La Voz (Spanish TV series)

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La Voz
GenreReality television
Created byJohn de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Presented by
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes105
Production locationsAtresmedia Studios
Madrid, Spain (2019–)
Running time90-180 minutes
Production companiesTalpa (2012–2019)
Boomerang TV
Atresmedia (2019–)
ITV Studios (2020–)
Original networkTelecinco
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release19 September 2012 (2012-09-19) –
Related showsThe Voice (franchise)
La Voz Kids
La Voz Senior
External links
Production website

La Voz (Spanish for The Voice) is a Spanish reality talent show broadcast on Antena 3. It premiered on 19 September 2012 on Telecinco and is part of the international syndication The Voice based on the original Dutch television program The Voice of Holland, created by Dutch television producer John de Mol.[1][2]

As of 2020, six completed seasons have aired. Seasons 1 through 5 broadcast on Telecinco, with season 6 and currently 7 premiering on Antena 3. The current coaching panel consists of returning coaches Pablo López and Antonio Orozco, alongside international stars Laura Pausini and Alejandro Sanz who returned after a 4 and 5 year hiatus.



The show consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and the live performance shows. Four judges also known as 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 performer on his or her team; if two or more judges want the same performer (as happens frequently), the performer has the final choice of which coach's team to join.

After the coaches fill each respective slots in their team the batch of singers in the team 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 in a stage that look like a battle ring, with the coach choosing which team member to advance from each of 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 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.

Development, production and marketing[edit]

Mediaset Spain acquired the rights of the franchise back in 2011 after the success of the US counterpart. Initially it was expected to air on Cuatro, but in November 2011 Mediaset confirmed the show would premiere on the group’s main channel instead in spring 2012.[3][4][5] Later, in February 2012 the air date was moved to fall 2012 and Jesús Vázquez, who had previous experience presenting talent shows like Popstars and Operación Triunfo, was confirmed as host.[6] The names of the four coaches were confirmed by February 2012: David Bisbal, Malú, Rosario Flores and Melendi.[7] Filming for the blind auditions stage of the competition began on 21 August 2012.[8] On 29 August 2012 it was made known that Tania Llasera would serve as the social networking correspondent.[9] The premiere, scheduled for 19 September 2012, was preceded two days before by a preview that aired simultaneously on all channels of the Mediaset Spain group.[10]

Telecinco aired five seasons of La Voz between 2012 and 2017, as well as four seasons of La Voz Kids between 2014 and 2018. In June 2018, Atresmedia acquired the rights for the format and will produce new seasons of La Voz and La Voz Kids, as well as the first season of La Voz Senior.[11]

Coaches and hosts[edit]

The series was originally hosted by Jesús Vázquez, with Tania Llasera as social media correspondent. The original judging panel consisted of David Bisbal, Rosario Flores, Malú and Melendi as the four coaches. In the second season, Antonio Orozco replaced Melendi. In the third season, Alejandro Sanz and Laura Pausini replaced David Bisbal and Rosario Flores. In the fourth season Melendi, absent since the first season, and Manuel Carrasco replaced Antonio Orozco and Laura Pausini. In the fifth season Alejandro Sanz and Melendi were replaced by Juanes and Pablo López.

In 2018, the series was acquired by Atresmedia.[11] For the sixth season, Pablo López continued as coach, Antonio Orozco returned after a two-season hiatus, and Luis Fonsi and Paulina Rubio joined the panel.[12] On November 8, 2019, it was announced that López and Orozco would remain on the panel for the seventh season and would be joined by returning coaches Pausini and Sanz who would replace Rubio and Fonsi who left the panel due to him coaching La Voz US. The seventh season featured a fifth coach Miriam Rodríguez, who choose no-chair turn auditioners to participate in The Comeback Stage. After being season seven's winning coach, Laura Pausini stated she would not return to the reality show. On January 4, 2021, it was confirmed that Malú had signed with Atresmedia to return as coach for season eight, after being out for two seasons.[13]

Coaches timeline[edit]

Coach 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Presenter timeline[edit]

Hosts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jesús Vázquez
Tania Llasera
Eva González
Juanra Bonet

Series overview[edit]

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Other finalists Winning coach Host Backstage host Coaches (chairs' order) Network
1 2 3 4
1 September 19, 2012 December 19, 2012 Rafa Blas Jorge González Maika Barbero Pau Piqué David Bisbal Jesús Vázquez Tania Llasera David Rosario Malú Melendi Telecinco
2 September 16, 2013 December 19, 2013 David Barrull Dina Arriaza Jaume Mas Estela Amaya Malú Antonio
3 March 23, 2015 June 25, 2015 Antonio José Marcos Martins Maverick López Joaquín Garli Antonio Orozco Alejandro Laura
4 September 21, 2016 December 21, 2016 Irene Caruncho Carlos Torres Mario Jiménez Thais Rudiño Malú Manuel Melendi
5 September 22, 2017 December 22, 2017 Alba Gil Santana Gabrielle Dellolio Samuel Cuenda Pedro Hernández Manuel Carrasco Juanes Pablo
6 January 7, 2019 April 10, 2019 Andrés Martín María Espinosa Javi Moya Ángel Cortés Pablo López Eva González Juanra Bonet Pablo Paulina Fonsi Antonio Antena 3
7 September 11, 2020 December 4, 2020 Kelly Johanna Polvillo Paula Espinosa Curricé Laura Pausini No host Alejandro Pablo Laura

