The Voice of Holland

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The Voice of Holland
Voice holland.jpg
Genre Reality television
Created by
Developed by Talpa Content
Presented by
Starring
  • Airen and Kevin (V reporters)
  • The Edwin Evers Band
Judges
Voices of Martijn Krabbé
Country of origin Netherlands
Original language(s) Dutch
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 69 (as of December 15, 2012)
Production
Producer(s) Talpa Productions
Location(s)
Running time 120mins (inc. adverts)
Broadcast
Original channel RTL4
Picture format 16:9
Original run September 17, 2010 (2010-09-17)  – Present
External links
www.thevoiceofholland.com

The Voice of Holland, also known as TVOH, is a Dutch reality television competition, created by John de Mol, airing on RTL4. Since its first season in 2010, it has been hosted by Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk.

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.

Format[edit]

Promotional photograph of the Coaches of season 2 of The Voice of Holland

Blind auditions[edit]

The first televised stage is the blind auditions, where auditionees sing in front of the official coaches. All coaches will be sitting on a chair that is turned back from the stage. The coaches will first judge and only judge by the power, clarity, type and uniqueness of the artists singing prowess. If they like what they hear and want to mentor the artist for the next stage, they will push a button by their chair that would turn the chair around to face the stage for the first time and also see the artists for the first time after they sing to avoid any due bias according to characteristics and personality. If more than one coach turns around, the power to pick goes to the artist who will be given the chance to pick his/her coach of choice. If no coach turns his/her chair the auditioning artists journey ends. At the end, each of the coach will have a certain number of artists in his or her team who will be advancing to the next round.

The Battle rounds[edit]

The second stage, 'the Battle rounds', is where two artists are mentored and then developed by their respective coach. The coaches of the team will "dedicate themselves to developing their artists, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success in the music industry". Every member of their team battle against another member from their team. They sing the same song simultaneously, while their coach decides who should continue in the competition. The coaches have to choose from the four individual “battles” to take artists to the live round.

Live shows[edit]

The final stage, dubbed as the 'Live shows', is where the surviving combatants perform in front of the coaches, audience and broadcast live. Each coach will be having four artists in their team to begin with and the artists will go head-to-head in the competition to win the public votes. These will determine which artist advances to the final eight. The remaining three artists' future in the show will be determined by the coaches, choosing who will progress.

The final eight artists will compete in a live broadcast. However, the coaches will have a 50/50 say with the audience and the public in deciding which artists move on to the 'final four' phase. In the latter, each coach will have one member who will continue. The final (the winner round) will be decided upon by the public vote. Throughout the final the coaches will frequently perform with their artists. The winner will be crowned The Voice of Holland.

Seasons[edit]

Season summary[edit]

Artist's info
Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place Winning Coach Presenters Coaches
1 September 17, 2010 January 21, 2011 United Kingdom Ben Saunders Pearl Jozefzoon Kim de Boer Leonie Meijer Roel van Velzen Martijn Krabbé
Wendy van Dijk
Winston Gerschtanowitz
Jeroen van der Boom
Angela Groothuizen
Nick & Simon
Roel van Velzen
2 September 23, 2011 January 20, 2012 Iris Kroes Chris Hordijk Erwin Nyhoff Paul Turner Marco Borsato Marco Borsato
Angela Groothuizen
Nick & Simon
Roel van Velzen
3 August 24, 2012 December 14, 2012 Canada Leona Philippo Johannes Rypma Floortje Smit Ivar Oosterloo Trijntje Oosterhuis Marco Borsato
Trijntje Oosterhuis
Nick & Simon
Roel van Velzen
4 August 30, 2013 December 21, 2013 Julia van der Toorn Mitchell Brunings Gerrie Dantuma Jill Helena Marco Borsato Ilse DeLange
Ali B
Marco Borsato
Trijntje Oosterhuis
5 August 29, 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Martijn Krabbé
Wendy van Dijk
Jamai Loman

Coaches and their finalists[edit]

Contestant placing

Winners are in bold, the finalists in the finale are in italicized bold font, and the eliminated artists are in small font.

