|Created by||John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
|Directed by||Peter Majesky
|Presented by||Pavel Bartoș
Vlad Roșca (1-3)
Oana Tache (4-) (V-Reporter)
Nicoleta Luciu (2-3)
Roxana Ionescu (1)
|Judges||Tudor Chirilă (4-)
Marius Moga (1-)
Horia Brenciu (1-3)
|Country of origin||Romania|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||64|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert Lionte|
|Location(s)||Studiourile Media Pro,
|Original channel||Pro TV|
|Original run||September 27, 2011– present|
Vocea României (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈvot͡ʃe̯a romɨˈni.ej]; English: The Voice of Romania) is a Romanian reality talent show that started in September 2011. It is part of the international syndication The Voice based on the reality singing competition launched in the Netherlands as The Voice of Holland, created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. The judging panel is Smiley, Horia Brenciu, Loredana Groza and Marius Moga with Pavel Bartoș presenter, Roxana Ionescu as Co-presenters and Vlad Roșca in backstage. In the second season Roxana Ionescu was replaced with singer and actress Nicoleta Luciu. In the fourth season, Nicoleta Luciu was replaced with MTV presenter, Oana Tache and singer Horia Brenciu was replaced with Vama lead member, Tudor Chirilă.
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' teams and their artists
Marius Moga, Loredana Groza, Tudor Chirilă and Smiley are the current coaches and vocal mentors. Finalists are listed in order of their ranking from their respective seasons and arranged alphabetically for those eliminated at the same stage of the competition.
- 3rd place
- 4th place
|Season||Horia Brenciu||Loredana Groza||Smiley||Marius Moga|
|Season||Tudor Chirilă||Loredana Groza||Smiley||Marius Moga|
The series consists of three phases:
- Blind audition
- Battle round
- Live performance shows
Four judges/coaches, all famous musicians, will choose teams of 12, 14 or 16 contestants each through a four-episode-long blind audition process. Each judge has the length of the auditionee's performance to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team; if two or more judges want the same singer then the singer gets to choose which coach they want to work with.
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 six individual "battles". At the end of the battle phase, there is a sing-off between two contestants of each coach, singing their audition songs. The coach chooses which one of them will join the other four 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. A new element was added in season three; coaches were given two "steals", allowing each coach to select two individuals who were eliminated during a battle round by another coach.
Live performance shows
The final stage, 'Live shows', is where the artists perform in front of the coaches and an audience, broadcast live. Each coach will have 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.
Host and Coaches
Pavel Bartoș has hosted the series since the inaugural season. Roxana Ionescu was co-host in season one but she was replaced by singer and actress Nicoleta Luciu. Vlad Roșca serve as the original "backstage, online and social media correspondent".
In August 2011 pop singer and actress Loredana, R'n'B musician and composer Marius Moga, singer and TV host Horia Brenciu and former Simplu member Smiley were confirmed coaches for the Voice of Romania.
- Team Horia
- Team Loredana
- Team Smiley
- Team Moga
- Team Tudor
|Season||Premiere||Final||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Fourth place||Winning coach||Judges/Coaches||Host||Co-hostess||V Reporter|
|One||27 September 2011||26 December 2011||Ștefan Stan||Dragoș Chircu||Iuliana Pușchilă||Cristian Sanda||Smiley||Horia Brenciu
|Pavel Bartoș||Roxana Ionescu||Vlad Roșca|
|Two||25 September 2012||26 December 2012||Julie Mayaya||Imre Vízi||Cristi Nistor||Tibi Scobiola||Horia Brenciu||Nicoleta Luciu|
|Three||28 September 2013||26 December 2013||Mihai Chițu||Sânziana Niculae||Adrian Nour||Marius Marin||Horia Brenciu|
|Four||16 September 2014||19 December 2014||Tiberiu Albu||Anda Dimitriu||Maria Hojda||Aliona Munteanu||Tudor Chirilă||Tudor Chirilă
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. The winner is entitled to a 100.000€ prize and a recording contract with Universal Records.
The debut season started airing on September 27, 2011. The Judges were pop singer and actress Loredana, R'n'B musician and composer Marius Moga, singer and TV host Horia Brenciu and former Simplu member Smiley. Pavel Bartoș is main presenter, Roxana Ionescu as Co-presenters and Vlad Roșca in backstage. The first season ended on December 26, 2011, Ștefan Stan was declared the first winner of The Voice of Romania. Dragoș Chircu was runner-up followed by Iuliana Pușchilă in third place and Cristian Sanda in fourth place. Stan won by 37,67% of the votes.
The Voice returned to Pro TV for a second season which began on September 25, 2012. All four coaches are returning for season two. In this season Co-presenter Roxana Ionescu was replaced with singer and actress Nicoleta Luciu. On 14 December Cristi Nistor, Tibi Scobiola, Julie Mayaya and Imre Vízi were declared finalists of the second series. The second season ended on December 26, 2011, Julie Mayaya represented Team Brenciu was declared the second winner of The Voice of Romania and she was the first female contestant to win this show. Imre Vízi represented Team Moga was runner-up followed by Cristi Nistor represented Team Loredana in third place and Tibi Scobiola represented Team Smiley in fourth place.
The season three started in 28 September 2013. The season four with the judge panel: Tudor Chirilă, Smiley, Loredana Groza and Marius Moga features 2 special singers, Alexandra Stan in the semi-final and the famous Spanish singer David Bisbal in the final.
Season 3 premiered on Tuesday September 28, 2013 scoring 2.182 million viewers.
|Season||Time slot||# Ep.||Premiered||Ended||TV season||Rank|
Friday 8:30 pm (episodes 12, 14)
Monday 8:30 pm (finale)
Friday 8:30 pm (episodes 4, 11, 14)
Wednesday 8:30 pm (finale)
||1.83 ||2012||No. 2|
Sunday 8:30 pm (episode 10)
Thursday 8:30 pm (finale)
Friday 8:30 pm (episode 2-)
Awards and nominations
|2011||TVmania Awards||Best Talent Show||Vocea României||Won|||
|2012||TVmania Awards||Best Talent Show||Vocea României||Won|||
|2013||TVmania Awards||Best Talent Show||Vocea României||Won|||
|2014||TVmania Awards||Best Talent Show||Vocea României||Won|||
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