This year, the Canadian singer Andria Simone won the Talent Quest contest after thousands of votes. The grand prize for the lucky winner was a performance at the 2014 Blues Passions Festival taking place in – where else but Cognac, France from July 1-6. The soul artist takes the spotlight with a five-piece band. As she says "I really do leave it all there, onstage. I perform my soul out of my body!" She is a charismatic and natural performer.
On friday 4th of July she gave an exclusive concert in Cognac during the Cognac Blues Passions Festival. Andria performed upbeat soul music with the members of her band, offering a great moment to the spectators. Much as she enjoys writing and recording, it is performance that most captures Andria's heart. "I would rather sing live than hear my songs playing somewhere," she declares.