Coaches' teams[edit]

Season 1: 2012[edit]

Season 1 premiered on Telecinco on 19 September 2012. The first episode kicked off with 4.591 viewers (30.6% market share), becoming an instant success.[14] The final, on 19 December 2012, was watched by 5.453 million viewers, a market share of 37.3%. The winner of the first season was Rafa Blas.

Each coach was allowed to advance six top to the live shows:

Team David Team Rosario Team Malú Team Melendi
Rafa Blas Jorge González Pau Piqué Maika Barbero
Paco Arrojo Angélica Leyva Iolanda Rodríguez Neus Ferri
Yanela Brooks Anabella Arregui Núria Martínez Susana del Rio
Brequette Shana Emmanuel Lehmann Rebeca Moscardó Paula Rojo
Nieves Hidalgo Anael Santana Efrén García Eduardo Ruimán
Lola Dorado Mónica Guech Héctor Roldán Claritzel Miyares

Season 2: 2013[edit]

One week before the successful Season 1 was over, on 13 December 2012, Telecinco announced that they had renewed the show for a second season in 2013.[15] On 22 January 2013, Melendi announced that he would not continue as a coach on the second season.[16] On 5 June 2013, it was confirmed that Melendi would be replaced by Antonio Orozco, whereas Bisbal, Flores and Malú continued.[17] Filming for the second season began on 15 July 2013.[18] The second season premiered on 16 September 2013,[19] garnering 3.438 million viewers (23.3% market share) in the official ratings.[20]

Each coach was allowed to advance six top to the live shows:

Team David Team Rosario Team Malú Team Antonio
Dina Arriaza Estela Amaya David Barrull Jaume Mas
Darío Benítez Idoia Bediaga Silverio Belmonte Damon Robinson
Jordi Galán Ivet Vidal Amynata Sow Cristina Rueda
Álex Escribano Gabrielle Serrini Mandy Santos Ainhoa Aguilar
Tina Riobo Sandra Rodrigo Alba Lucía López Agustín Tirado
Susana Sheiman Brigitte Emaga Janyssha Lyon David Velardo

Season 3: 2015[edit]

Filming for the third season began in January 2015. David Bisbal and Rosario Flores were replaced by Alejandro Sanz and Laura Pausini, while Malú and Antonio Orozco continued as coaches.[21] The third season premiered on 23 March 2015 garnering 4.591 million viewers (28.1% market share) in the official ratings.[22]

Each coach was allowed to advance six top to the live shows:

Team Alejandro Team Laura Team Malú Team Antonio
Marcos Martins Maverick López Joaquín Garli Antonio José
José Manuel Más Jessica "La Flaka" Diana Tarín Raquel Garrido
Irene Lombard Rai Machado Juañarito Alba & Marta
Saúl Queirós Pablo Galiano Diego Cartón Antonio Tomás
Álex Gómez Marina Blanot Remedios Castro Juanmi Castillero
Iván & Mikel Herzog Alyre Roxy Rosario Nalaya Brown

Season 4: 2016[edit]

Filming for the fourth season began in June 2016. Antonio Orozco and Laura Pausini were replaced by Melendi, who had been absent since the original season, and Manuel Carrasco, while Malú and Alejandro Sanz continued as coaches.[23]

Each coach was allowed to advance six top to the live shows:

Team Alejandro Team Manuel Team Malú Team Melendi
Thais Rudiño Carlos Torres Irene Caruncho Mario Jiménez
Esperanza Delgado José María Moreno Mayte Maya Sahra Lee
Manu González Esmeralda Colette Suzanna Abellán Belinda Falcón
Carlos de Pepa María Cambas Shanti Gordi Bandile
Jeffrey Pop Álex Forriols María La Caria Paul Alone
Noelia de la Flor Lieta Molinet Cris Ases Deborah Ayo

Season 5: 2017[edit]

Filming for the fifth season began in July 2017. Alejandro Sanz and Melendi were replaced by Juanes and Pablo López, while Malú and Manuel Carrasco continued as coaches.[24]

Each coach was allowed to advance six top to the live shows:

Team Juanes Team Manuel Team Malú Team Pablo
Pedro Hernández Alba Gil Santana Samuel Cuenda Gabrielle Dellolio
Elena Alberdi Carlos Villa Charo Giménez Laura Rubio
Samuel Guedes Omar Moro Ricardo Mestre Kamila Velázquez
Berta Bittersweet Fredrik Strand Genara Cortés Jennifer Fourcart
Carmelo Jiménez Sergio Bermejo Adib Sayegh Renzo Santana
Vincent Loukas Luna García Perea Victor Branch Jesús Martí

Season 6: 2019[edit]

Filming for the sixth season began in November 2018, and it ran from 7 January to 10 April 2019.[25][26][27] Pablo López was the only coach from the previous season to continue, while Antonio Orozco returned after two seasons of absence and Luis Fonsi and Paulina Rubio both debuted in the Spanish series.

