincerity and emotion his concert after the Nice attack. At the time, the singer doubted his legitimacy.
A song like a tribute. On July 14, 2017, a year after the Nice attack during which 86 lost their lives, the singer took the stage at the request of the families of the victims. Behind his piano, he had sung his title Fireworks with difficulty, before bursting into tears. An unforgettable moment for the singer, who remembered it in 50 ‘inside this Saturday, April 24. “It’s a special moment, when the songs escape you. They call me and say: ‘It would be nice to come and sing this song in tribute to the victims.’, told the songwriter and performer on TF1. It was like a duty for me to do it. When I found myself on stage, I don’t think I realized the gravity of the moment: the city was barricaded. “ And at the time, Calogero doubted his legitimacy.
“When I made the first piano notes, I was like, ‘What are you doing? What legitimacy do you have to sing this song like that in front of the families?, Calogero told TF1. And then, finally, I made it. “ On stage, the singer could not hold back his tears while looking at the families of the victims of this attack. “When there are moments like that, you just have to know how to be there, that’s what I wanted to do”, concluded the artist, still upset by this particular performance. In the columns of France 3, he already told this overflow of emotions. “Every verse, every chorus, was an ordeal. I was not ready to receive such an emotional charge in my head.”, he assured.
Calogero: “It’s our role as an artist to make people happy”
“The attacks in France started as I was finishing my tour for Les Feux d’artifice. It was so horrible to me that I didn’t necessarily want to translate it into a song. So I did the opposite. added cheerfulness and peach to my songs “, continued Calogero, the author of the song he performed in Nice. For him, this tube is a real “declaration of love to music”. “She has this very silly, very simple side of certain songs by Michel Berger or France Gall. I dreamed of a hit like that, which could be received just by doing good, he continued in the columns of the Parisian. It’s our role as an artist to make people happy. “ His performance that evening had ended in tears and applause provided.
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