The clamor spread in all the corridors of the Zénith de Caen. It was 0h37 very precisely, in the evening from Saturday to Sunday, when the Ile-de-France Diane Ley was elected Miss France 2022. de-France. But it’s good all evening that the audience gave voice. Lots of voices, even.
“You are a great audience,” said the driver several times. The formula is required to motivate the troops. More members of the organization were quite impressed by the excitement of the public. It must be said that this edition marked the return of the public, after the experience behind closed doors at Puy du Fou because of the Covid.
This year, the hall was sold out. The 4,400 places were taken. Of this total, the 2,500 folding seats offered for sale to the general public were gone in less than two hours. Many locals had obtained a precious sesame. “Applauded a lot. It was really beautiful, ”commented a spectator on Saturday.
Nestled on the heights of the Zenith for his regular updates on the live public voting, Thierry Baumann appreciated the atmosphere. “I remembered the election in Brest, where the Breton public had been top. Tonight [samedi], on a felt the misses worn by the public. It was galvanizing. Of course, Miss Normandy has often made the applaudimeter panic. But as the room driver greeted: “You also make a lot of noise for the other candidates and that’s great”. Encouragement boosted by the support of regional committees and relatives of the candidates, installed largely in the “pit” around the stage.
And on the stage, precisely, the 29 candidates felt the fervor. Successor of the Caennaise Amandine Petit (loudly applauded on several occasions), Diane Leyre did not forget to have a word for the spectators: “The Norman public was really in full swing. It feels so good. It helps us live in the moment. It’s important because on stage, we are stressed. Hearing people screaming gives you energy. “
The Zénith de Caen itself must have relished the feeling of trembling like this. Last year, Amandine Petit had, from the 13 Hours of TF 1 set, called for the election to take place in Caen. The Calvadosian room had been in forced sleep for nine months. The announcement of the event had brightened the morale of the site teams. On Saturday night, the huge Miss France show was a visual and popular success. “It happens that artists come to test themselves in Caen, where the public is reactive”, slipped a journalist during the competition. It will have been for Miss France. Diane Leyre will long remember the Norman acclaim for her coronation.