Luce (singer)

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Luce
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Background information
Birth name Lucie Brunet
Born (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 (age 24)
Origin Perpignan, France
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Sony Music
Website Official Site

Lucie Brunet, better known as just Luce, (born in Perpignan, France on 28 January 1990) is a French singer-songwriter and actress originating from Peyrestortes[1] who won in 2010 the eighth series of the French music competition Nouvelle Star.

Beginnings[edit]

Luce was born in Perpignan[2] and studied nursing in Montpellier. She also practiced the flute following courses at the Conservatory of dramatic art.[3]

Nouvelle Star[edit]

Luce in her debut
Luce and Jordi Barre

She auditioned for Nouvelle Star (French Idol series) in Marseille where she sang Rita Mitsouko's "Andy" passing in the category Les Inoubliables wearing a moustache and an electronic badge saying "j'aime les poils." She received three yeses and a notable no from judge Philippe Manœuvre. Moving to the second phase at théâtre in Trianon, she interpreted "Tainted Love", a capella, and finally in a trio with Lussi et Stéphanie, she sang "Je dois m'en aller" from Niagara. Finally she sang "C'est comme ça" again from Rita Mitsouko. She was chosen for the live show. She had great support from many people including a 90-year-old Jordi Barre who was invited to congratulate her when she won on 23 June 2010.

Appearances during Nouvelle Star[edit]

Solo
Date Song Original artist Notes
14 April 2010 (1st prime) "Qui de nous deux" -M- (Matthieu Chedid) 4 blues
21 April 2010 (2nd prime) "Dream a Little Dream of Me" The Mamas and The Papas 4 blues
28 April 2010 (3rd prime) "Étienne" Guesch Patti 4 blues
5 Mai 2010 (4th prime) "Beautiful" Christina Aguilera 3 blues
13 May 2010 (5th prime) "Louxor j'adore" Philippe Katerine 3 blues
19 May 2010 (6th prime) "Les sucettes" France Gall 4 blues
"Tainted Love" Gloria Jones 4 blues
26 May 2010 (7th prime) "Miss You" The Rolling Stones 2 blues
Gigi L'Amoroso Dalida 4 blues
2 June 2010 (Quarter finals) "La plus belle pour aller danser" Sylvie Vartan 2 blues
"What's Love Got to Do with It" Tina Turner 2 blues
9 June 2011(Semi-finals) "Les Cactus" Jacques Dutronc 4 blues
"Over the Rainbow" Judy Garland 4 blues
"La vie en rose" Édith Piaf 4 blues
16 June 2010 (Finals) "Je dis aime" -M- (Matthieu Chedid) 4 blues
"Mad About You" Hooverphonic 4 blues
"Ne me quitte pas" Jacques Brel 4 blues
In duos / trios
Date Song Other contestants in duo/trio Original artist
21 April 2010 (2nd prime) "Toutes les femmes de ta vie" Annabelle, Lussi, Marine and Stéphanie L5
28 April 2010 (3rd prime) "Our House" Lussi and Stéphanie Madness
5 May 2010 (4th prime) "Ça balance pas mal à Paris" Annabelle and Benjamin Michel Berger and France Gall
13 May 2010 (5th prime) "Relator" Dave Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
26 May 2010 (7th prime) "Money, Money, Money" Lussi ABBA
2 June 2010 (Quarter finals) "Pour un infidèle" François Cœur de pirate
La Carioca (dance) Ramon Alain Chabat and Gérard Darmon
9 June 2010 (Semi-finals) "Dieu est un fumeur de havanes" Ramon Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve
"Light My Fire" François The Doors
16 June 2010 (Finals) 22 François Lily Allen and Ours
"Capri, c'est fini" François Hervé Villard
"Qu'est-ce que t'es belle" François Marc Lavoine and Catherine Ringer

After Nouvelle Star[edit]

Luce and Marie Pierre Baux of 'Originales'

She had her first show after her win in Perpignan on 10 September 2010 after an invitation by Marie Pierre Baux, organizer for 23 years of Estivales de Perpignan festival.

She also started preparing for her album collaborating with many writers and composers including Philippe Katerine. Shew used online promotion under the "jeudis de Luce" plan (meaning Luce's Thursdays) in which she would post every Thursday starting 24 March 2011, a video sketch directed by Najar and Perrot and produced by LNprod, with Luce playing herself and Gaël Giraudeau playing the role of Bobby. The presentations would also include portions of the "song of the week", basically one of the songs of the upcoming album Première Phalange.

Première Phalange was finally released on 20 June 2011 on Sony Music.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2011 : Première Phalange
  • 2015 : Chaud

Singles[edit]

  • 2011 : Été noir
  • 2011 : Western Spaghetti
  • 2011 : La machine (feat Orelsan)
  • 2011 : Moyen, Moyenne (feat Max Boublil)

Participation[edit]

  • 2012 : She sings on the album "Mathieu Boogaerts" Of Mathieu Boogaerts
  • 2012 : She sings on 13 track of "La Fabrique à Comptines"
  • 2012 : She sings "Il pleut doucement ma mère" of Maurice Carême in the album "La bande des mots"
  • 2013 : Reading the testimony of Maria for "Des mots pour Alzheimer"
  • 2013 : Collaboration with the band Zut, Clarika and Didier Wampas for the Album for children "Coucou Zut"
  • 2014 : She sings "Je ne pense qu'à ça" featuring Noémie Brosset for her first album.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2013 Ouf Solveig Yann Coridian
Vive la colo ! Luna Didier Le Pêcheur
Dominique Ladoge
Season 2 (6 Episodes)
2015 L'hôtel de la plage Herself Christian Merret-Palmair Season 2 (6 Episodes)

Advertising[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Ce qui fait marcher les filles Camille ERAM

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Soan
Nouvelle Star winner
2010
Succeeded by
Incumbent