The Voice of Finland
|The Voice of Finland|
|Created by||John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
|Presented by||Axl Smith|
Michael Monroe (2011-)
Anne Mattila (2014-)
Mira Luoti (2014-)
Lauri Tähkä (2011-2013)
Paula Koivuniemi (2011-2013)
|Country of origin||Finland|
|No. of series||4|
|No. of episodes||70|
|Producer(s)||Talpa Media Group|
|Original run||December 30, 2011 – ongoing|
The Voice of Finland is a Finnish reality singing competition and local version of The Voice first broadcast as The Voice of Holland. The series premiered on Nelonen on December 30, 2011, and the first season concluded in April 2012. The series was renewed for a second season which premiered on January 4, 2013 and concluded April 26, 2013. The series is also renewed for a third season which premiered January 3, 2014.
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 auditioner.
Coaches and Finalists
- – Winning Coach/Contestant. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
- Runner-Up Coach/Contestant. Final contestant first listed.
- Third place
- Fourth place
|Elastinen||Lauri Tähkä||Paula Koivuniemi||Michael Monroe|
||Anne Mattila||Mira Luoti||
|- Jussi Kari
- Juho Schroderus
- Sini Alatalo
- Ville Pyykönen
|- Tuuli Okkonen
- Sofia Tarkkanen
- Camilla Bäckman
- Maya Kurki
- – Team Elastinen
- – Team Lauri
- – Team Paula
- – Team Michael
- – Team Anne
- - Team Mira
|Series||Start||Finish||Winner||Runner-up||3rd-4th place||Winning coach||Hosts||Coaches|
|1||December 30, 2011||April 20, 2012||Mikko Sipola||Saara Aalto||Jesse Kaikuranta||Elastinen||Axl Smith
|2||January 4, 2013||April 26, 2013||Antti Railio||Emilia Ekström||Suvi Aalto||Paula Koivuniemi||Axl Smith
|3||January 3, 2014||April 18, 2014||Siru Airistola||Emma Schnitt||Jussi Kari||Michael Monroe||Axl Smith
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 six acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with public votes determining one of two acts from each team that will advance to the final eight, while the coach chooses which of the remaining acts comprises the other performer remaining on the team.
In the final phase, the remaining contestants 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 semi-final. In the semi-final the results are based on a mix of public vote, advance vote on the previous week's performances, and voting of coaches. Each carries equal weight of 100 points for a total of 300 points.
With one team member remaining for each coach, the (final 4) contestants compete against each other in the finale with the outcome decided by advance vote and public vote, both with equal weight of 100 points for a total of 200 points.
Season 1 (2011-12)
The first season premiered on Nelonen on December 30, 2011 and the final was on April 20, 2012. The winner of the series was Mikko Sipola from coach Elastinen's team.
|Mikko Sipola||"Stuck Inside My Head"||Winner|
|Saara Aalto||"My Love"||1st Runner-up|
|Jesse Kaikuranta||"Vie mut kotiin"||2nd/3rd Runner-up|
|Kim Koskinen||"Särkyneiden Tie"|
Season 2 (2013)
The second season premiered on Nelonen January 4, 2013 and the final was aired April 26, 2013. The winner of the second season was Antti Railio from Paula Koivuniemi's team.
|Antti Railio||"Sulava jää"||Winner|
|Emilia Ekström||"Askel askeleelta"||Runner-up|
|Suvi Aalto||"Kuuntelen"||3rd/4th place|
For this season, The Voice of Finland introduced Kotivalmentaja (HomeCoach) mobile game for Apple iOS and Android phones.
Season 3 (2014)
The third season premiered on Nelonen January 3, 2014 and the final was aired April 18, 2014. The winner of the third season was Siru Airistola from Michael Monroe's team.
|Siru Airistola||"Sä et kulu pois"||Winner|
|Emma Schnitt||"Älä pelkää"||Runner-up|
|Jussi Kari||"Suu & Pää"||3rd/4th place|
|Tuuli Okkonen||"Pysähdytään Pariisiin"|
Season 4 (2015)
The fourth season premiered on Nelonen January 2, 2015. The winner of the fourth season was Miia Kosusen from Tarja Turunen's team.