February 17 to May 12 held the 18th edition of the Francouvertes. Spokespeople for this year are Karim Ouellet, who attended the event in 2011, and Les soeurs Boulay, winning in 2012. Over the years, popular groups such as Les Cowboys fringants, Karkwa, Loco Locass and singers Damien Robitaille, Émile Proulx and Alex Nevsky have participated at the competition for the emerging artists. The preliminaries will be held every Monday until March 31 at the Lion d’Or. The semi-finals will be held at the same place from April 14 to 16 and the final will take place on May 12 at Club Soda. The contest Francouvertes is a great way to encourage the next generation of musical artists while discovering at low cost the stars of tomorrow.