The Festival du Pruneau Show took place in Agen from 30 August to 1 September with a new artist on stage every evening: Jenifer on 30 August, Radio Elvis and Hoshi on 31 August and Alain Chamfort on 1 September.
For the 15th edition of this festival of the Grand Pruneau Show, numerous animations were organized around the prune of Agen, attracting more than 70,000 visitors to take place throughout the city before the big concert at Place du Doctor Esquirol. For example, the Pruneau Parade took to the streets with tanks and bandas. The gastronomy was not left out, with tastings of local products, aperitifs and demonstrations around the drying of plums, as well as films showing the manufacture of prunes and a history of the advertising film… The prune Challenge brought together teams of the press and institutions that are partners in the operation.
Jenifer’s concert ended the first evening after a long 2-year wait related to the traffic accident that the singer had been subjected to. The first part was played by Anahata, a pop rock quartet from the Agen region created in 2017 that makes mostly acoustic music in an effort to showcase the natural beauty of instruments and voice. This group is made up of Mylene Groussia, singer of the group and Ben Martin, former rugbyman and business student, composer-performer on guitar but also a guitarist, Tom Alexis.
In the second part, Jenifer appeared on stage accompanied by his group whose composition is unique because it is composed exclusively of girls. The audience was eager to find out the singer who was playing for the first time in Agen and who said that the performance almost didn’t take place because she and her band found themselves stranded for three hours on the way, before being saved by a driver named Mario.
Still as smiling and warm, the former Star Academy winner set fire from the second title, “My Revolution” and spectators picked up the lyrics in a chorus, with their arms in the air, she then picked up titles dating back about 15 years, such as “It’s Gold” (written by Calogero) or “Turn My Page”(20) 07) then it was the turn of these recent successes, including “The Simple Things” that she owes to Slimane. There was also the romantic moment with the title “I Want Love” where the audience danced and lifted their smartphones. Jenifer then chained to pieces where she didn’t hesitate to move from one end of the stage to the other as she unraveled. The concert ended after an hour and a half with the title “In the Sun” which she dedicated to the city of Agen as well as 2 reminders.
Jenifer Bartoli was born on 15 November 1982 in Nice. At the age of 7, she won a great success in front of her family in Corsica where she performs “Milord” of Piaf, then at 10 she takes part in a concert by C. Jérôme in Corsica and at the age of 14, she performs in piano bars and restaurants on the French Riviera, and then 2 years later, she leaves for Paris where she presents herself at Gravur What’s up with Star, from where she comes out finalist. In 2001, she presented herself at the casting of the first edition of “Star Académy” which she won in front of Mario Barravecchia. She then released her first eponymous album with texts written by Lionel Florence (“I wait for love”) or Marc Lavoine (“Our common points”). The album received a “Platinium Award” for 1 million copies sold in Europe and its first solo concert tour attracted more than 350,000 spectators between October 2002 and March 2003, not forgetting its 5-time Olympia and Johnny Hallyday’s invitation in June 2003 to share with him on stage a duo about his song “I promise you,” during his tour of the stadiums.
For her second album, “Ma Revolution”, she collaborates with Calogero, Kyo or Marc Lévy and wins several awards including “Best French Artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Female Francophone Artist of the Year and Album francophone de l’une at the NRJ Music Awards. The sale of 600,000 copies of the album will bring him a platinum disk. She has a new tour in France (including 4 Zenith and 2 Olympia, Belgium, Switzerland and Tahiti, retraced to “Jenifer makes his live” at the end of 2005, and rewarded with a gold disk and a diamond DVD for its 100,000 copies sold.
On her 3rd album, “Lunatic” where she composed the music with her companion Maxim Nucci, she collaborates with David Verlant, Matthieu Chedid and Guillaume Canet . Thanks to its 300,000 copies sold and its number 1 place in sales, it obtains a platinum disk. Between 2008 and 2009, she attracted 310,000 spectators for her tour and became the third most popular artist to her concerts and was awarded the trophy of “the French Female Artist” at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes.
His 4th album “Call Me Jen” is noticed by the critic and has a circulation of 100,000, with the titles “I Dance”, “The Back of Paradise” and a new version of “The Mad Love.” She again won the NRJ Music Awards for Francophone Female Artist. A tour of more than 50 dates takes place in France, Belgium, Switzerland and, for the first time, Israel.
In 2012, Jenifer released his 5th album, “L’Amour et moi” with the single “Sur le fil” written and composed by the band Mutine. 100,000 copies are certified platinum disk. In the spring of 2012, she joined the jury of “The Voice”, on TF1, alongside Florent Pagny, Garou and Louis Bertignac, and stayed there until 2015. She has also been on the jury for the show “The Voice Kids” since the first season.
His 6th album, in 2013, is a collection of songs from France Gall. Despite a platinum disk, a controversy erupts between the 2 singers and after the summer, Jenifer cancels the 2014 tour and stops promoting the album.
The 7th album , “Paradis secret” with sounds from the 1960s/70s is unfortunately not a success and the tour planned for 2017 must stop following a road accident. At the beginning of 2017, however, Jenifer was featured in the feature film, “Don’t tell her”, a comedy by Solange Cicurel. She plays alongside Camille Chamoux, Stéphanie Crayencour, and Tania Garbarski, who are the main characters, she represents Laura, a divorced woman.
2018 is a year of projects since it plays the leading role in its first telefilm “Tracked” on TF1. She also participated in the dubbing of the film “Maya l’abelle 2: Honey games.”
As for music, she joined TF1 Music and prepared her 8th album “Nouvelle Page” with Yohann Malory, Slimane, Corson and Tibz. This album has been a great success so far. Jenifer also announces his return on stage with two tours: one Near and Intimate, and the other Flamboyant and Electric. She also finds her coach chair for the eighth season of “The Voice” as well as the sixth season of “The Voice Kids” in the 2019 season alongside Soprano, Amel Bent and Patrick Fiori .
This year, in 2019, she was featured in the credits for a new fiction “Time is Murder” in one of the main characters. In this new series of 8 episodes, currently broadcast on TF1, Jenifer plays the role of Salomé Romani, one of the antagonists of the adapted plot of Michel Bussi’s novel.