#SPOTTED: CANADA’S GOT TALENT WINNER JEANICK FOURNIER IN TORONTO
Jeanick Fournier won the hearts of Canadians and Season Two Canada’s Got Talent judges alike with her powerful vocals. But above this, she comes with a heartfelt story. The Pallative Care Worker is a mother to two children with Down Syndrome. Her story has compelled a nation, propelling her to stardom. The Saguenay Songstress for years had been performing in a Celine Dion tribute show, before finally landing her big break.
We were so lucky to get to hear those magnificent vocals in-person at Universal Music Canada’s offices as she performed an abbreviated set for tastemakers and fans. In October she had released her debut self-titled LP for the label, a mix of covers and originals.
See some higlights from the evening:
Fournier asked me to speak a bit slower as English is her second language, but walked me through her journey, singing since she was only seven years of age. I wondered how long it takes for her to get her vocals warmed-up and in prime form to belt a rangey ballad like “I Surrender” and her routine usually is about 20 minutes. You need to hear her to believe it!
Hear more on her official YouTube channel here.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)