Season Coaches and their finalists
1 Jeroen van der Boom Angela Groothuizen Nick & Simon Roel van Velzen
Leonie Meijer
Anne Hoogendoorn
Meike van der Veer
Raffaëla Paton
Ray Klaassen
Kevin Okkema
Kim de Boer
Shary-An Nivillac
Bart van Overbeek
Nyssina Swerissen
Charlotte ten Brink
Wiep Laurenssen
Pearl Jozefzoon
Jennifer Ewbank
Nigel Brown
Johnny Rosenberg
Shemsi Mushkolaj
Davy & Joshua
Ben Saunders
Esther Nijhove
Lenny Keylard
Sarina Voorn
Joan Franka
Kiki Vermeulen
2 Marco Borsato Angela Groothuizen Nick & Simon Roel van Velzen
Iris Kroes
Sharon Doorson
Bart Brandjes
Marieke Dollekamp
Nora Dalal
Ivanildo Kembel
Erwin Nyhoff
Niels Geusebroek
Laura Estévez
Rodney Elzer
Daniel van der Zee
Gino Emnes
Chris Hordijk
Charly Luske
Marloes van Ommen
Danjil Tuhumena
Emmanuel Anning
Jomy Boky
Paul Turner
Wouter Vink
Michelle Flemming
Guy Barzily
Sacha van Beek
Christopher Max
3 Marco Borsato Trijntje Oosterhuis Nick & Simon Roel van Velzen
Ivar Oosterloo
Barbara Straathof
Anja Dalhuisen
Babette van Vugt
Jared Hiwat
Pomme van de Ven
Niña van Dijk
Omri Tindal
Leona Philippo
Sandra van Nieuwland
Tessa Belinfante
Laurrhie Brouns
Velorisa Yorks
Ron Link
Patt Riley
Denzel Dongen
Johannes Rypma
Maame Joses
Salome Pieris
Claudia de Graaf
Mathijs Rumping
Janine Heines
Marx Margono
Nicola Ebbink
Floortje Smit
Eyelar Mirzazadeh
Marjet van den Brand
Sam "The Hedge" Holden
David Gonçalves
Randy Soewarno
Sifra Geessink
Katty Heath
4 Trijntje Oosterhuis Ali B Ilse DeLange Marco Borsato
Wudstik
Shirma Rouse
Nicole Bus
Steffen Morrison
Matt Heanes
Sanne Klein Horsman
Nikay Agterhuis
Nikita Doornbosch
Jill Helena
Jennifer Lynn
Vince Irie
Collin de Vries
Imelda
Annika Boxhoorn
Yuli Minguel
Jarno Ibarra
Mitchell Brunings
Cheyenne Toney
Coosje Smid
Bylear Sumter
Darren van der Lek
Lizzy Osservoort
Gaby Boterkooper
Roy de Valk
Julia van der Toorn
Gerrie Dantuma
Marjel Bijveld
Marvin Kneefel
Fantine Tho
Grant Scott
Steven de Geus
Sarah van der Meer
5 Ilse DeLange Ali B Marco Borsato Trijntje Oosterhuis

Season details[edit]

Season 1 (2010–2011)[edit]

In season one, coaches were Roel van Velzen, Jeroen van der Boom, Angela Groothuizen and Nick & Simon (working together). Host was Martijn Krabbé. The first season ended on January 21, 2011, Ben Saunders was declared the winner, with Pearl Jozefzoon as runner-up. Saunders won by 59% of the votes. An average of 2.7 million people watched the show every Friday since its launch, while the final attracted 3,744,000 viewers. The results show broadcast half an hour later attracted 3,238,000.[1] In total 30 of the show's singles reached the Top 100 download charts in the Netherlands, including 2 #1 chart toppers by winner Ben Saunders.[1]

Season 2 (2011–2012)[edit]

Martijn Krabbé, who hosted season one, remained as the host but was now joint by Wendy van Dijk, with whom he was already sharing the hosting duties on Idols. Jeroen van der Boom left the show to become the head of the jury in The Winner Is, being replaced by popular Dutch pop-artist Marco Borsato, who would eventually win the show with 19-year-old Iris Kroes on 20 January 2011 over Chris Hordijk for Team Nick & Simon, who again became the runner-ups of the show. Kroes won over Hordijk with only 51% of the votes, making her the second female contestant worldwide to win the show after Steliyana Khristova, who won the Bulgarian version of the show.

Season 3 (2012)[edit]

The third season was hosted by Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk, while Winston Gerstanovich hosted the 'Red Room.' Roel van Velzen, Nick & Simon and Marco Borsato returned as coaches. Angela Groothuizen did not return as a coach for season 3 and was replaced by Trijntje Oosterhuis. On 15 December, Leona Philippo of Team Oosterhuis won with 56% of the votes, beating Johannes Rypma of Team Nick & Simon, Floortje Smit of Team van Velzen and Ivar Oosterloo of Team Borsato. The ratings for the last show where the highest ratings The Voice of Holland ever had. 4,6 million people watched the show.

Season 4 (2013)[edit]

The fourth season started in August 2013. Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk returned as co-hosts, while Winston Gerschtanowitz returned to host the 'Red Room'. Marco Borsato and Trijntje Oosterhuis were the only coaches from season 3 to return. On December 17, 2012, it was announced that Nick & Simon won't return as coaches in the fourth season.[2] On March 22, 2013, it was announced that Ilse DeLange will become a coach in the fourth season.[3] In January, Roel van Velzen announced he would not return as a coach for a fourth season and was replaced by Ali B. Julia van der Toorn and Gerrie Dantuma of Team Borsato finished as winner and in third place respectively, making season 4 the first season to have two contestants of the same team in the final and the first where a coach did not win in their first season. Mitchell Brunnings of Team DeLange finished in second place and Jill Helena of Team Ali B finished in fourth place.

