The Voice of Germany

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The Voice of Germany
Voice germany.jpg
Genre Talent show
Format Interactive reality
Created by John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Directed by Mark Achterberg
Daniel Brauer
Boris Retterath
Presented by

Stefan Gödde
(Season 1)
Thore Schölermann
(since Season 2)

V Reporter
Doris Golpashin
(since Season 1)
Judges Max Herre (3-)
Samu Haber (3-)
Smudo & Michi Beck (4-)
The BossHoss (1-3)
Nena (1-3)
Rea Garvey (1-2)
Xavier Naidoo (1-2)
Composer(s) Martijn Schimmer
Country of origin Germany
Original language(s) German
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 50
Production
Executive producer(s) Christiane Knaup
Location(s) TV Studio Adlershof
Production company(s) Talpa and
Schwartzkopff TV-Productions[1]
Distributor Endemol-Talpa
Broadcast
Original channel ProSieben and Sat.1
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run 24 November 2011 (2011-11-24) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Voice of Holland
The Voice (U.S.)
The Voice UK
External links
Official website
Promotional photograph of the Coaches of The Voice of Germany

The Voice of Germany is a German reality talent show that was premiered on 24 November 2011 on ProSieben and Sat.1. Based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, the series was created by the Dutch television producer John de Mol.[2] It is part of The Voice, an international series.

Overview[edit]

The series is part of the The Voice franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands entitled The Voice of Holland won by Ben Saunders. The first German series was hosted by Stefan Gödde and with Doris Golpashin serving as the backstage.

Coaches and finalists[edit]

In season 1-2, the coaches were Nena, Xavier Naidoo, Rea Garvey and The BossHoss (lead vocalist Alec "Boss Burns" Völkel and Sascha "Hoss Power" Vollmer).

In season 3, the coaches are Nena, The BossHoss, Samu Haber (lead vocalist from Sunrise Avenue) and Max Herre.

     – Winning Coach/Contestant. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
     – Runner-Up Coach/Contestant. Final contestant first listed.
     – 2nd Runner-Up Coach/Contestant. Final contestant first listed.
Seasons Judges/Coaches
Nena Xavier Naidoo Rea Garvey The BossHoss
1 Kim Sanders
Sharron Levy
Behnam Moghaddam
Yasmina Hunzinger
Nina Kutschera
Lisa Martine Weller
Max Giesinger
Mic Donet
Rino Galiano
Katja Friedenberg
Rüdiger Skoczowsky
Dominic Sanz
Michael Schulte
Jasmin Graf
Percival Duke
Benny Fiedler
Charles Simmons
Lena Sicks
Ivy Quainoo
Ole Feddersen
Ramona Nerra
Bennie McMillan
C Jay
Sahar Haluzy
2 Isabell Schmidt
Brigitte Lorenz
Eva Croissant
Menna Mulugeta
Neo
Aisata Blackman
Sami & Samira Badawi
Michel Schmied
Michael Lane
Freaky T
Gil Ofarim
Jesper Jürgens
Brandon Stone
Momo Djender
Iveta Mukuchyan
Marcel Gabriel
Nick Howard
Michael Heinemann
Bianca Böhme
Jenna Hoff
Karo Fruhner
Evi Lancora
Rayland Horton
Michelle Perera
James Borges
Rob Fowler
Raffa Shira Banggard
Steffen Reusch
Keye Katcher
Lida Martel
Christin Kieu
Tiffany Kirkland
Season Nena Max Herre Samu Haber The BossHoss
3 Tiana Kruskic
Emily Intsiful
Thorunn Egilsdóttir
John Noville
Nader Rahy
Laura Kattan
Andreas Kümmert
Peer Richter
Nico Gomez
Yasemin "Jazz" Akkar
Violeta Kokollari
Katharina Schoofs
Chris Schummert
Judith van Hel
Yvonne Rüller
Romina Amann
Tesiree Priti
Nilima Chowdhury
Debbie Schippers
Caro Trischler
Tal Ofarim
Aalijah Tabatha Hahnemann
David Whitley
Anina Schibli
Season Stefanie Kloß Rea Garvey Michael Beck and Smudo Samu Haber
4

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 four 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 three acts comprises the other performer remaining on the team.

In the final phase, the remaining contestants (Final 32) 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.

In Season 2, the battle format was extended into the live shows. The eight contestants in one team competed in battles until one finalist is left. The winner of these battle was selected by a 50%-mixture of a coach and televoting.

In Season 3, the live show battle format was abolished after it was criticized that popular contestants had to compete against each other. The number of live shows was reduced from six to four. The knockout round where contestants who succeeded from battle rounds compete for live shows was introduced in this season. It was first seen in the third season of The Voice US.

Development, production and marketing[edit]

In April 2011, ProSieben announced its intention to bring an adaptation of The Voice of Holland to the Germany. In July 2011, ProSieben began announcements of the coaches/judges for the series. First to sign on were Nena and Xavier Naidoo.[3] Rea Garvey, "Boss Burns" (Alec Völkel) and "Hoss Power" (Sascha Vollmer) joined in late August 2011.[4]

Stefan Gödde was announced as the first season's host.[5] Doris Golpashin is hosting the backstage special for the official website.[6]

Season summary[edit]

Season 1: 2011-2012[edit]

Season 1 premiered on ProSieben on 24 November 2011. RTL's successful talent show Das Supertalent was scheduled at the same time as The Voice of Germany.[7][8] While RTL achieved higher viewer figures with 5.83 million viewers (18.1% market share) compared to The Voice of Germany's 3.89 million viewers (12.4% market share), the ProSieben show was more popular amongst the 14-49 target group, with 3.06 million viewers (23.8% market share) compared to Das Supertalent's 2.99 million viewers (22.8% market share).[9] The following day, The Voice of Germany aired on Sat.1 for the first time.

