Minus One’s François Micheletto loses his battle round on “The Voice of France”

Minus One surprised many with the strength of their Eurovision 2016 song “Alter Ego” and its accompanying video. And while they are busy working to live up to our now very high expectations, their lead singer François Micheletto has had one slight distraction: He’s been competing on “The Voice: La plus belle voix” in France.

In FebruaryFrançois slayed his blind audition with the song “With Or Without You” by U2.

Judge Florent Pagny — a well-known French musician and actor — turned his chair, thus qualifying François for the battles.

Fellow judge Mika — who has previously compared Eurovision to merde  — did not do the same.  


His battle episode aired on March 27 and once again Mr. Micheletto owned it, delivering his take on Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” with aplomb.

But his competition — the too-cool-for-school Slimane — delivered it just a bit better and François was sent packing.

François was keen to look on the bright side on his way out. 

Speaking to France’s L’est republican he said: “It happened with smiles and good humor. Making the trip and coming on the show, for me it is already something huge. Competition is like this. We must be prepared for a yes, but for a no too.”  

And how does competing at Eurovision differ from competing on “The Voice”?

“It is a group for Eurovision. We are a great team behind this project. ‘The Voice’ is really something very personal.”

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