The Voice (TV series)

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The Voice
The Voice Of .jpg
Generic logo of The Voice
Genre Reality television
Format Interactive singing competition
Created by
Country of origin Netherlands
Production
Running time 22–104 minutes
Distributor Talpa Media Holding
Broadcast
Original run 17 September 2010 (2010-09-17) – present
External links
Official website

The Voice is a reality television singing competition franchise. It is based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, which was originally created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. Many other countries have adapted the format and began airing their own versions since 2011. It has become a rival to the Idols franchise, and The X Factor franchise.

Format[edit]

Location of different confirmed franchises of The Voice.
Color keys
  Confirmed country with its own version of The Voice.
  Confirmed countries participating in a joint version of The Voice.

Contestants are aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. The show's format features four stages of competition. The first is the blind auditions, in which the four coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, listen to the contestants in chairs facing opposite the stage so as to avoid seeing them. If a coach likes what they hear from that contestant, they press a button to rotate their chairs to signify that they are interested in working with that contestant. If more than one coach presses their button, the contestant chooses the coach he or she wants to work with. The blind auditions end when each coach has a set number of contestants to work with (such as 14 or 15 in the Indonesian version, 13 in the Philippine version, 12 in the UK version (10 in the first season), 12 in the U.S. version, 18 in the U.S. Spanish version or 16 in the Dutch version). Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their singers mentally, musically and in some cases physically, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success.

The contestants who successfully pass the blind auditions proceed to the battle rounds, where the coaches put two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose only one to advance. If no specific winner can be identified the competition turns to a game of fate via a coin toss. In some versions, there are steals where opposing coaches can steal a contestant who was voted off by their own coach by pressing their button. As in the blind auditions, if more than one coach presses their button, the contestant chooses which coach they want. Each coach has a set number of steals (usually one or two).

In some versions, the winners of the battle rounds proceed to the knockout rounds. As in the battle rounds, coaches pit two of their own team members to compete against each other. This time, the contestants choose their own song to perform individually while the other watches and waits. After that, the coach chooses one to advance while the other is sent home. At the end of the knockout rounds, the strongest members of each coach's roster proceed to the live stage shows. In this final performance phase of the competition, the top contestants from each team compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience vote to save one contestant on each team, leaving the coach to decide on live television who they want to save and who will not move on. In the next round, the public chooses between the two artists left on each team, and the coach also has a vote that weighs equally with the public vote.

Finally, each coach will have his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finals, singing an original song. From these four, one will be named "The Voice"—and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.

In some versions, all contestants perform each week and only the public's vote determines which contestants advance in the competition, a format similar to both Idol and The X Factor. This means that any contestant can be eliminated and no coach is guaranteed a spot in the finals.

One of the cornerstones of The Voice format is the social media participation via Twitter, Facebook and the especially designed platform "connect." Users are able to log in via their Facebook account and retrieve background information about the show. The platform also offers the possibility to stream the show online as well as to vote, interact with friends and to discuss various topics and questions asked by the producers throughout the show.[1]

International versions[edit]

There are currently 90 winners of the The Voice format. The most recent winner is Jermain Jackman from The Voice UK.

