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Marie-Mai Bouchard (born 7 July 1984), known professionally as Marie-Mai, is a singer from Varennes, Quebec. She was initially known as one of the finalists of the first season of the Quebec reality show Star Académie. She became a finalist in the 2003 edition, in which she was immediately noticed by her pop-rock style. After the Star Académie tour ended in 2004, she was part of the Montreal cast of Jonathan Larson’s rock-opera musical Rent, performed at the Olympia Theatre. She was the voice actress of Smurfette in the French-Canadian versions of The Smurfs 1 (2011) and 2 (2013).
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