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‘The Voice France’ Singer Turns One Chair, Goes On To Become Coach

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Kendji Girac, a former contestant on The Voice France, is proof that you don’t need to turn four chairs to be make it far on the show. In fact, Kendji only turned one coach’s chair during his audition.


Kendji went on to win the entire season, and he’s now a coach on spin-off The Voice Kids. Check out Kendji’s performances below, and read on to find out more about his journey on the show.

Watch Kendji Girac’s journey on “The Voice France.”

Kendji Girac Turns One Chair On ‘The Voice France’

For his audition on The Voice France in 2014, Kendji Girac performed “Bella” by Maître Gims, while playing the guitar. Only one coach turned their chair for his performance — British singer Mika. So Kendji automatically joined his team.

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Kendji made it all the way to the finals, where he earned the audience’s vote and was named the winner of Season 3. Oh, and did we mention he was only 17 years old at the time of his win?

Since being crowned champion of The Voice, Kendji has released three studio albums. His new album, Mi Vida, is set to be released this month. He also has over a million followers on Instagram, and almost 3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Kendji Joins ‘The Voice Kids’ As A Coach

Not only did Kendji win his season of The Voice and go on to have a thriving music career, but he’s also returned to the franchise as a coach. The singer is sitting in his very own spinning chair for the new season of The Voice Kids in France.


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This is apparently the first time a former contestant on the French Voice franchise has become a coach. He’s joined by fellow coaches Jenifer, Patrick Fiori, and Soprano. The show, which features kids between the ages of 6 and 15, is currently in its seventh season.

Kendji posts a photo of himself in his new chair on Instagram, saying it was “crazy” to become a coach six years after winning the show. Could this ever happen on the American version of the show? Only time will tell.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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