Country/Region Local title Network Winners Coaches Hosts
 Afghanistan[2][3] آواز افغانستان
The Voice of Afghanistan
Tolo TV
Website
  • Season 1, 2013: Jawed Yosufi
  • Ahmad Popal
 Albania[4]
 Kosovo
The Voice of Albania1 Top Channel
Website
  • Season 1, 2011–12: Rina Bilurdagu
  • Season 2, 2012–13: Republic of Macedonia Venera Lumani
  • Season 3, 2013–14: Florent Abrashi
  • Ledion Liço
 Arab World[5] The Voice أحلى صوت
The Voice: Best Voice
LBCI
MBC1
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Morocco Mourad Bouriki
  • Season 2, 2013–14: Iraq Sattar Saad
  • Current
  • Mohammad Kareem
  • Aimée Sayah (2–)
  • Nadine Njeim (Backstage)
  • Former
  • Arwa Goudeh (1)
 Argentina[6] La Voz... Argentina
The Voice... Argentina
Telefe
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Gustavo Corvalán
  • Marley
  • Luli Fernández (Backstage)
 Armenia[7] Հայաստանի ձայնը
Voice of Armenia
Armenia TV
Website
  • Season 1, 2012–13: Mary Mnjoyan
  • Season 2, 2013:Georgia (country) Ana Khanchalyan
  • Nazeni Hovhannisyan
  • Rafael Ghazaryan
  • Hakob Hakobyan (Backstage)
  • Hrach Muradyan (Backstage)
 Australia[8] The Voice Nine Network
Website
 Azerbaijan Azərbaycanın Səsi
The Voice Azerbaijan
Space TV
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • Natavan Həbibi
  • TBA
 Belgium The Voice Belgique
The Voice Belgium
(French version)
La Une
Website
  • Season 1, 2011–12: Roberto Bellarosa
  • Season 2, 2013: David Madi
  • Season 3, 2014: Current Season
The Voice van Vlaanderen
The Voice of Flanders
(Dutch version)
vtm
Website
 Brazil The Voice Brasil Rede Globo
Website
  • Current
  • Tiago Leifert
  • Miá Mello
    (Backstage, 2–)
  • Former
  • Daniele Suzuki
    (Backstage, 1)
 Bulgaria Гласът на България
The Voice of Bulgaria
bTV
Website
  • Season 1, 2011: Steliyana Khristova
  • Season 2, 2013: Ivailo Donkov
  • Current
  • Victoria Terziyska
  • Marten Roberto (Backstage)
  • Former
  • Marten Roberto
  • Iana Marinova
 Canada La Voix
The Voice
TVA
Website
  • Season 1, 2013: Valérie Carpentier
  • Season 2, 2014: Current Season
 Chile La Voz Chile
The Voice Chile
Chilevisión
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
 China
The Voice of China: 中国好声音
The Voice of China: China's Best Voice
Zhejiang Television
Website
  • Hua Shao
 Colombia La Voz Colombia
The Voice Colombia
Caracol Television
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Miranda
  • Season 2, 2013: Camilo Martínez
  • Current
  • Alejandro Palacio
  • Linda Palma
  • Diego Saenz (Backstage)
  • Former
  • Carlos Ponce
 Croatia The Voice of Croatia HRT
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Czech Republic
 Slovakia
Hlas Česko Slovenska
The Voice of Czecho Slovakia
Czech Republic TV Nova
Website
Slovakia Markíza
Website
  • Leoš Mareš
  • Tina
 Denmark Voice – Danmarks største stemme
Voice – The Biggest Voice of Denmark
TV 2
Website
  • Season 1, 2011–12: Kim Wagner
  • Season 2, 2012: Emilie Paevatalu
  • Morten Resen
  • Sigurd Kongshøj Larsen (Backstage)
 Finland The Voice of Finland Nelonen
Website
  • Current
  • Axl Smith
  • Tea Khalifa (Backstage, 2–)
  • Former
  • Kristiina Komulainen (Backstage, 1)
 France The Voice: la plus belle voix
The Voice: The Prettiest Voice
TF1
Website
  • Current
  • Nikos Aliagas
  • Karine Ferri (Backstage, 2–)
  • Former
  • Virginie de Clausade (Backstage, 1)
 Georgia ახალი ქართული ხმა
The Voice of Georgia
Imedi TV
Website
  • Current
  • Dato Porchkhidze
  • Maia Darsmelidze (2–)
  • Stephane Mgebrishvili (2–)
  • Lela Tsurtsumia (2–)
  • Former
  • Merab Sepashvili (1)
  • Stephane & Maia (1)
  • Nino Chkheidze (1)
  • Duta Skhirtladze
  • Anna Imedashvili
 Germany The Voice of Germany ProSieben
Sat.1
Website
  • Current
  • Thore Schölermann (2–)
  • Doris Golpashin (Backstage)
  • Former
  • Stefan Gödde (1)
 Greece
 Cyprus
The Voice of Greece2 ANT1
Website
  • Yiorgos Liagkas
  • Themis Georgantas (Backstage)
 Hungary The Voice – Magyarország hangja
Voice of Hungary
TV2
Website
  • Season 1, 2012–13: Dénes Pál
