|Created by||John de Mol|
Roel van Velzen
|Country of origin||Spain|
|No. of seasons||10|
|No. of episodes||105 (as of season 7|
|Production locations||Atresmedia Studios|
Madrid, Spain (2019–)
|Running time||90-180 minutes|
|Production companies||Talpa (2012–2019)|
ITV Studios (2020–)
|Original network||Telecinco (2012-2018) Antena 3 (2019-)|
|Original release||19 September 2012 –|
|The Voice (franchise)|
La Voz Kids
La Voz Senior
La Voz (Spanish for The Voice) is a Spanish reality talent show broadcast on Antena 3. It premiered on 19 September 2012 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.
Nine completed seasons have aired since the show's inception in 2012, with the tenth season to begin in 2023. Telecinco originally aired the series through to season 5 with Antena 3 continuing the broadcasting from season 6.
The coaching panel for the most recent 2022 season consisted of returning coach Luis Fonsi, and previous coaches Pablo López, Antonio Orozco, and Laura Pausini who all returned after a one season hiatus.
The show consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and 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 on a stage that looks 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
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. 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. The names of the four coaches were confirmed by February 2012: David Bisbal, Malú, Rosario Flores and Melendi. Filming for the blind auditions stage of the competition began on 21 August 2012. On 29 August 2012 it was made known that Tania Llasera would serve as the social networking correspondent. 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.
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.
Coaches and hosts
The original coaches panel consisted of David Bisbal, Rosario Flores, Malú and Melendi with Jesús Vázquez and Tania Llasera as host and social media correspondent. Bisbal, Flores and Malu returned for season 2 with Antonio Orozco replacing Melendi. Alejandro Sanz and Laura Pausini replaced David Bisbal and Rosario Flores in the third season. In the fourth season Manuel Carrasco replaced Pausini and Orozco was replaced by original coach, Melendi. Sanz and Melendi were then replaced by Juanes and Pablo López in the fifth season.
In 2018, the series was acquired by Atresmedia. 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. 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 April 19, 2021, it was officially confirmed that Alejandro Sanz would be the only coach returning for season eight, while Pausini, Orozco and López had left from coaching, being replaced by returning coaches Malú and Luis Fonsi and first time coach Pablo Alborán.
On July 30, 2022, it was officially confirmed that Luis Fonsi would be only coach returning for season nine, while López, Orozco and Pausini returned after one season hiatus, replacing Sanz, Malú and Alborán.
On June 21, 2023, it was confirmed that Fonsi, López and Orozco would all return for season ten, while Laura Pausini would be replaced by Malú, who returned after a one-season hiatus.
On 13 September 2023, it was announced that Miriam Rodríguez would return as the Comeback Stage coach, after a one-season hiatus.
- Featured as a full-time coach
- Featured as coach for the "Comeback Stage"
- Featured as a part-time advisor
Antonio Orozco (2013, 2015, 2019–2020, 2022–)
Pablo López (2017–2020, 2022–)
Luis Fonsi (2019, 2021–)
Malú (2012–2017, 2021, 2023–)
Melendi (2012, 2016)
David Bisbal (2012–2013)
Rosario Flores (2012–2013)
Manuel Carrasco (2016–2017)
Paulina Rubio (2019)
Alejandro Sanz (2015–2016, 2020–2021)
Pablo Alborán (2021)
Laura Pausini (2015, 2020, 2022)
|Season||Coaches and their advisors|
|1||David Bisbal||Rosario Flores||Malú||Melendi|
|Luis Fonsi||Antonio Carmona||Tiziano Ferro||Nek|
|2||David Bisbal||Rosario Flores||Malú||Antonio Orozco|
|Cali & El Dandee||Coti||Carlos Vives||Juan Magán|
|3||Alejandro Sanz||Laura Pausini||Malú||Antonio Orozco|
|José Mercé||Álex Ubago||Rosario Flores||Pablo López|
|4||Alejandro Sanz||Manuel Carrasco||Malú||Melendi|
|José Mercé||Gloria Trevi||Pablo López||Diego Torres|
|5||Juanes||Manuel Carrasco||Malú||Pablo López|
|Bebe||Miguel Poveda||Niña Pastori||Antonio Orozco|
|6||Pablo López||Paulina Rubio||Luis Fonsi||Antonio Orozco|
|Miriam Rodríguez||Antonio José||David Bustamante||Karol G|
|7||Alejandro Sanz||Pablo López||Laura Pausini||Antonio Orozco|
|Tini Stoessel||Sebastián Yatra||Carlos Rivera||Mala Rodríguez|
|8||Pablo Alborán||Malú||Alejandro Sanz||Luis Fonsi|
|María José Llergo||Beret||Greeicy||David Bisbal|
|9||Luis Fonsi||Pablo López||Laura Pausini||Antonio Orozco|
|Lola Índigo||Raphael||Vanesa Martín||Mala Rodríguez|
|David Bisbal||Malú||Melendi||Rosario Flores|
|10||Luis Fonsi||Pablo López||Malú||Antonio Orozco|
Warning: the following table presents a significant amount of different colors.
