Gregory Lemarchal

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Gregory asked his friend Patrick Fiori if it was a good idea to do the Star academy. Fiori answered go for it and if you win it`s good.
For Star Academy I read you had to be recommended by someone and Gregory was recommended by a friend.The producers wanted a male singer and called him.
Maybe it wasn´t good for his health- to live close to many people when he should avoid infections.
Fiori also said From the beginning, he's sick, but he never told me. And he never complained.
Gregory had to go to hospital several times 2004 -2007 so I suppose he had to go there during Star academy too.
I suppose Star Academy was good for him as an artist and good for fans .
There are stuff like this
[video=youtube;mgtD-QWlIJY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgtD-QWlIJY[/video]

He only sang a part of the song but I love the lyrics it´s about children.
The lyrics is something like this

I had been told:
"Do not ask yourself too much question
You know how small is life that answers you
What is the use of wanting to know everything?
Look in the air and see what you can see

I had been told:
"Must listen to his father"
Mine said nothing when he became a pair
Mom said to me, "you're too lousy to understand"
And I grew up with a place to take

Who has the right
Who has the right
Who has the right to do this
Has a child who really believes
What do the big
We spend our life saying thank you
Thanks to whom? what?
To do the rain and the weather
For children who are being lied to

I had been told:
"men are all the same
There are many gods but there is only one sun "
Yes, but the sun shines or it burns
You die of thirst or you drink bubbles
*

To you too, I'm sure you were told
Beautiful stories, you talk, that bullshit
So now we're on the road
With our fears our anxieties and our doubts

Who has the right
Who has the right
Who has the right to do this
To kids who really believe what the big kids are saying
We spend his life saying thank you
Thanks to whom? what?
To do the rain and the weather
For children who are being lied to

[video=youtube;1jaZx_2Rxcg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jaZx_2Rxcg&list=WL&index=29[/video]

[video=youtube;fOaDR4K8Uag]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaDR4K8Uag[/video]
He was funny too

[video=youtube;wZdUUBrKHmE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZdUUBrKHmE[/video]
 

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Some dancing in the bathroom.
[video=youtube;WpAZs0luzM4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpAZs0luzM4[/video]

Here he´s really tired , the girls seem to be worried but when it´s time for live broadcast he gets up.
[video=youtube;u95wg5UJGPY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u95wg5UJGPY&t=103s&list=WL&index=21[/video]
These 3 competed for 1 million euros and a record contract.

I don´t know if Gregory knew how popular he was- after all he got 80 % of the votes in the final later-but I think when he sat down between the girls it wasn´t because he wanted to be in the center. Many people who watched Star Academy thought Lucie was his girlfriend and here Gregory chose to sit down between them, he make no difference between them.
I read in comments on youtube that Hoda -on his left side- wasn´t French she was from Morocco and there could be some racism involved when people voted

Those 3 together on stage
[video=youtube;6Cl-CAtMT9k]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cl-CAtMT9k[/video]

In my opinion there were all good singers .. they didn´t need the other things going on.
What´s missing in this video is his smile at the end
 

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Gregory´s father wrote this in the latest newsletter for association Gregory Lemarchal

"I would like to share with you a moment lived on the stage of the Lighthouse, in Chambéry, for our Concert Between friends. That evening, the singer Soprano
offered to the public, a cappella, a piece of text of the song Children Soldiers he
had written with his group Les Psy after Gregory's departure.

"He wore a smile to make
an angle to envy ...
" He was drawing a red nose on the
face of his drama
He who did not know
about
the hospital and emergencies /
He had to, for his dream,
to arrange his suffering (...)
Many fight despite their disability
I pay tribute to all these heroes without cape.
"
That night, we were upset by the tribute to Gregory of course, but also by the accuracy of this text.
Yes, Gregory put a red nose on the face of his drama.
As do tens and tens others.
This red nose is a snub to sickness, a way of telling her that it will not stop them from living and dreaming.
It is a source of comfort for their parents, who draw in a smile the force to fight the pain of their
child. It is to them that we think of daily, to them we dedicate our efforts.
https://association-gregorylemarchal.org/dist/pdf/RESPIRE_10.pdf
gregory, the funny guy
[video=youtube;YogWLMm_diA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YogWLMm_diA[/video]

[video=youtube;uhTqH86cfSo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhTqH86cfSo[/video]

There is another side too, they talked about the songs after the show.
Gregory sang the song I started this thread with SOS un terrien en destresse
He said he was happy he was able to sing the whole song it reminded him so much of his life
"Why do I live, why do I die?
At the grand lotto of the universe
I did not pull the right number "
[video=youtube;bbfwjhOGZdA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbfwjhOGZdA&t=258s[/video]
He could have been alive today if he had got new lungs but even after a lung transplantation it seems to be a lottery how long you survive afterwards.

