Notifications

Gabriella wows France's The Voice and judge Mika

Quebec artist Gabriella, 22, wowed judges on France's The Voice and her performance has been viewed online more than 4.6 million times.

Songwriter and musician Gabriella's performance watched more than 4.6 million times

Quebec artist Gabriella impresses judges on France's version of The Voice, with a performance that's been viewed 4.6 million times. 1:19

A young Quebec artist is attracting international attention for her performance on a singing-competition reality show in France. 

Gabriella's rendition of Coldplay's song The Scientist, has been viewed online more than 4.6 million times. It also moved judges on The Voice: la plus belle voix to their feet.  

Gabriella, 22, has been playing violin since the age of six. (CBC)

The sudden fame didn't come overnight to Gabriella Laberge, who uses her first name only on stage.  

She began studying violin at the age of six and has spent years learning the guitar and taking voice lessons. She also writes her own songs and says she struggled to learn English four years ago.

She sat down with CBC Montreal for her first English interview since her performance. 

About the Author

Morgan Dunlop

Morgan Dunlop is a reporter with CBC Montreal.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.