This Friday, November 18, 2022, the new edition of NRJ Music Awards is expected live on TF1. Unlike in previous years, however, Nikos Aliagas will not be welcoming the artists onto the stage at the Palais des Festivals and Congresses in Cannes. And with good reason, his replacement was announced at the very last minute. He himself announced the bad news on Wednesday on Twitter. “Dear friends, after a bad fall I injured myself on Saturday at the #Staracademy Bonus, specifically I can’t travel to @villecannes and ensure the #NRJMusicAwards ceremony 🙁 Can’t wait to see you guys live @ TF1 on Saturday for the Starac semifinals!“, he wrote.
According to data from ParisianNikos Aliagas”tried everything until the last moment not to give up“but his doctors have him”Flying is strongly discouraged“. Our colleagues this Thursday have more details about his fall on the set of the Star Academy. The animator would have fallen off the raised part of the stage at the precise moment of a commercial break and would have received poor reception. The audience present and the teachers were shocked. However, when it came time to go back on the air, it was like nothing happened! In fact, endowed with great professionalism, Tina Grigoriou’s husband did not show anything and, of course, continued the course of the show. “There is concern behind the scenes. But Nikos wants to calm down. While being offered not to return to the set, he wants to secure the rest of the evening“, reported The Parisian. Since then, unfortunately, Nikos Aliagas has been embarrassed with pain. So impossible for him to go to Cannes. It was Camille Combal who was chosen to replace him in extremis. On the other hand, Nikos will be present on TF1 on Saturday night to animate the semifinals of the Star Academy.
The NMA program
This year the NRJ Music Awards will again welcome many established artists: Bebe Rexha, Rosalía, Yungblud, Orelsan, Angèle, Bigflo & Oli, Stromae, Clara Luciani, Soprano, Amir, Keen’V, Kendji Girac, M. Pokora but also David Guetta, who is named in no fewer than six categories. Four new categories have also been added to the list. Those of Clip Francophone and Clip International, Social Hit, Revival and/or Adaptation and Francophone Tour.
The artists nominated in the Francophone Revelation category will also be present: Adé, Adèle Castillon, Lujipeka, Mentissa, Pierre de Maere and Yanns. There will also be performances from Ava Max, Lizzo, Gayle, Aya Nakamura, Damso, Juliette Armanet, Slimane, Izia, Soolking.