Lou Boland made his mark on season 9 of The Voice Belgium, one of the most popular TV shows in French-speaking Belgium. The young artist revealed himself to a large audience, who voted him through to the semi-finals. Lou owes this success as much to his touching profile as to his singular talent. The blind and autistic young man has a brain defect, but he is also a self-taught musician and a brilliant all-rounder who lives for and through music.
At 23, Lou is at a turning point. While his father dreams of him being recognised as an artist and being able to make a living from it, before being the “handicapped one”, this evolution will depend not only on his success with the public but also on his own personal progression – fraught with pitfalls – towards greater autonomy. Lou is still very dependent on his two parents, both of whom are very involved but also worried about their son’s future. The challenge of making a living from his art goes beyond artistic ambition; it is an existential challenge for Lou and his family.