Dany does it again!

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Mon­treal

Af­ter be­ing con­sid­ered the ‘un­der­dog’ in one of the new TVA show La Voix’s first ‘duo’ com­pe­ti­tions, pi­ano man Dany Flan­ders, a na­tive of Stanstead, im­pressed the judges once again and was cho­sen to move on in the com­pe­ti­tion. He sang a duet with Rick Hughes, opt­ing to bring his pi­ano on stage, and beat out that singer who was elim­i­nated from the com­pe­ti­tion. “That show was taped on Jan­uary 22nd,

but I lived through it again last night when we watched it; we were both fight­ing for our lives in that one!” said Dany from his home in Florida.

Since Dany does live in Florida, he is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the com­pe­ti­tion a lit­tle dif­fer­ently than the other con­tes­tants, many of whom he has got­ten to know through all the tap­ings. “Be­sides the phonecalls I’ve got­ten from the mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers, I’m iso­lated a lit­tle from the show here in Florida. Some of the other con­tes­tants say that it takes thirty min­utes longer just to buy a few gro­ceries be­cause peo­ple keep rec­og­niz­ing them.”

“And you can feel the com­pe­ti­tion get­ting tighter, the stress level go­ing up. There’s a lot at stake and now, with all the vis­i­bil­ity… It’s hard es­pe­cially for the younger con­tes­tants. There’s lots of pres­sure and you really have to master your nerves,” com­mented the singer, adding: “I haven’t had any bouts of ner­vous­ness; I’ve been pre­par­ing for this show for thirty years!”

The duos will con­tinue for a cou­ple of weeks each Sun­day night on La

Voix, and af­ter half of the con­tes­tants have been elim­i­nated, the live com­pe­ti­tions, which fea­ture pub­lic vot­ing, will start in March.

“I’ve had a lot of nice words from peo­ple back in Stanstead – I’m get­ting lots of sup­port. I’m go­ing to do the best I can to rep­re­sent our lit­tle town!”

Photo courtesy Dany Flan­ders

Dany Flan­ders, seen here at last Sun­day’s per­for­mance on the TV show La Voix, moves on in the com­pe­ti­tion.

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