Heavy metal rocks French President's palace after YouTube bet


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  • Sunday, 23 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: General view of the Elysee Palace, the President's official residence, is seen in Paris May 3, 2012. France goes to the polls on Sunday May 6, 2012 in the second round vote of its presidential election. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) - Millions of people tuned in on Sunday to watch France's Emmanuel Macron at a private heavy metal gig in the gardens of his Elysee presidential palace, part of a YouTube video by two comedians.

Macron pledged in February to welcome McFly and Carlito, two French YouTubers followed by 6.5 million people, in the Elysee if they succeeded in garnering more than 10 million views for a video promoting social distancing measures during the pandemic.

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