Team Pablo Team Paulina Team Fonsi Team Antonio
Andrés Martín Ángel Cortés María Espinosa Javi Moya
Auba Estela Murillo Viki Lafuente Linda Rodrigo Marcelino Damion
Javier Erro Hugo Marlo Joel Lion Lorena Fernández
Palomy López Susana Montaña Álex Palomo Lia Kali

Season 7: 2020[edit]

The seventh season started on September 11, 2020. Antonio Orozco and Pablo López returned as coaches, while Alejandro Sanz and Laura Pausini, replacing Paulina Rubio and Luis Fonsi as coaches.

Each coach was allowed to take a top three to the final phase. Also, the winner of "The Comeback Stage" (El Regreso) got the chance to join a new team; therefore, one team has an extra artist.

Team Alejandro Team Pablo Team Laura Team Antonio
Adam Ainouz Miguelichi Kelly Johanna Polvillo
Rafael Ruiz Roger Padrós Paula Espinosa Curricé
Haizea Gómez Dayana Emma Carlota Palacios Antonio Villar
Juan José Alba


Awards and nominations received by La voz
Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
2012 Premios Ondas Mejor Programa de Entretenimiento (Best Entertainment Program) La voz Won [28]
2013 Premios Iris Mejor Programa de Entretenimiento (Best Entertainment Program) La voz Won [29]


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  2. ^ "Telecinco estrena 'La Voz' el próximo miércoles en prime time". Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  3. ^ 'The Voice', con Jesús Vázquez en Cuatro
  4. ^ Telecinco retrasa 'La Voz' hasta después de verano
  5. ^ "Arranca el casting en busca de 'La Voz'". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  6. ^ Jesús Vázquez presentará 'La voz' en Telecinco
  7. ^ Melendi completa el jurado provisional de 'La Voz' junto a David Bisbal, Malú y Rosario Flores
  8. ^ "Telecinco graba las 'audiciones a ciegas' de 'La Voz'". Archived from the original on 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
  9. ^ Tania Llasera colaborará en "La Voz" como representante de las opiniones en las redes sociales
  10. ^ Telecinco y el resto de canales de Mediaset España preestrenan el próximo lunes 'La Voz'
  11. ^ a b "Atresmedia Televisión y Talpa Media alcanzan un acuerdo para la emisión de los formatos de 'La Voz' en España". Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  12. ^ García, Ricky. "Paulina Rubio cierra un acuerdo para ser coach de 'La voz' en Antena 3". El Periódico de Catalunya. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Malú returns to 'La Voz' as star signing of the third edition on Antena 3". 4 January 2021.
  14. ^ 'La Voz' (30,6%) arranca con gran éxito de audiencia tras seducir a casi 4,6 millones en Telecinco
  15. ^ Telecinco confirma una segunda temporada de 'La Voz' en la que todos los 'coaches' quieren estar
  16. ^ Melendi: "No voy a continuar en 'La Voz'. Ya no es un proyecto, es una realidad y agota mucho"
  17. ^ Antonio Orozco sustituye oficialmente a Melendi como coach de 'La Voz'
  18. ^ Arranca la grabación de las 'audiciones a ciegas' de 'La Voz' con "muchas sorpresas"
  19. ^ Arranca 'La Voz 2': Los puntos fuertes y débiles de esta segunda edición
  20. ^ José Álvarez (17 September 2013). "'La voz' baja 7,3 puntos, pero estrena su segunda temporada con un estupendo 23,3%". Kantar Media. Noxvo. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  21. ^ "'La voz' baja 7,3 puntos, pero estrena su segunda temporada con un estupendo 23,3%". Mediaset España Comunicación. 29 December 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  22. ^ "'La Voz' (28%) arrasa, 'Bajo sospecha' aguanta muy bien, y 'El Ministerio' no se hunde". Kantar Media. Vertele. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  23. ^ "Alejandro Sanz, Malú, Melendi y Manuel Carrasco, coaches de 'La Voz 4'". 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  24. ^ ""La Voz 5" ficha a Juanes y Pablo López en detrimento de Alejandro Sanz y Melendi". 17 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Antena 3 responde sobre 'La Voz': estreno, copresentador, promoción y número de galas". 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  26. ^ "ANTENA 3 ALZA 'LA VOZ' Y DESCUBRE LOS DETALLES: ESTRENO, MECÁNICA Y NÚMERO DE GALAS". 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Antena 3 estrenará "La Voz" el próximo 7 de enero con galas de menor duración". (in Spanish). 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  28. ^ Premios Ondas
  29. ^ [1]

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