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Anthony Touma, the French-Lebanese voice revealed during the second season of “The Voice”

“Born to sing, married to music”. These are the first words that can be read on his social networks. These words have a strong resonance, as the 29-year-old has been immersed in music since his very first steps. From his album in 2012 to the final of The Voice, let’s take a look at the portrait and the journey of a man who is proud of his origins and his career.

A childhood with Lebanese musical notes

Although born in the Paris region on 21 May 1992, Anthony Touma spent his entire childhood in Lebanon from the age of two. At the age of seven, his parents decided to have him take piano lessons, a first step into the musical world in which his parents were immersed. 

With a music-loving father and a mother who was passionate about singing and guitar, his destiny was written. He too would belong to this world. Always seven years old, a shy young boy, he climbed on stage for the first time and immediately understood that it would not be the last time

His passion drives him, but he has to perfect his skills. It was then that he took piano and jazz lessons at the Lebanese National Conservatory in order to work on his voice, which was considered to be that of a countertenor.

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At the gates of the final, his first steps in the musical world 

It was in Lebanon that he took his first musical steps. On the programme? A few concerts, solos in the metro, a first and second single, “Morning Walk”, followed by “Just To See You Smile”, both sung in English. 

But it was in 2013 that the magic happened following her participation in the second season of The Voice. Indeed, as soon as the blind auditions were held, the artist managed to win over the juries with her cover of the hit “Billie Jean”. It is finally Jennifer who will become her coach throughout the adventure. 

Supported by several celebrities during his adventure, including Patrick Bruel and Tal, the young singer was unfortunately eliminated during the semi-final

Musical partnerships at the top 

Singer-songwriter Anthony Touma continues to create and record, and his efforts are rewarded when he signs with Universal Music France’s Polydor label in September 2013. For the artist who had wanted to release an album for years, the dream finally seemed to become reality. In November, he launched his first single, “Si tu n’as rien à faire”, a pop track with brass instruments.

One year later. A new turning point in the artist’s career came when his path crossed that of Enrique Iglesias, with whom he met and stayed in touch. Later, the two singers met in the studio to record a French version of his song “Let Me Be Your Lover”, initially performed with Pitbull.

And the adventure continues as this year, the emblematic singer of The Voice returns to the stage to take part in its anniversary edition entitled “The Voice: All Stars”, placed under the sign of the celebration of its 10 years. It’s impossible to say no to a musical journey that brings together his passion and his origins. And this time, the champion does not intend to stop at the final! 

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Published on 17 September 2021

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