La Voz (Spanish TV series)

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La Voz
La Voz Spain.jpg
La Voz title card.
Genre Reality television
Created by John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Presented by Jesús Vázquez
Tania Llasera
Judges David Bisbal (Seasons 1-2)
Rosario Flores (Seasons 1-2)
Melendi (Seasons 1, 4)
Antonio Orozco (Seasons 2-3)
Alejandro Sanz (Seasons 3-4)
Laura Pausini (Season 3)
Manuel Carrasco (Season 4)
Country of origin Spain
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 42
Location(s) Madrid
Running time 150 minutes
Production company(s) Talpa
Boomerang TV
Original network Telecinco
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 19 September 2012 (2012-09-19) – present
Related shows The Voice of Holland
The Voice (U.S.)
External links
Production website

La Voz (Spanish for The Voice) is a Spanish reality talent show that premiered on 19 September 2012 on Telecinco. It 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]

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 audition.

The series is 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.



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 from Spain, 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]

Season Summary[edit]

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Other finalist(s) Winning coach Host(s) Coaches (chair's order)
1 2 3 4
1 September 19, 2012 December 19, 2012 Rafa Blas Jorge González Maika Barbero David Bisbal Jesús Vázquez (Main)
Tania Llasera (Backstage)
David Rosario Malú Melendi
Pau Piqué
2 September 16, 2013 December 19, 2013 David Barrull Dina Arriaza Jaume Mas Malú Antonio
Estela Amaya
3 March 23, 2015 June 25, 2015 Antonio José Marcos Martins Maverick López Antonio Orozco Alejandro Laura
Joaquín Garli
4 September 2016 Manuel Melendi

Season details[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.[11] 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.[12] On 22 January 2013, Melendi announced that he would not continue as a coach on the second season.[13] On 5 June 2013, it was confirmed that Melendi would be replaced by Antonio Orozco, whereas Bisbal, Flores and Malú continued.[14] Filming for the second season began on 15 July 2013.[15] The second season premiered on 16 September 2013,[16] garnering 3.438 million viewers (23.3% market share) in the official ratings.[17]

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.[18] The third season premiered on 23 March 2015 garnering 4.591 million viewers (28.1% market share) in the official ratings.[19]

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 will begin in June 2016. Antonio Orozco and Laura Pausini will be replaced by Melendi, who had been absent since the original season, and Manuel Carrasco, while Malú and Alejandro Sanz will continue as coaches.[20]

La Voz Kids[edit]

After the ratings success of the first season of La Voz, Telecinco announced that they would produce La Voz Kids, where 8-14 year olds compete against each other. Filming began on 31 July 2013. The presenters are the same as in the "adult" version and the coaches are three instead of four: David Bisbal, Rosario Flores and Malú.[21] La Voz Kids premiered on 6 February 2014.[22] For the second season, Malú was replaced by Manuel Carrasco.[23] For the third season, Manuel Carrasco will be replaced by Antonio Orozco.[24]

Coaches and Finalists[edit]

     – 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.
Season Coaches
David Bisbal Rosario Flores Malú
1 Raúl Vidal "El Balilla"
Eva Ruiz
Carlos Alfredo Colina
Triana Sánchez
Alba Blázquez
Eric Abril
María Parrado
Pilar Bogado
Carlos Weinberg
Season David Bisbal Rosario Flores Manuel Carrasco
2 Javier Erro
Roger Corbalán
Índigo Salvador
Toñi Amador
Jose María Ruiz
Carmen Pendones


Premios Ondas[25][edit]

Year Category Result
2012 Mejor Programa de Entretenimiento (Best Entertainment Program) Won

Premios Iris[26][edit]

Year Category Result
2013 Premio Especial (Special Prize) Won


  1. ^ "Telecinco retrasa 'La Voz' hasta después de verano". Retrieved February 2, 2012. 
  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'
  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'
  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. ^ 'La Voz' (30,6%) arranca con gran éxito de audiencia tras seducir a casi 4,6 millones en Telecinco
  12. ^ Telecinco confirma una segunda temporada de 'La Voz' en la que todos los 'coaches' quieren estar
  13. ^ Melendi: "No voy a continuar en 'La Voz'. Ya no es un proyecto, es una realidad y agota mucho"
  14. ^ Antonio Orozco sustituye oficialmente a Melendi como coach de 'La Voz'
  15. ^ Arranca la grabación de las 'audiciones a ciegas' de 'La Voz' con "muchas sorpresas"
  16. ^ Arranca 'La Voz 2': Los puntos fuertes y débiles de esta segunda edición
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "'La voz' baja 7,3 puntos, pero estrena su segunda temporada con un estupendo 23,3%". Mediaset España Comunicación. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "'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. 
  20. ^ "Alejandro Sanz, Malú, Melendi y Manuel Carrasco, coaches de 'La Voz 4'". 26 May 2016 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  21. ^ "Bisbal, Malú y Rosario también juzgarán a los "peques" de 'La Voz'". (in Spanish). 30 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Arranca el casting de 'La voz 2'". (in Spanish). 17 April 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "David Bisbal, Rosario Flores y Manuel Carrasco serán los coaches de la segunda edición de 'La Voz Kids'". El Economista (in Spanish). 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Bisbal, Rosario y Antonio Orozco, coaches de la tercera edición de 'La Voz Kids'". Telecinco (in Spanish). 31 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  25. ^ Premios Ondas
  26. ^ [1]

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