The Voice: la plus belle voix

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This article is about the show based and aired in France from The Voice franchise. For the French version in Canada, see La Voix.
The Voice: la plus belle voix
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Created by John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Presented by Nikos Aliagas
Karine Ferri (Season 2 - Backstage)
Virginie de Clausade (Season 1 - Backstage)
Judges Florent Pagny
Jenifer
Mika (2014-)
Zazie (2015-)
Louis Bertignac (2012-13)
Garou (2012-14)
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 46
Production
Executive producer(s) Thierry Lachkar
John de Mol
Producer(s) Shine France
Talpa
Location(s) Studio Lendit 3 & 4
Running time ca. 2 hours
Broadcast
Original channel TF1
Original run February 25, 2012 (2012-02-25) – present
External links
Website

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.

Overview[edit]

Saisons Season 1
(2012)
Season 2
(2013)
Season 3
(2014)
Season 4
(2015)
Presented by Nikos Aliagas
Backstage Virginie de Clausade Karine Ferri
Judges Florent Pagny
Jenifer
Louis Bertignac Mika
Garou Zazie
Winner Stéphan Rizon Yoann Fréget Kendji Girac TBA
Channel TF1
Broadcast
period
February 25, 2012 February 2, 2013 January 11, 2014 2015
May 12, 2012 May 18, 2013 May 10, 2014 2015

Coaches and Finalists[edit]

  •      Winner
  •      Runner-up
  •      Third place
  •      Fourth place
Winners are in bold, finalists in finale listed first, stolen artists are in italicized font, and eliminated artists are in small font.
Season Florent Pagny Jenifer Louis Bertignac Garou
1 Stéphan Rizon
Dominique Magloire
Stéphanie Lamia
Lise Darly
Valerie Deldago
Al.Hy
Amalya
Thomas Mignot
Sonia Lacen
Maureen Angot
Aude Henneville
Rubby
Louise
Vigon
Pia Silva
Philippe Tailleferd
Louis Delort
Atef
Jhony Maalouf
Blandine Aggery
Flo Malley
Season Florent Pagny Jenifer Louis Bertignac Garou
2 Nuno Resende
Dièse
Benjamin Bocconi
Pierre G.
Mickaël Pouvin
Olympe
Anthony Touma
Laura Chab
Sarah
Rachel Claudio
Loïs
Louane
Cécilia Pascal
Shadoh
Nell
Yoann Fréget
Emmanuel Djob
Baptiste Defromont
Manurey
Stéfania Rizou
Season Florent Pagny Jenifer Mika Garou
3 Wesley
Stacey King
Charlie
Juliette Moraine
Claudia Costa
Amir Haddad
Manon Trinquier
La Petitie Shade
Lioan
Emma Shaka
Kendji Girac
Élodie Martelet
Fréro Delavega
Caroline Savoie
Marina D'Amico
Maximilien Philippe
Igit
Flo
Natacha Andreani
Tifayne
Season Florent Pagny Jenifer Mika Zazie
4 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Format[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1]

Ratings[edit]

Season Number
of episodes
Timeslot Broadcast period Viewers
First Episode Last Episode First Episode Final Average
1 12 Saturday, 8h50 PM February 25, 2012 May 12, 2012 9 124 000 (37,9 %)[2] 7 567 000 (34,4 %)[3] 7 659 500 (33,6 %)[4]
2 16 February 2, 2013 May 18, 2013 9 344 000 (40,7 %)[5] 6 948 000 (32,6 %)[6] 7 729 563 (34,6 %)
3 18 January 11, 2014 May, 2014 9 808 000 (40,5 %)[7] 6 155 00014 (28,7 %) 7 207 00015 (32,8 %)

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