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The finest impressionist entertainer on Earth.



André-Philippe Gagnon [Wikipedia] is a Québécois impressionist entertainer. His act is unique for his specialized talent in impersonating the singing voices of celebrities as opposed to his contemporaries who typically can do only the speaking voices. He's known for doing all the 18 voices in the classic We Are The World. He even imitates a saxophone here [Youtube], the Pink Panther anyone?

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I'm stunned.

All those fans can't tell how rancid his impressions are? Don't they have CDs in Canada, France, Australia, etc? He sounds similar in some ways to the stars he's impersonating, but overall, he deserves a grade of "C" at best.
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I'd say that was pretty impressive.. Especially that We are the World -stuff; quick switches from voice to voice and immediately catch that certain style.
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I didn't know he was still performing. He was with Just for laugh for a while... I remember watching TV one night and they were talking about his drinking problem.

( Maybe i'm mixing things up with another celebrity from around here because I can't find anything about it on the web... it was a long time ago. )
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it seems like he's making a comeback... I haven't seem him for a while, but a little less than a month ago, he did a show at my college (my cegep actually) (I'm in jonquière, QC, you can go check it up). I was curious to go, but at 49$, I would rather go see a good band.
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Here's a much better act; Terry Fator is a ventriloquist that does singing impressions.

Here's one video of him on you tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuoR6OM6KxA&feature=related
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That's the thing about with Quebec stars. You don't have to be particularly good to be popular. It's like Europe - slim pickings.
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Because most US or Canadian stars are popular because they are very good? Oh yeah, you're right, I forgot about Bryan Adams and April Wine....

That being said, this video is definitely ancient and not the best showcase of what he could do.... (don't know if he still can)... and (deservedly or not) he was pretty big around the world for a while. Sic transit gloria mundi
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Canada has slim pickings because of a smaller population.
Most Canadian stars with any sense go to Hollywood to become US stars.

Quebec - still a part of Canada - has even slimmer pickings because of the language barrier and anti-USA/ anti-English snobbery.
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