Season 5 (2014)[edit]

The Voice of Holland (season 5) The show will return for a fifth season on August 29, 2014. Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk will as co-hosts, but Winston Gerschtanowitz will be replaced as host as host of the 'Red Room' by Jamai Loman. Coaches Marco Borsato, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Ilse DeLange and Ali B will return for the fifth season.

The Voice Kids[edit]

In 2012, the Dutch-language network RTL Netherlands introduced a children's version of The Voice, The Voice Kids. Fabiënne Bergmans won the first season of this show. The second season debuted on December 21, 2012. And the finale airing on February 15, 2013. Laura van Kaam won the second season. The judges including these two seasons are Angela Groothuizen, the Dutch duo Nick & Simon and Marco Borsato.

International franchises[edit]

Main article: The Voice (TV series)

Various international television networks have licensed or indicated interest in the format.

  • United States NBC — In December 2010, NBC announced that they have purchased the franchise rights to air an American version of the show. The show was initially named as The Voice of America but was later shortened to The Voice.[4][5] The show premiered on April 26, 2011.
  • Ukraine 1+1 — On May 22, 2011, 1 + 1 network launched Holos Krayiny, the Ukrainian version of the show. Stas P'eha, Diana Arbenina, Oleksandr Ponomaryov, and Ruslana Lyzhychko served as the coaches, while Andriy Domanskyi and Katia Osadcha were the presenters of the said version.[6]
  • Belgium vtm and RTBF's La Une — The Flemish part of Belgium started airing their own version of the show on November 25, 2011. It is broadcast on vtm, the main commercial television station in Flanders, Belgium and entitled The Voice van Vlaanderen.[7] On the other hand, the French-speaking part of Belgium started airing their own version of the show, The Voice Belgique, on December 20, 2011. It is broadcast on RTBF's La Une, a public television station in the French-speaking part of Belgium.[8]
  • Mexico Televisa — On September 8, 2011, the Mexican version of the show, La Voz... México, aired on Televisa's "Canal de las Estrellas". It features Lucero, Aleks Syntek, Espinoza Paz and Alejandro Sanz as judges.
  • Australia Nine Network — On 29 May 2011, it was announced that Australia's Nine Network would broadcast the Australian version of the show, The Voice, in late 2011. However, two months later, they reported that the show will be postponed to air until the early 2012, and that Nine Network are in talks with signing at least one international artist to lead its panel of coaches on the show. The first series premiered on the April 15, 2012 featuring Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden, Seal and Keith Urban as the coaches.[10]
  • Canada TVA — On January 20, 2012, began airing the canadian french version of the show, La Voix.

Reception[edit]

Television ratings[edit]

The show is currently one of the highest rated shows on Dutch television, with weekly ratings varying between 1.6 to 3.0 million viewers.[19] Its first season finale, which aired on the 21st of January 2011, was viewed by 3.75 million. The second season's first episode was viewed by almost 3.3 million.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Ilse DeLange wordt definitief coach The Voice". RTL Nieuws. March 22, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bill Carter (December 13, 2010). "Headed to America: The Voice of Holland". The New York Times. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "NBC Teams With Leading Reality Show Pioneers John de Mol & Mark Burnett and Warner Horizon Television to Bring "The Voice of America" – Based on Holland's New Blockbuster Vocal Talent Discovery Show – to American Viewers". The Futon Critic. December 13, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "ЗАГАЛЬНА ІНФОРМАЦІЯ - Голос країни". 1+1 (in Ukrainian). Holos Krayiny. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'The Voice van Vlaanderen' vanaf 25 november op vtm" (in Dutch). HLN.be. November 15, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Voice rajeunit la RTBF" (in French). April 17, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Talent show The Voice coming to BBC One". BBC News. June 17, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ Dennehy, Luke (March 25, 2012). "Bloody Sunday kicks of ratings battle". Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "TF1 : la Une remporte la nouvelle Star Ac' face à M6" (in French). Premiere. February 17, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
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  13. ^ ""The Voice" hadir di Indonesia" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Antara News. February 7, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ "After US tour, Sarah gears up for 'The Voice'". ABS-CBN News. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ "'The Voice Philippines' to premiere June 9". Rappler. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ ""Dancing With The Stars" και "The Voice" τη νέα σεζόν στον ANT1". Cosmo (in Greek). Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  17. ^ ""The Voice": Το απόλυτο talent show έρχεται στον ΑΝΤ1!". Yahoo (in Greek). Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  18. ^ ""The Voice": Πρεμιέρα στις 10 Ιανουαρίου". Tsantiri. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
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