Thursday, April 12, 2012

CPT Talent Search - Back to France & Caroline Costa


It seems throughout my career I have been fortunate to bring talented people to the attention of others.  Words and music are powerful influences on people and we should never stop encouraging new people to share their talent.

So my newest discovery is Caroline Costa from France.  As many people know, I have had this fascination with the French culture, mostly the secret societies (Templars) rather than the aristocracy.

Of course that all changed when I was still a kid and my interests matured from French history to the French revolution to Bridgette Bardot, I mean French actresses.

Anyway, my new French favorite singer is Caroline who was discovered on a French talent show in 2008 at the age of 12 and soon will reach the ripe old magic age of 16.

The first video was her discovery on the French show at age 12 and the second is her recent release of a new recording.  Check them out.

Here is what her own web site says about her.

Caroline was born on May 9, 1996 in Moissac, France.

She grew up in the town of Casterlsarrasin, surrounded by her mom Laurence, her dad Joachim and her big sister Lucie.

At her early years, she was touched by a great passion for music and begun to sing. She entered a school of music to take singing lessons, and appeared on stage for the fist time at age 6 in a gala organized by an association for organ donation, where she performed the song “Aimer”.

Caroline also participated in the pre-selection of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

She was soon invited to join the Big Bang Jazz Orchestra with which she performed on several occasions.She also participated in several singing contests and, most of the time, she won.

Several artists invited Caroline to open their shows: Patxi, Patrick Fiori, Michal, Hoda, Anne-Laure Sibon, etc.

Caroline was chosen to join the group “Pop System” on a casting organised by the TV show IAPIAP on the French channel Canal J. Her promoter was none other than French singer M. Pokora. The group performed on different stages as well as different TV shows on the channel.

A private voice teacher has been giving lessons to Caroline for the last year and a half.

After several singing lessons and successful performances, Caroline participated in Incroyable Talent, a talent contest broadcasted on French TV channel M6 on Thursdays. Caroline finished 2nd out of over 3.000 contestants.

For Caroline, to sing means many things: to find happiness and to blossom through her passion. Her musical references are Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Celine Dion.

Her dream is not to become a “Star”, but to be a shining star on everybody’s eyes. She is happy to be living in this “fairy world”, as she says, the world of music.

Thanks to her melodious voice, she has acquired some recognition in the artistic world. She has been seen in Internet by the thousands of visitors of her MySpace, and on national TV shows in France.

Her family has encouraged and supported her since she decided to become a singer.

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