Yadam Andres Guevara was 19 years old when he auditioned for season 13 of Nouvelle Star, the French version of American Idol. He sang “Crier Tout Bas” which brought judge Coeur de Pirate to tears. The emotional nature of the song and the fact that it is her song really made everyone emotional. Check out his powerful audition below.
Yadam Andres Guevara Had Everyone In Tears On ‘Nouvelle Star‘
Nouvelle Star was one of the highest-rated shows on French television in 2017, so this was a huge audition for Yadam. He first came to France to represent the French Alliance of Maracay in a contest called “Sing In French.” Instead of returning to Venezuela, he joined a host family and eventually came to try out for Nouvelle Star.
Yadam spoke about how food is scarce back home in Venezuela and his community is surrounded by violence. He began singing and right away Coeur de Pirate began crying because she was so honored and inspired by the song choice. Tears flooded down her face all the way up until the end of her performance. She said that she thought of quitting music completely so many times. But Yadam’s amazing performance was a reminder of why she wants to keep singing.
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“This song is a ray of hope in the midst of darkness and chaos that reigns there, I wish you the best because you deserve it so much,” one person wrote in the YouTube comments. “Can’t help but cry every time I see this video” wrote another person. He made it into the next round of the competition and was a clear favorite of the judges. He took on Beyonce’s “Halo” during the finale and ultimately ended up finishing the competition in second place.
If you were inspired by Yadam’s journey on Nouvelle Star, check out the compilation below. It features some of the most moving and powerful talent competition acts of all time and will make you cry without question.
Where Is He Now?
After his emotional journey on Nouvelle Star came to an end, Yadam has come out with his own original music. This year he saw some major success on Spotify with 101,200 streams from listeners in 86 countries. In November he celebrated the one year release of his first song.
“I was very scared at the idea of releasing something so personal, such a deep song about my true fear: failing those I love,” he said about his original music on Instagram. “Then I realized that this fear was not only mine and that in the end it leads us to want to be a thousand times stronger to overcome.”
Yadam was asked in an interview if his family is still living in Venezuela while he is in France. “Soon I will have my own apartment and I can bring them back,” he said in 2019.
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What did you think of Yadam’s audition on Nouvelle Star?