|Season||Aired||Winner||Runner-up||Other finalists||Winning coach||Host(s)||Coaches (chairs' order)|
|1||2012||Rafa Blas||Jorge González||Maika Barbero||Pau Piqué||David Bisbal||Jesús Vázquez||David||Rosario||Malú||Melendi|
|2||2013||David Barrull||Dina Arriaza||Jaume Mas||Estela
|3||2015||Antonio José||Marcos Martins||Maverick López||Joaquín Garli||Antonio Orozco||Alejandro||Laura|
|4||2016||Irene Caruncho||Carlos Torres||Mario Jiménez||Thais Rudiño||Malú||Manuel||Melendi|
|5||2017||Alba Gil Santana||Gabrielle Dellolio||Samuel Cuenda||Pedro Hernández||Manuel Carrasco||Juanes||Pablo|
|6||2019||Andrés Martín||María Espinosa||Javi Moya||Ángel Cortés||Pablo López||Eva González||Pablo||Paulina||Fonsi||Antonio|
|7||2020||Isaiah Kelly||Johanna Polvillo||Paula Espinosa||Curricé||Laura Pausini||Alejandro||Pablo||Laura|
|8||2021||Inés Manzano||Julio Benavente||Carlos A. Valdés||Karina Pasian||Pablo Alborán||Alborán||Malú||Alejandro||Fonsi|
|9||2022||Javier Crespo||Génesis de Jesús||Sergio del Boccio||Ana González||Antonio Orozco||Fonsi||Pablo||Laura||Antonio|
Season 1: 2012
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. 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.
Season 2: 2013
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. On 22 January 2013, Melendi announced that he would not continue as a coach on the second season. On 5 June 2013, it was confirmed that Melendi would be replaced by Antonio Orozco, whereas Bisbal, Flores and Malú continued. Filming for the second season began on 15 July 2013. The second season premiered on 16 September 2013, garnering 3.438 million viewers (23.3% market share) in the official ratings.
Season 3: 2015
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. The third season premiered on 23 March 2015 garnering 4.591 million viewers (28.1% market share) in the official ratings.
Season 4: 2016
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.
Season 5: 2017
Season 6: 2019
Filming for the sixth season began in November 2018, and it ran from 7 January to 10 April 2019. 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.
Season 7: 2020
Season 8: 2021
The eighth season premiered on September 17, 2021. Alejandro Sanz is the only coach returning from the previous season. He was joined by former coaches Malú and Luis Fonsi, and first-time coach Pablo Alborán, replacing Laura Pausini, Pablo López and Antonio Orozco.
Season 9: 2022
The ninth season premiered on September 23, 2022. Luis Fonsi returned as the only coach from the previous season, while Antonio Orozco, Pablo López, and Laura Pausini after one season hiatus returned for their fifth, fourth, and third season, respectively. This season was produced to be a dedication to the ten-year anniversary of the show.
Season 10: 2023
The tenth season premiered on September 15, 2023. Luis Fonsi, Pablo López, and Antonio Orozco all returned as coaches from the previous season. Meanwhile, Laura Pausini was replaced by Malú after a on season hiatus.
