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Exclusive – Florent Pagny and Garou – the Evening anniversary of Benjamin Patou (39 years old) at the restaurant Manko-Paris in Paris, France on June 22, 2016. © Rachid Bellak/Bestimage
The two artists have been jury of The Voice and members of the Enfoirés…
The year 2018 will be a busy one for Garou. The former arch-seasons 1, 2, 3 and 5 of The Voice has agreed to join Lara Fabian in the jury of the sixth season quebec of the programme, entitled The Voice. It is in participating in this adventure on TF1, but also by responding now to the call of the Enfoirés that Werewolf was much frequented Florent Pagny. The latter has just been relocate to Portugal for tax reasons. A topic that puts visibly uncomfortable and the quebec artist.
Garou is in effect entrusted to the Parisian, this Thursday, 12 October, since it will present in the beginning of the year on France 2 three shows to select the candidate of France for the Eurovision 2018. The grand final will be held, obviously, in Portugal, country of the last winner, touching, Salvador Sobral, whose state of health is very worrying. Interviewed by Le Parisien on the tax exile of his colleague, Garou kick into touch : “maybe he wants to present, the Eurovision, is it not ?” And to add immediately : “Go, end the interview.” Nothing indicates, however, that Garou has put a premature end to his interview with Le Parisien, this question about Florent Pagny intervening after it has had time to discuss in detail its relation to the Eurovision contest, and his interest in the contest.
It is precisely in The new yorker that it was learned that Florent Pagny left France for Portugal, “for tax reasons” : “there is no tax on inheritance, no wealth tax and no tax on royalties for the next ten years, all the artists are starting to settle down there,” he explained before saying, after the public outcry, his comments were not intended to be published, but that he was. Florent Pagny has since recalled that he pays taxes for all that he does in France, but domiciled in Portugal, it will escape the tax on his or her rights of authors. Which is not negligible.