The Voice: la plus belle voix
|The Voice France|
|Created by||John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
|Directed by||Tristan Carré|
|Presented by||Nikos Aliagas (1–)
Karine Ferri (2- Backstage)
Virginie de Clausade (1 Backstage)
|Judges||Florent Pagny (1–)
M. Pokora (6–)
Garou (1–3, 5)
Louis Bertignac (1–2)
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of series||5|
|No. of episodes||78|
|Executive producer(s)||Thierry Lachkar
John de Mol
|Location(s)||Studio Lendit 3 & 4|
|Running time||ca. 2 hours|
|Original release||February 25, 2012– present|
The Voice: la plus belle voix (French: The Voice: the Most Beautiful Voice) is a reality singing competition on TF1. It is France's version of The Voice format created by John de Mol and launched in the Netherlands as The Voice of Holland. The first episode was aired on February 25, 2012. It is the second time that the format is produced in the French language after The Voice Belgique.
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 auditioning contestant.
The first season was won by Stéphan Rizon, a contestant of the coach Florent Pagny.
The second season was won by Yoann Fréget, a contestant of the coach Garou
The third season was won by Kendji Girac, a contestant of the coach Mika.
The fourth season was won by Lilian Renaud, a contestant of the coach Zazie.
The fifth season was won by Slimane Nebchi, a contestant of the coach Florent Pagny
|Presented by||Nikos Aliagas|
|Backstage||Virginie de Clausade||Karine Ferri||TBA|
|Winner||Stéphan Rizon||Yoann Fréget||Kendji Girac||Lilian Renaud||Slimane Nebchi|
|February 25, 2012||February 2, 2013||January 11, 2014||January 10, 2015||January 30, 2016||2017|
|May 12, 2012||May 18, 2013||May 10, 2014||April 25, 2015||May 14, 2016||2017|
Coaches and Finalists
- Third place
- Fourth place
- Winners are in bold, finalists in finale listed first, stolen artists are in italicized font, and eliminated artists are in small font.
|Season||Florent Pagny||Jenifer||Louis Bertignac||Garou|
La Petite Shade
|Season||Florent Pagny||Mika||Zazie||Matt Pokora|
|Season||First aired||Last aired||Winner||Runner-up||Third Place||Fourth Place||Winning coach||Presenters||Coaches (order)|
|1||February 25, 2012||May 12, 2012||Stéphan Rizon||Louis Delort||Al.Hy||Aude Henneville||Florent Pagny||Nikos Aliagas
Virginie de Clausade
|2||February 2, 2013||May 18, 2013||Yoann Fréget||Olympe||Nuno Resende||Loïs Silvin||Garou||Nikos Aliagas
|3||January 11, 2014||May 10, 2014||Kendji Girac||Maximilien Philippe||Amir Haddad||Wesley||Mika||Mika|
|4||January 10, 2015||April 25, 2015||Lilian Renaud||Anne Sila||David Thibault||Côme||Zazie||Zazie|
|5||January 30, 2016||May 14, 2016||Slimane Nebchi||MB14||Antoine||Clément Verzi||Florent Pagny||Mika||Zazie||Garou|
The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows. Four judges/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 singer on his or her team; if two or more judges want the same singer (as happens frequently), the singer has the final choice of coach.
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 four individual "battles" 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. In the final phase, the remaining contestants (top 8) 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
In late 2011 French production company Shine France bought the format and the large national television chains, including TF1 and M6, expressed interest. TF1 eventually won the contract and the format was aired in 2012 as a replacement to the long running Star Academy series.
|This section needs expansion with: ratings of seasons 4 and 5. You can help by adding to it. (May 2016)|
|First Episode||Last Episode||First Episode||Final||Average|
|1||12||Saturday, 8h50 PM||February 25, 2012||May 12, 2012||9 124 000 (37,9 %)||7 567 000 (34,4 %)||7 659 500 (33,6 %)|
|2||16||February 2, 2013||May 18, 2013||9 344 000 (40,7 %)||6 948 000 (32,6 %)||7 729 563 (34,6 %)|
|3||18||January 11, 2014||May, 2014||9 808 000 (40,5 %)||6 155 000 (28,7 %)||7 207 000 (32,8 %)|
- Premiere: La Une remporte la nouvelle Star Ac' face à M6
- Audiences : démarrage ultra-puissant pour "The Voice"
- Audiences : la finale de "The Voice" largement leader, France 2 ET M6 résistentT
- "The Voice, la plus belle voix" : succès d'audience et financier pour TF1
- "Audiences : retour en fanfare pour "The Voice", M6 et France 2 faibles, France 5 en forme" (in French). Ozap.com. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
- "Audiences : La finale de "The Voice" en baisse sur an, mais très loin devant l'Eurovision" (in French). Ozap.com. 2013-05-19. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
- "Audiences : Retour record pour "The Voice", "Blue Bloods" faible, France 5 résiste bien". Ozap.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25.