Coaches semifinalists and finalists
- Third place
- Fourth place
- Semi Finalists
- First names listed are the finalists: winners in bold and other finalists in italic.
|Season||Coaches and contestants|
|1||Team David||Team Rosario||Team Malú||Team Melendi|
Susana del Rio
|2||Team David||Team Rosario||Team Malú||Team Antonio|
Alba Lucía López
|3||Team Alejandro||Team Laura||Team Malú||Team Antonio|
José Manuel Más
Iván & Mikel Herzog
Jessica "La Flaka"
Alba & Marta
|4||Team Alejandro||Team Manuel||Team Malú||Team Melendi|
Carlos de Pepa
Noelia de la Flor
José María Moreno
María La Caria
|5||Team Juanes||Team Manuel||Team Malú||Team Pablo|
|Alba Gil Santana
Luna García Perea
|6||Team Pablo||Team Paulina||Team Fonsi||Team Antonio|
Auba Estela Murillo
|7||Team Alejandro||Team Pablo||Team Laura||Team Antonio|
Juan José Alba
|8||Team Alborán||Team Malú||Team Alejandro||Team Fonsi|
|Carlos Ángel Valdés|
|9||Team Fonsi||Team Pablo||Team Laura||Team Antonio|
Sergio del Boccio
|10||Team Fonsi||Team Pablo||Team Malú||Team Antonio|
|2012||Premios Ondas||Mejor Programa de Entretenimiento (Best Entertainment Program)||La voz||Won|||
|2013||Premios Iris||Mejor Programa de Entretenimiento (Best Entertainment Program)||La voz||Won|||
- "Telecinco retrasa 'La Voz' hasta después de verano". GFormulaTV.com. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
- "Telecinco estrena 'La Voz' el próximo miércoles en prime time". FormulaTV.com. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- 'The Voice', con Jesús Vázquez en Cuatro
- Telecinco retrasa 'La Voz' hasta después de verano
- "Arranca el casting en busca de 'La Voz'". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- Jesús Vázquez presentará 'La voz' en Telecinco
- Melendi completa el jurado provisional de 'La Voz' junto a David Bisbal, Malú y Rosario Flores
- "Telecinco graba las 'audiciones a ciegas' de 'La Voz'". Archived from the original on 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- Tania Llasera colaborará en "La Voz" como representante de las opiniones en las redes sociales
- Telecinco y el resto de canales de Mediaset España preestrenan el próximo lunes 'La Voz'
- "Atresmedia Televisión y Talpa Media alcanzan un acuerdo para la emisión de los formatos de 'La Voz' en España". Antena3.com. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
- García, Ricky (25 July 2018). "Paulina Rubio cierra un acuerdo para ser coach de 'La voz' en Antena 3". El Periódico de Catalunya. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- "Luis Fonsi, Malú, Pablo López y Antonio Orozco, coaches de la próxima edición de 'La Voz'". www.antena3.com (in Spanish). 2023-06-21. Retrieved 2023-06-22.
- 'La Voz' (30,6%) arranca con gran éxito de audiencia tras seducir a casi 4,6 millones en Telecinco
- Telecinco confirma una segunda temporada de 'La Voz' en la que todos los 'coaches' quieren estar
- Melendi: "No voy a continuar en 'La Voz'. Ya no es un proyecto, es una realidad y agota mucho"
- Antonio Orozco sustituye oficialmente a Melendi como coach de 'La Voz'
- Arranca la grabación de las 'audiciones a ciegas' de 'La Voz' con "muchas sorpresas"
- Arranca 'La Voz 2': Los puntos fuertes y débiles de esta segunda edición
- 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.
- "'La voz' baja 7,3 puntos, pero estrena su segunda temporada con un estupendo 23,3%". telecinco.es. Mediaset España Comunicación. 29 December 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- "'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.
- "Alejandro Sanz, Malú, Melendi y Manuel Carrasco, coaches de 'La Voz 4'". formulatv.com. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
- ""La Voz 5" ficha a Juanes y Pablo López en detrimento de Alejandro Sanz y Melendi". vertele.com. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "Antena 3 responde sobre 'La Voz': estreno, copresentador, promoción y número de galas". elespanol.com. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
- "ANTENA 3 ALZA 'LA VOZ' Y DESCUBRE LOS DETALLES: ESTRENO, MECÁNICA Y NÚMERO DE GALAS". eltlevisero.com. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
- "Antena 3 estrenará "La Voz" el próximo 7 de enero con galas de menor duración". eldiario.es (in Spanish). 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Premios Ondas
- "'La Voz' e 'Informe Semanal', Premios Iris Especiales de la Academia de Televisión. Diario de Noticias de Navarra". www.noticiasdenavarra.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2022.