Klô Pelgag largely dominates the list of finalists, with 16 nominations, for the next ADISQ gala, which will take place indoors in early November, after a rather quiet year in terms of shows.
Charlotte Cardin, Louis-Jean Cormier, Les Cowboys Fringants, Fouki and Vincent Vallières collect more than five nominations each.
Klô Pelgag is a finalist in eight more technical categories and eight others in the “major categories”, as a female performer, songwriter, francophone album, alternative album, artist with the most influence outside Quebec and online show. This last category replaces “indoor show”, pandemic obliges – we have also created a new category: “artist with the most influence on the web”.
Charlotte Cardin is nominated in 10 categories, including English-speaking album, artist with the most influence outside Quebec and non-French-speaking online show. The “old road” Louis-Jean Cormier is still a hit with nine nominations, notably for “contemporary adult” album and “Critics’ Choice”, songwriter, male performer and artist having the most influence on the web. Les Cowboys Fringants are nominated in seven categories, including song of the year, group or duo, French online show, rock album and artist with the most influence on the web.
FouKi is nominated in five categories, including rap album, song of the year, male performer, “popular hit” album and artist with the most influence on the web – a new category, pandemic obliges, just like “online show” . Vincent Vallières is also nominated in five categories: songwriter, song of the year, male performer, folk album and “critics’ choice” album.
In the “female performer of the year” category, Roxane Bruneau, Coeur de Pirate, Ariane Moffatt and Guylaine Tanguay will compete with Klô Pelgag. Among men, in addition to Fouki, Cormier and Vallières, Pierre Lapointe and Damien Robitaille are nominated in this category. In the songwriter category, Antoine Corriveau joins Cormier, Vallières, Pelgag and Moffatt.
In the new “Franco-on-line show” category, ADISQ has retained the efforts of Pelgag, Koriass and Fouki, the Dashing Cowboys, the Deux Frères and Damien Robitaille.
Members of the Academy and the public can vote now, and until October 14, for the Félix in the two performer categories, and in the Group or duo, Song of the year and Most influential artist categories. the Web. Despite the pandemic, the Quebec Association of the Record, Show and Video Industry (ADISQ) maintains that it has identified as many works as in recent years: 238 albums, 42 online shows and 120 music videos, carried out from June 2020 to May 2021.
Some 54 Félix trophies will be awarded at three galas. The “grand gala” on Sunday, the 43rd, will be hosted for a 16th consecutive year by Louis-José Houde, live from Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des arts. This gala will be presented on ICI Télé on Sunday, November 7, from 8 p.m.
A second gala, again hosted this year by Pierre Lapointe, will be pre-recorded on MTelus and broadcast the previous Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Télé-Québec, then rebroadcast on Sunday at 6 p.m., just before the grand gala. Claudine Prévost will also host the “industry gala” for the 16th time, broadcast on the ADISQ website on Monday, November 1 at 4 pm.