The Voice: la plus belle voix
|The Voice: la plus belle voix|
|Created by||John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
|Presented by||Nikos Aliagas
Karine Ferri (Season 2 - Backstage)
Virginie de Clausade (Season 1 - Backstage)
Louis Bertignac (2012-13)
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||46|
|Executive producer(s)||Thierry Lachkar
John de Mol
|Location(s)||Studio Lendit 3 & 4|
|Running time||ca. 2 hours|
|Original run||February 25, 2012– present|
The Voice: la plus belle voix (French: —the most beautiful voice) is a reality singing competition on TF1. It is France's version of The Voice format created by John de Mol and launched in the Netherlands as The Voice of Holland. The first episode was aired on February 25, 2012. It is the second time that the format is produced in French language after The Voice Belgique.
One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioning contestant.
The first season was won by Stéphan Rizon, a contestant of the coach Florent Pagny.
The second season was won by Yoann Fréget, a contestant of the coach Garou
The third season was won by Kendji Girac, a contestant of the coach Mika.
|Presented by||Nikos Aliagas|
|Backstage||Virginie de Clausade||Karine Ferri|
|Winner||Stéphan Rizon||Yoann Fréget||Kendji Girac|
|February 25, 2012||February 2, 2013||January 11, 2014|
|May 12, 2012||May 18, 2013||May 10, 2014|
Coaches and Finalists
- Color key
- – Winning coach and their team. Winners are in bold, eliminated artists in smaller font.
- Winners are in bold, finalists in finale listed first, stolen artists are in italicized font, and eliminated artists are in small font.
|Florent Pagny||Jenifer||Louis Bertignac||Garou|
La Petitie Shade
The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows. Four judges/coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each judge has the length of the auditioner's performance (about one minute) to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team; if two or more judges want the same singer (as happens frequently), the singer has the final choice of coach.
Each team of singers is mentored and developed by its respective coach. In the second stage, called the battle phase, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other directly by singing the same song together, with the coach choosing which team member to advance from each of four individual "battles" into the first live round. Within that first live round, the surviving acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with a combination of public and jury vote deciding who advances onto the next round. In the final phase, the remaining contestants (top 8) compete against each other in live broadcasts. The television audience and the coaches have equal say 50/50 in deciding who moves on to the final 4 phase. With one team member remaining for each coach, the (final 4) contestants compete against each other in the finale with the outcome decided solely by public vote.
Development, production and marketing
In late 2011 French production company Shine France bought the format and the large national television chains, including TF1 and M6, expressed interest. TF1 eventually won the contract and the format was aired in 2012 as a replacement to the long running Star Academy series.
|First Episode||Last Episode||First Episode||Final||Average|
|1||12||Saturday, 8h50 PM||February 25, 2012||May 12, 2012||9 124 000 (37,9 %)||7 567 000 (34,4 %)||7 659 500 (33,6 %)|
|2||16||February 2, 2013||May 18, 2013||9 344 000 (40,7 %)||6 948 000 (32,6 %)||7 729 563 (34,6 %)|
|3||18||January 11, 2014||May, 2014||9 808 000 (40,5 %)||6 155 00014 (28,7 %)||7 207 00015 (32,8 %)|
- Premiere: La Une remporte la nouvelle Star Ac' face à M6
- Audiences : démarrage ultra-puissant pour "The Voice"
- Audiences : la finale de "The Voice" largement leader, France 2 ET M6 résistentT
- "The Voice, la plus belle voix" : succès d'audience et financier pour TF1
- "Audiences : retour en fanfare pour "The Voice", M6 et France 2 faibles, France 5 en forme" (in French). Ozap.com. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
- "Audiences : La finale de "The Voice" en baisse sur an, mais très loin devant l'Eurovision" (in French). Ozap.com. 2013-05-19. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
- "Audiences : Retour record pour "The Voice", "Blue Bloods" faible, France 5 résiste bien". Ozap.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25.