  • Tamás Somló
  • Mihály Mező
  • Andrea Malek
  • Ferenc Molnár
  • Tamás Szabó Kimmel
  • Miklós Bányai (Backstage)
 Indonesia The Voice Indonesia Indosiar
Website
  • Current
  • Darius Sinathriya
  • Fenita Arie (Backstage)
  • Former
  • Conchita Caroline (Backstage, 1)
 Ireland The Voice of Ireland RTÉ One
Website
 Israel The Voice ישראל
The Voice Israel
Channel 2
Reshet
Website
 Italy[9] The Voice of Italy Rai 2
Rai HD
Website
  • Season 1, 2013: Albania Elhaida Dani
  • Season 2, 2014: Current Season
  • Current
  • Federico Russo (2–)
  • Valentina Correani (Backstage) (2–)
  • Former
  • Fabio Troiano[11] (1)
  • Carolina Di Domenico (Backstage) (1)
 Kazakhstan Қазақстан Дауысы
The Voice of Kazakhstan
Қазақстан
Website
  • Season 1, 2013–2014: Shaharizat Seidakhmet
  •  ?
 Lithuania Lietuvos Balsas
The Voice of Lithuania
LNK
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Julija Jegorova
  • Season 2, 2013–14: Paulius Bagdanavičius
  • Current
  • Donatas Montvydas (2–)
  • Arūnas & Inga (2–)
  • Katažina Nemycko (2–)
  • Merūnas Vitulskis
  • Former
  • Jurgis & Erica (1)
  • Violeta Tarasovienė (1)
  • Egidijus Sipavičius (1)
  • Current
  • Rolandas Vilkončius (2–)
  • Inga Jankauskaitė (2–)
  • Former
  • Vytautas Rumšas Jr. (1)
  • Žygimantas Barysas (Backstage, 1)
 Mexico La Voz... México
The Voice... Mexico
Televisa
Website
  • Season 1, 2011: Oscar Cruz
  • Season 2, 2012: Luz Maria
  • Season 3, 2013: Marcos Razo
  • Season 4, 2014: Upcoming Season
 Netherlands The Voice of Holland
(Original version of the franchise)
RTL 4
Website
 Norway The Voice – Norges beste stemme
The Voice – Norway's best voice
TV2
Website
 Peru[12] La Voz Peru
The Voice Peru
Frecuencia Latina
Website
 Philippines[13][14] The Voice of the Philippines ABS-CBN
Website
 Poland The Voice of Poland TVP2
Website
 Portugal A Voz de Portugal
The Voice of Portugal
RTP1
Website
  • Season 1, 2011–12: Denis Filipe
The Voice Portugal
  • Season 1, 2014:
  • Catarina Furtado
  • Vasco Palmeirim
  • Pedro Gonçalves
  • Laura Figueiredo
  • Mariana Monteiro
 Romania Vocea României
The Voice of Romania
Pro TV
Website
 Russia Голос
The Voice
Channel One
Website
  • Dmitri Nagiev
 Serbia[16] The Voice Srbija
The Voice Serbia
RTV Pink
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
 South Korea The Voice of Korea Mnet
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Son Seung-yeon
  • Season 2, 2013: Lee Ye-jun
 Spain La Voz
The Voice
TeleCinco
Website
 Sweden The Voice Sverige
The Voice Sweden
TV4
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Ulf Nilsson
  Switzerland The Voice of Switzerland SRF 1
Website
  • Season 1, 2013: Nicole Bernegger
  • Season 2, 2014: Current Season
  • Current
  • Sven Epiney
  • Viola Tami (2–)
  • Tanya König (Backstage, 2–)
  • Former
  • Viola Tami (Backstage, 1)
 Thailand The Voice เสียงจริงตัวจริง
The Voice Thailand
Channel 3
Website
  • Saharat Sangkapricha
  • Jennifer Kim
  • Joey Boy
  • Apiwat Eauthavornsuk
  • Songsit Rungnopakunsi
  • Rinlanee Sripen (Backstage, 2)
 Turkey O Ses Türkiye
One Voice Turkey
Star TV
Website
  • Season 1, 2011–12: Oğuz Berkay Fidan
  • Season 2, 2012–13: Mustafa Bozkurt
  • Season 3, 2013–14: Hasan Doğru
 Ukraine Голос країни
The Voice of the Country
1+1
Website
  • Season 1, 2011: Ivan Hanzera
  • Season 2, 2012: Pavlo Tabakov
  • Season 3, 2013: Anna Hodorovskaya
  • Season 4, 2014: Current Season
  • Current
  • Olga Freimut (4-)
  • Former
  • Andriy Domans'ky (1-3)
  • Kateryna Osadcha (1-3)
  • Anatoliy Anatolich (Backstage, 1-3)
  • Mykyta Dobrynin (Backstage, 1-3)
 United Kingdom The Voice UK BBC One
Website
 United States The Voice NBC
Website
 Vietnam Giọng hát Việt
The Voice of Vietnam
VTV3 HD
Website
  • Current
  • Phan Anh
  • Khổng Tú Quỳnh (Backstage, 2–)
  • Former
  • V.Music band (Media Backstage, 1)
  • Phương Mai (Liveshow Backstage,1)
Notes
  1. ^ The Voice of Albania is also broadcast in Kosovo and Macedonia.
  2. ^ The Voice of Greece will also be broadcast in Cyprus.

