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 seasons10
No. of episodes105 (as of season 7
Production locationsAtresmedia Studios
Madrid, Spain (2019–)
Running time90-180 minutes
Production companiesTalpa (2012–2019)
Boomerang TV
Atresmedia (2019–)
ITV Studios (2020–)
Original networkTelecinco (2012-2018) Antena 3 (2019-)
Original release19 September 2012 (2012-09-19) –
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.[1][2]

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[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 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.[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 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.[13]

On 13 September 2023, it was announced that Miriam Rodríguez would return as the Comeback Stage coach, after a one-season hiatus.

Coaches' timeline[edit]


  Featured as a full-time coach
  Featured as coach for the "Comeback Stage"
  Featured as a part-time advisor
K Coach Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
David Bisbal
Rosario Flores
Antonio Orozco
Alejandro Sanz
Laura Pausini
Manuel Carrasco
Pablo López
Luis Fonsi
Paulina Rubio
Miriam Rodríguez
Pablo Alborán

Coaches' advisors[edit]

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

Presenters timeline[edit]

Host Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jesús Vázquez
Tania Llasera
Eva González
Juanra Bonet

Series overview[edit]

Warning: the following table presents a significant amount of different colors.

La Voz series overview
Season Aired Winner Runner-up Other finalists Winning coach Host(s) Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3 4
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
Malú Antonio
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
10 2023 Current

Seasons' summaries[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.

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]

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]

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]

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]

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.

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.

Season 8: 2021[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  •   Winner
  •   Runner-up
  •   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
Rafa Blas
Paco Arrojo
Yanela Brooks
Brequette Shana
Nieves Hidalgo
Lola Dorado
Jorge González
Angélica Leyva
Anabella Arregui
Emmanuel Lehmann
Anael Santana
Mónica Guech
Pau Piqué
Iolanda Rodríguez
Núria Martínez
Rebeca Moscardó
Efrén García
Héctor Roldán
Maika Barbero
Neus Ferri
Susana del Rio
Paula Rojo
Eduardo Ruimán
Claritzel Miyares
2 Team David Team Rosario Team Malú Team Antonio
Dina Arriaza
Darío Benítez
Jordi Galán
Álex Escribano
Tina Riobo
Susana Sheiman
Estela Amaya
Idoia Bediaga
Ivet Vidal
Gabrielle Serrini
Sandra Rodrigo
Brigitte Emaga
David Barrull
Silverio Belmonte
Amynata Sow
Mandy Santos
Alba Lucía López
Janyssha Lyon
Jaume Mas
Damon Robinson
Cristina Rueda
Ainhoa Aguilar
Agustín Tirado
David Velardo
3 Team Alejandro Team Laura Team Malú Team Antonio
Marcos Martins
José Manuel Más
Irene Lombard
Saúl Queirós
Álex Gómez
Iván & Mikel Herzog
Maverick López
Jessica "La Flaka"
Rai Machado
Pablo Galiano
Marina Blanot
Joaquín Garli
Diana Tarín
Diego Cartón
Remedios Castro
Roxy Rosario
Antonio José
Raquel Garrido
Alba & Marta
Antonio Tomás
Juanmi Castillero
Nalaya Brown
4 Team Alejandro Team Manuel Team Malú Team Melendi
Thais Rudiño
Esperanza Delgado
Manu González
Carlos de Pepa
Jeffrey Pop
Noelia de la Flor
Carlos Torres
José María Moreno
Esmeralda Colette
María Cambas
Álex Forriols
Lieta Molinet
Irene Caruncho
Mayte Maya
Suzanna Abellán
Shanti Gordi
María La Caria
Cris Ases
Mario Jiménez
Sahra Lee
Belinda Falcón
Paul Alone
Deborah Ayo
5 Team Juanes Team Manuel Team Malú Team Pablo
Pedro Hernández
Elena Alberdi
Samuel Guedes
Berta Bittersweet
Carmelo Jiménez
Vincent Loukas
Alba Gil Santana
Carlos Villa
Omar Moro
Fredrik Strand
Sergio Bermejo
Luna García Perea
Samuel Cuenda
Charo Giménez
Ricardo Mestre
Genara Cortés
Adib Sayegh
Victor Branch
Gabrielle Dellolio
Laura Rubio
Kamila Velázquez
Jennifer Fourcart
Renzo Santana
Jesús Martí
6 Team Pablo Team Paulina Team Fonsi Team Antonio
Andrés Martín
Auba Estela Murillo
Javier Erro
Palomy López
Ángel Cortés
Viki Lafuente
Hugo Marlo
Susana Montaña
María Espinosa
Linda Rodrigo
Joel Lion
Álex Palomo
Javi Moya
Marcelino Damion
Lorena Fernández
Lía Kali
7 Team Alejandro Team Pablo Team Laura Team Antonio
Adam Ainouz
Rafael Ruiz
Haizea Gómez
Roger Padrós
Dayana Emma
Paula Espinosa
Carlota Palacios
Juan José Alba
Johanna Polvillo
Antonio Villar
8 Team Alborán Team Malú Team Alejandro Team Fonsi
Inés Manzano
Marina Jiménez
Carlos Galí
Tyler Middlemiss
Besay Pérez
Ezequiel Montoya
Fran Valenzuela
Jesús Peguero
Julio Benavente
Karina Pasian
Alice Reay
Carlos Ángel Valdés
Diana Larios
Daniel Gómez
Irene Nández
9 Team Fonsi Team Pablo Team Laura Team Antonio
Génesis Jesús
Antón Pérard
Juan García
Tayra Taylor
Ana Corbel
Javier Santacruz
Alba Ed-Dounia
Teresa Luís
Ana González
Sergio del Boccio
Fran Flores
Gabriel Herrera
Javier Crespo
Salma Díaz
Jonatan Santiago
Juan Motos
10 Team Fonsi Team Pablo Team Malú Team Antonio
Current season


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]


  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'". 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". 7 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Luis Fonsi, Malú, Pablo López y Antonio Orozco, coaches de la próxima edición de 'La Voz'". (in Spanish). 2023-06-21. Retrieved 2023-06-22.
  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. ^ "'La Voz' e 'Informe Semanal', Premios Iris Especiales de la Academia de Televisión. Diario de Noticias de Navarra". Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2022.

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