Mr Pokora slammed his music: ‘I fell for it’

Mr. Pokora slammed his music: “I fell for it” (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

This Saturday, November 12, 2022, Mr. Pokora will be on the set of “Star Academy” on TF1 for a new bonus. The opportunity to play one of his hits with Chris and register a little more among the famous artists of French song. However, if he has enjoyed great success in France for many years, Matt Pokora has on more than one occasion incurred the wrath of audiences and even other artists who were not really attracted to his art.

Appearing on a TV hook like “Star Academy” is almost an obvious choice for Matt Pokora. Because he knows this universe very well. In 2003, her life changed after she appeared on another singing show, then aired on M6, Popstars. A young man from Strasbourg, underage, discovers that the Linkup group is in the spotlight. However, he decided to take his fate in his hands by starting a solo career very soon. The rest, we know: thousands of albums sold, tours across France, and admirable longevity in the music industry. Mr. Pokora’s success is perhaps due to his determination to never ignore the many criticisms leveled at his music. Because if he is a popular artist, his place as a French song star is often questioned.

Video. Mr. Pokora’s Minute

Covers that didn’t please the critics at all

Around Matt Pokora, there are fans and haters of his music. Others have nothing to do with it. Never mind: if he’s well aware of the criticism he’s received, the 37-year-old singer knows his reputation precedes him. “When I won the Popstars telecast on M6 in 2003, I could have been just a marketing product. I had no credibility. That’s right. But today? Nobody does what I do on stage, and well-intentioned critics don’t. Recognize this talent,” he said in 2017. argued in the columns of Figaro in . A year ago, Mr. Pokora took a big risk with “My Way,” an album of covers of Claude Francois hits. At the time, this bold bet did not win the critics of the genre, as well as part of the French public. Here the singer was again frank: “We don’t understand the risk it represents. It’s a thought that crossed my mind because I love his songs. I let the project mature and started working,” said Téle-Loisirs … without criticizing the critics of the specialized press before.

“As soon as the information started to leak, it was not lacking: all the experts fell on me. What does this represent. I expose myself to criticism, to my public, who went crazy and lost in it. It proves that it is not an opportunist. Indeed, in 2011, Matt Pokora has rubbed shoulders with another French song giant, Jean-Jacques Goldman. As for Claude Francois, there is a surprising gulf between negative press reviews and public acceptance, because one of the singer’s strengths is his loyal following for many years: “When the single came out, we said that this is the highlight of my career. will be the biggest failure. It stayed at number 1 for eight weeks and everyone was dancing. This includes my critics. It’s even been one of the best moments of my concerts!” he proudly dropped before being ever so clear about his place in the music industry: “Of course I would never be unanimous.”

Success is always in question

And then there are more media reviews, reviews from other artists. While he is friends with many of his brothers and sisters, Matt Pokora also has some enemies who are not afraid to openly attack him. Still in 2020. At the time, Christina Milian’s husband Gims added a number to his impressive list of awards by winning Best French Artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards ahead of Slimane, Vitaa and Aya Nakamura. It is the latter that burns the dust. As soon as the winner was announced, Djadja’s translator couldn’t contain his anger and expressed his frustration on Twitter: “What vote did he win? Nothing against him, but he’s not even in the top 10.” A sharp and very technical remark intended to condemn the work of this ceremony. Matt Pokora on “TPMP” wanted to answer him in the same tone: “He’s on the wrong track. streaming? I have been broadcasting for 17 years. The problem with the streaming community is that there are too many tourists. They have a subscription, they click. It’s the buzz of the moment.” Essentially, Matt Pokora explained to Aya Nakamura how her massive fan base manages to propel her to the top of the podium at every event.

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A feat that doesn’t seem to annoy Aya Nakamura, as does Matt Houston. This time, the RnB artist missed the chance to punish Matt Pokora with much (much) more virulence than his counterpart. “When the scam goes on. Finally someone who gets wet. Thank you Aya Nakamura. Nothing to delete, she’s a moron! How does this son of a bitch always win without doing anything? We, we do. you dance, we are the culture. A little respect. There won’t be the next Johnny here,” Matt Houston angrily wrote on his Instagram account. Since Matt Houston attacked Matt Pokora a few years ago, forcing him to change his stage name to M Pokora to avoid any confusion between them old resentment rekindled for what he did …

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