“Johnny, don’t be ridiculous”: the crazy proposal that Zazie refused

“Johnny, don’t be ridiculous”: the crazy proposal that Zazie refused

Light the fireit was Zazie who wrote it. Guest of the show As an aside this Thursday, the composer told a new anecdote about the crazy song that ignited the Parisian public. “He offered me to sing for the Stade de France“, says the interpreter of I am a man. She remembers the day Pascal Obispo placed the order for the rocker: “Pascal Obispo calls me, I was in Paris bored one evening in August.“A boredom that won’t last.”If you’re bored, that’s fine. Can you text me for tomorrow that would be great. It’s for Johnny and it’s the opening of the Stade de France”Pascal Obispo told him. The rest, we know. The song is a huge hit, it is counted among Johnny’s classics.

At the concert as a spectator

The song pleased the one who was preparing, at the time, to fill the legendary stadium. To the point of wanting to invite Zazie on stage to sing with him. A proposal she refused. “I told him: Johnny don’t be ridiculous. Or, you have to be in another room three kilometers behind in terms of vocal power” Laeticia’s husband even insisted: “If you want, you do Nathalie Baye, the voice before Something from Tennessee. ” But after having suffered a new refusal, the beast of the stage was content to see her composer present in the middle of the public. “I had come alone. I looked at people saying that I had done the text. I wasn’t sure it happened so quickly. I was very proud, like a child“, concludes the singer who ensures that she does not regret her choice.

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