The 25th edition of NRJ Music Awards will take place this Friday, November 10, 2023, from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes. But for the first time in 23 years, Nikos Aliagas will not present the ceremony live on TF1. And this, because of the “emergency attack” alert activated by Elisabeth Borne, the Prime Minister. Being the highest level of the Vigipirate system, this plan came into force in mid-October. And it thus impacts many emissions. Among them, the star Academy, whose bonuses will be delayed on Saturday evenings. But also, the NRJ Music Awards ceremony.
Thus, this 25th edition will be recorded a few hours earlier, to be broadcast in the evening on TF1. The opening of the show will also be impacted by these security measures. Fact, Nikos Aliagas will no longer welcome guests and artists on the famous red carpet. The host will make presentations with the public and viewers directly from the Cannes room. So, the iconic red carpet climb will not be on the agenda, to the great despair of the hundreds and thousands of fans who go there every year hoping to see their favorite artists. Our colleagues from Le Parisien, present during rehearsals for the show, explained that “rigorous security conditions” had been set up for the evening. In particular that “law enforcement will be present in large numbers”. But also, “strengthened access controls, fewer backstage guests and hand-picked accreditations.”
NRJ Music Awards: who are the artists in competition?
Despite this reinforced security around NRJ Music Awards 2023, many artists will still receive an award during the ceremony. Among the titles competing for French-speaking song of the year: ” At your place “ of Claudio Capéo and Slimane, “Child of” by Pierre de Maere, ” Fire “ of Kendji Girac and Vianneyor “Salted popcorn” of Santa. But that’s not all ! The usual categories will also be there. So, for the international revelation of the year, these are for example Aya Starr, Becky G, Karol G and Loreen who will compete for the coveted title. As for the “French-speaking female artist” category, we have in the running: Jain, Juliette Armanet, Louane, Mentissa, Santa, Shay and Vitaa. You will have understood, the NRJ Music Awards promise another great show this year! To discover the big winners, tune in this Saturday, November 10 from 9:10 p.m. on TF1!