Children's version[edit]

There are currently 12 winners of the The Voice Kids format. The most recent winner is Ayoub Maach from The Voice Kids.

Country/Region Local title Network Winners Coaches Presenters
 Albania
 Kosovo
The Voice Kids Albania Top Channel
  • Season 1, 2013: Rita Thaci
  • Xhemi Shehu
 Australia[17] The Voice Kids Nine Network
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
 Azerbaijan The Voice Kids Azerbaijan TBA
  • Season 1, TBA: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Brazil The Voice Brasil Kids TV Globo
  • Season 1, TBA: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Colombia La Voz Kids[18]
The Voice Kids
Caracol Television
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Denmark Voice Junior TV 2
Website
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • Mikkel Kryger
 Finland The Voice Kids Nelonen
  • Season 1, 2013: Molly Rosenström
  • Axl Smith
  • Tea Khalifa
 France The Voice Kids France[19] TF1
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
 Georgia ახალი საბავშო ხმა
The Voice Kids
IMEDI TV
  • Season 1, 2013: Reziko Didebashvili
  • Dato Porchkhidze
  • Eka Kakhiani
  • Stephane Mgebrishvili
  • Samory Balde
  • Ruska Makashvili
 Germany[21] The Voice Kids Sat.1
  • Season 1, 2013: Switzerland Michèle
  • Season 2, 2014: Current Season
 Netherlands The Voice Kids
(Original version
of the franchise
)
RTL 4
  • Season 1, 2012: Fabiënne Bergmans
  • Season 2, 2013: Laura van Kaam
  • Season 3, 2014: Ayoub Maach
 Peru La Voz Kids
The Voice Kids
Frecuencia Latina
Website
  • Season 1, 2014: Amy Gutiérrez
 Philippines The Voice Kids ABS-CBN
 Romania Vocea Copiilor României
Voice Kids Romania
Pro TV
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Russia Голос. Дети
The Voice Kids
Channel One
  • Season 1, 2014: Current Season
 Serbia The Voice Kids TBA
  • Season 1, TBA: Upcoming Season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 South Korea The Voice Kids Mnet
  • Season 1, 2013: Kim Myung-ju
 Spain La Voz Kids
The Voice Kids
Telecinco
Website
  • Season 1, 2014: Maria Parrado
 Thailand The Voice Kids Channel 3
  • Season 1, 2013: Kuljira Tongkham
  • Season 2, 2014: Upcoming Season
  • Current
  • Sumeth and the pung (2-)
  • Thanaporn Waekprayoon
  • Nipaporn Thititanakarn
  • Former
  • Popetorn Soonthornyanakij (1)
  • Songsit Rungnopakunsi
  • Rinlanee Sripeng (Backstage)
 Ukraine Голос. Діти
The Voice Kids
1+1
Website
  • Season 1, 2012–2013: Anna Tkach
  • Andriy Domans'ky
  • Kateryna Osadcha
 United States La Voz Kids
The Voice Kids
Telemundo[24]
Website
  • Season 1, 2013: Paola Guanche
  • Season 2, 2014: Current Season
 Vietnam Giọng hát Việt nhí
The Voice Kids Vietnam
VTV3 HD

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  24. ^ Telemundo is available in much of the Americas.

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