On Sat.1, The Voice of Germany increased its viewers to 4.36 million (14.3% market share) and viewers in the 14-49 bracket remained almost the same at 3.05 million viewers (26.6% market share).[10] The show saw a significant drop in ratings during the live shows. The final was watched by 4.01 million viewers, a market share of 12.9%.[11]

Winner Ivy Quainoo debuted at #2 on the German Media Control charts with her debut single "Do You Like What You See", while the other three finalists also made it into the top 20.

Season 2: 2012[edit]

After a successful Season 1, Prosieben and Sat.1 decided to run another season in 2012.[12] The format of the show stayed the same and all four judges returned for season 2.[13] In June 2012, it was announced that Stefan Gödde would not return for Season 2, because of other projects. He was replaced by actor Thore Schölermann.[14]

Season 2 premiered on 18 October 2012 on Prosieben. It was the most popular program that day with 4.69 million viewers (15.5% market share) and 3.46 million viewers among the 14-49 target group (28.5% market share).[15] The program achieved record ratings the following day with 5.24 million viewers and a market share of 21.9%.[16]

The winner of the second season was Nick Howard with his song "Unbreakable". The song debuted #5 on the German Media Control charts.

Season 3: 2013[edit]

After the successful ratings in the blind auditions in Season 2, Prosieben and Sat.1 announced a third season in 2013. After major speculations it was announced in August 2013 that Xavier Naidoo and Rea Garvey will leave the show for other projects. They were replaced by Samu Haber and Max Herre. Thore Schölermann returned for his second season as host.[17]

Season 3 began on 17 October 2013 on Prosieben. It was the most popular program that day with 4.03 million viewers (13.5% market share) and 2.73 million viewers among the 14-49 target group (24.1% market share). The rating was 660,000 fewer viewers than the series 2 launch.[18]

The Voice Kids[edit]

On 25 October, Sat.1 announced that it will produce The Voice Kids, where 8-14 year olds will compete against each other. The judges from Season 1 are the German Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena Meyer-Landrut, the German singer Tim Bendzko and the German singer Henning Wehland.[19] Season 2 started on 22 March 2014 and the judges are the German Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena Meyer-Landrut, the German singer Johannes Strate and the German singer Henning Wehland.

Coaches and finalists[edit]

     – Winning coach/contestant. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
Seasons Judges/coaches
Lena Meyer-Landrut Henning Wehland Tim Bendzko
1 Tim Peltzer
Aulona
Michele
Stephanie
Rita
Finn Hackenberg
Lena Meyer-Landrut Henning Wehland Johannes Strate
2 Richard Istel
Selin
Danyiom Mesmer
Hanna
Carlotta Truman
Jamica

Awards[edit]

Goldene Kamera[edit]

Year Category Result
2012 Beste Unterhaltung (Best Entertainment) Won

Deutscher Fernsehpreis[edit]

Year Category Result
2012 Beste Unterhaltung Show (Best Entertainment Show) Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lückerath, Thomas. "ProSieben startet Castingshow "The Voice of Germany"". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Morabito, Andrea (28 February 2011). "Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine Named Coaches of 'The Voice'". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Alexander, Krei (11 July 2011). ""The Voice": Nena und Naidoo sind in der Jury". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Alexander, Krei (25 August 2011). ""The Voice of Germany": Die Coaches sind komplett". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Krei, Alexander (20 July 2011). ""The Voice": ProSieben und Sat.1 wechseln sich ab". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Weis, Manuel (12 October 2011). ""The Voice"-Backstagereporterin kommt aus Österreich". quotenmeter.de (in German). Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bohlens "Supertalent" gegen Nenas "The Voice": Zoff der Castingshows!". Bild (in German). 4 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  8. ^ ""The Voice" vs. "Das Supertalent": Das Castingshow-Duell des Jahres". Bild (in German). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Weis, Manuel (25 November 2011). ""The Voice": Starke Quoten für starke Show". Quotenmeter.de (in German). Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Niemeier, Timo (26 November 2011). ""The Voice" legt in Sat.1 sogar noch zu". Quotenmeter.de (in German). Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Mantel, Uwe (11 February 2012). ""The Voice": Gutes Finale, doch unter Bestwerten". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  12. ^ Krei, Alexander (31 January 2012). ""The Voice": ProSieben & Sat.1 planen zweite Staffel". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  13. ^ Krei, Alexander (5 September 2012). "Zweite Staffel von "The Voice" startet Mitte Oktober". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Lückerath, Thomas (16 June 2012). "Schölermann übernimmt "The Voice of Germany"". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  15. ^ Mantel, Uwe (19 October 2012). "Grandioser Auftakt für "The Voice" und "Quizboxen"". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  16. ^ Mantel, Uwe (20 October 2012). "Neuer Rekord: "The Voice" legt noch deutlich zu". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Krei, Alexander (16 August 2013). "Starttermin für dritte "The Voice"-Staffel steht fest". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  18. ^ Mantel, Uwe (18 October 2013). ""The Voice" siegt trotz deutlichem Quotenrückgang". dwdl.de (in German). Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Henning Wehland, Lena Meyer-Landrut & Tim Bendzko sind die Voice Kids-Jury". top.de (in German). 4 March 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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