When you have a child with a severe disease sometimes it isn´t easy for siblings, the sick child get all attention.
It´s actually Gregory´s sister and his mum who meet him and you can see his sister love him very much.
They haven´t met for a month.
That´s love he says
But I wanted to post the video because of the hug in the end, he really needed comfort .
That´s his father Pierre Lemarchal
[video=youtube;667kT5NszYI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=667kT5NszYI&index=35&list=WL&t=0s[/video]
I have posted de temps en temps earlier where Gregory wrote the lyrics
sometimes
I crack under the weight of hope
Sometimes
I laugh at nothing

Here is the whole song he sang at the concert
[video=youtube;8509doT5CBA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8509doT5CBA[/video]


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He was sick and skinny but that doesn´t mean he was weak, he could carry a girl
Gregory and Hoda
[video=youtube;11cu7ykToZA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11cu7ykToZA[/video]
 
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He got the role as Adam in the musical comedy Adam and Eve the year before Star Academy.
I haven´t found pictures from the musical.
[video=youtube;Bd0hr_1Zlc8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd0hr_1Zlc8&index=50&t=0s&list=LLJEEz71WNYTdV6HIR27W-jg[/video]
[video=youtube;oRu1BOY6YKo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRu1BOY6YKo[/video]
 

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Presentation of Gregory before the start of Star Academy4.
singing well, great personality,
I think one of the men says best singer, Gregory tells he has cystic fibrosis and it´s a genetic disease and he shows he´s an active person.

[video=youtube;Hu3LGVWxBFU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu3LGVWxBFU&t=0s&list=WL&index=30[/video]

First performance in Star Academy, together with Radia and Sofiane.I don´t know how many became fans after hearing this, but some of them are still there missing him, they don´t forget him
[video=youtube;h4sM2GTqV6o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4sM2GTqV6o[/video]

My french isn´t good and I can misunderstand things but there was a story about Gregory´s t-shirt..The host didn´t like he had a t-shirt with an English text in a french programme-although they sing in English several times in Star Academy. Later they became friends
 

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I haven´t seen a whole show from Star academy 4 but it seems they all started with this Laissez- moi danser.
In the beginning they were many
[video=youtube;0q1g1vRc1Qo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q1g1vRc1Qo[/video]

Here there are only three left, in the girls semi final.
I guess the kisses for Lucie and Hoda wasn´t in the choreography
[video=youtube;cDMdH-9D45Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDMdH-9D45Q[/video]

It seems easy but they have working hard with it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Ju5OhzdGQ
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Gregory was a champion in rock saute when he was 12

 

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"change the world
change things with bouquets of roses
change women
change men
with geraniums"

"change souls
change hearts with bouquets of flowers
the war in the wind
love in front
thanks to wildflowers"

"change the old world
to make a garden
you will see
you will see
the power of the flowers"
 

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Rehearsals at the castle, Star Academy
 

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"I´m alive"
I have posted before about the red nose
Yes, Gregory put a red nose on the face of his drama.
As do tens and tens others.
This red nose is a snub to sickness, a way of telling her that it will not stop them from living and dreaming.

Gregory had to go to hospital now and then and get antibiotics in a drip.In beginning of April 2007 they had just started to take pictures for his second album and when he went to the hospital he thought he was going home soon as usual.When he was in the hospital his health deteriorated rapidly and it became urgent with a lung transplantation.His father wrote about crazy hope.
He could have lived today if only there had been a donator.
There are still people dying from this terrible disease, become a donator! "What more can I give?"
[video=youtube;obWwtTMuqQg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obWwtTMuqQg[/video]

Tomorrow, you never know
If it's still far or far too close
We think we'll have all the time
Tomorrow we expect everything
Become someone or go crazy
Today it's me who grow up

I am alive
It does not have a price
This is not for sale
I'm alive
I breathe and I hope
That you will be tender
 

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presentation of gregory before the girls' semifinal in Star Academy4
He got a question on sms if he had a problem to live with 2 women in the castle , he answered by kissing both Hoda and Lucie.
he also talked about more and more pressure
I think it was little funny after he lived as a single guy with 2 girls he performed this song Femmes, femmes , femmes
Femmes =women
And he got some support from his father too
 
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