A concert at the Olympia for a singing group mocking the French presidential candidates
Wednesday – 20 Sha’ban 1443 AH – 23 March 2022 AD Issue No. [
They make fun of politicians
Paris: «Middle East»
The “Les Gouettes” team used to perform on tours across French cities, in halls and small theatres. But this time, he announces his concert at the Olympia Theater, the most famous title for musical performances in Paris. The group’s shares have risen in recent months after presenting songs that mock the candidates for the presidential elections scheduled for next month.
Les Gouges consists of a woman and three men. They chose a name for him that means “snacks”. However, their fame is not based on presenting their own tunes. Rather, they borrow popular and famous French songs while changing their lyrics to transform from love and longing to exposing the mistakes of politicians in a comic style and mocking their slogans and electoral programs. Thus, the show, scheduled for the 18th of next month, will combine music and humorous sketches.
All Olympia seats have been reserved in advance. Among the announced titles of the songs, we read “No, Zemmour,” a text referring to the far-right candidate Eric Zemmour. In it, the words were modified from the famous song “Ah, my love” by the late Jacques Brel. A second link, entitled “Picrice”, targets the right-wing Republican Party candidate, Valerie Pecres. The lyrics are adapted from the song “My Pretty” by the star Renault, and it is a mockery of the dead whose names are still on the voter lists. Of course, Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the National Front party, has her share of political farce, through a song in which she pleads with her rival Zemmour to withdraw in her favour.
Given the succession of the elections and the difference in alliances, expectations and winning rates between one opinion poll and another, the team is forced to exclude texts and replace them with others. The song succeeded because it deals with the accusation of the French Communist Party candidate, Fabien Roussell, of profiting from a fictitious work, but the song fell two days after its release after the Court of Urgent Cases acquitted Roussell of the accusation.
The team faces a difficult challenge in terms of choosing the topics for its songs, because the Olympia concert takes place between the first and second rounds of the presidential elections. Thus, the texts will depend on the results of the first results. And it will not be the only concert, but will be followed by an artistic tour throughout France that will continue throughout the summer and compensate for the closure period in which theaters closed their doors due to the pandemic.