Cica, a competition that opens “career doors”

International song contest in Agenais (Cica), the first step to success? Very likely. The first 23 issues lend credence to the question. And with reason, Stéphan Rizon, Chimène Badi,…

International song contest in Agenais (Cica), the first step to success? Very likely. The first 23 issues lend credence to the question. And for good reason, Stéphan Rizon, Chimène Badi, Caroline Costa and, more recently, Aurélien Vivos, first sang in Cica before winning The Voice or establishing a career. On March 9 and 10, Cica and the City of Boé will continue their commitment; are organizing the 24th edition, with intact ambition regarding the talent of dozens of singers who will perform on the stage of the cultural space François-Mitterrand.

Career door

Another sign of the quality of this competition dusting off radio headphones: the attentive ear of the big casting names. Starting with Bruno Berberes. It was in 2023, it will be again in 2024. Enough to increase the pressure among the candidates. Patrick Avril, president of the association of organizers, assures us: “Bruno Berberes is the most sought-after casting director in France.” He is the casting director for The Voice and The Voice Kids. Everyone who will be singing this weekend wants to show that they deserve a place at one of these shows. Because singing there means opening the door to a career and success. »

For all those who want to become a profession in singing, giving your all to Cica is a stepping stone that cannot be rejected. Patrick Avril, confirms the reputation of the competition: “Our lineup of artists has been full for months. Now we are working on surprises. » Because in addition to the performances of the performers competing for the award, more experienced singers will provide a show during the two competition days. “Léonor Orofino from Voice Kids, Marina Battista from The Voice and Loan are confirmed. On the jury side, Grégory Baquet, actor and singer, will be our president; he will be surrounded by Gabriel Sarrou-Vergnac, Véronique Martinez, Cathy Judit, Béatrice Constantini and Estelle Falco. At the end, we have prepared very nice prizes for the winners. »

Information and reservations at cica.agen.free.fr

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